All 200 units will be sold in Japan
Mazda is celebrating the 40
anniversary of its rotary engine with this special edition RX-8. Limited to just 200 units, the ingeniously titled ‘RX-8 Rotary Engine 40
Anniversary’ pays homage to the Cosmo Sport, Mazda’s first rotary-engined car.
In addition to the marble white paintwork, each car features keyless entry, special anniversary badging, 18in chrome wheels and a unique black and silver alcantara interior. Performance remains unchanged from the standard RX-8’s 228bhp output, but Mazda says it has improved the
Interior gets bespoke black and silver alcantara trim
car’s ride and handling by fitting Bilstein dampers and a foam-filled front cross member.
A worthy tribute, but unfortunately the car is only on sale in Japan where it costs the equivalent of £13,000 and is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto ‘box.
'67 Cosmo Sport: the original rotary-engined Mazda