Mazda RX8 SPIRIT R 2012 – The New RX8


Mazda RX8 SPIRIT R 2012 – The New RX8

The RX8 will go out of production in late summer 2012, but according to the Mazda officials the rotary engine development will not stop then.
Japanese auto manufacturer has just announced it will launch a special edition called Mazda RX8 SPIRIT R based on RX8 Type RS versions, 6-speed manual transmission and a Type E 6-speed automatic transmission.

Mazda plans to sell around 1,000 copies RX8 SPIRIT R and to achieve this number, auto company offers several exclusive features such as different unique emblems, new headlights, fog lights and new rear lights, stirrups painted red and black insertions on the transmission tunnel.

Mazda RX8 Manual SPIRIT R version comes equipped with Recaro bucket seats and a set of alloy wheels, 18 inch, wrapped in 225/40R19 89W tires, while the automatic version is offered with black leather with red stitching on seats, steering wheel and handbrake lever.

Also, Mazda RX8 Auto SPIRIT R version received some elements of synthetic leather, sports suspension, larger brake discs and a set of alloy wheels 18 inch wheels in Gun Metallic color wrapped in 225/45R18 91W tires.

Mazda RX8 SPIRIT R will be available in three colors: Aluminium Metallic, Sparkling Black Mica and Crystal White Pearl Mica.

Main features of the limited Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R series

Base models

RX-8 Type RS (with six-speed manual transmission) and RX-8 Type E (with six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission)

Special equipment

For both manual and automatic transmission models

  • Exclusive SPIRIT R badge
  • Front headlights, front fog lights and rear combination lights (with black bezels)
  • Front and rear brake calipers (red)
  • Transmission tunnel trim (piano-black)
  • Curtain and front side SRS airbag system

Exclusive to the manual transmission model

  • Specially-made SPIRIT R bucket seats from RECARO
  • 225/40R19 89W tires and 19-inch alloy wheels (bronze)

Exclusive to the automatic transmission model

  • Leather seats (black with red stitching)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel (black with red stitching)
  • Parking brake lever (with red stitching)
  • Center console box front seat armrest and rear console box lid covered with synthetic leather (with red stitching)
  • Sports suspension, larger brakes
  • 225/45R18 91W tires and 18-inch alloy wheels (gun metallic)

Exterior body colors

  • Aluminum Metallic
  • Sparkling Black Mica
  • Crystal White Pearl Mica

Mazda RX8 SPIRIT R 2012 – The New RX8 photos

Mazda RX8 SPIRIT R 2012 – The New RX8


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