Mazda RX-8 vs VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI

Picture of Mazda RX-8
Picture of VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI (Mk III 211 PS)
Category Mazda RX-8VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI
Max power (ps / bhp) 231 / 228211 / 208
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 216 / 159280 / 207
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1388 / 30601298 / 2862
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 167 / 164162 / 160

Lap Times

Track Mazda RX-8VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI
Hockenheim Short 1:19.601:18.60


Category Mazda RX-8VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI
0 - 100 kph 6.6 s6.7 s
0 - 200 kph 30.5 s28.6 s
Est. 1000 m 28.9 s @ 197.0 kph28.4 s @ 200.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 23.7 s21.9 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 6.3 s6.2 s
0 - 100 mph 17.4 s16.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.5 s @ 80.8 mph10.4 s @ 82.0 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s15.0 s
Est. 1/2 mile 25.3 s @ 117.4 mph24.9 s @ 119.3 mph
Top speed 235 kph (146 mph)240 kph (149 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.47 g (5 m/s²)0.47 g (5 m/s²)


Category Mazda RX-8VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI
Track Performance 96100
Straight line speed 10221086
Total 11181186


Scirocco 2.0 TSI is the fastest by a small margin.

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YoungSinatra  11y ago

Thanks for pointing out my typo Einstein. And yea my 85\' GSL-SE had nearly a 9 thousand R.P.M. factory red-line. I call that high reving.

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Apathy  11y ago

BS. I\'ve never seen a rotary go north of 300k miles. Also, it\'s rotary, not rotery, and the 13B-REW is NOT large, it\'s tiny and anemic. Friend had one, apex seals and a switch to a gt35r, popped when he tried to make 500whp on E85. Swapped it for an LS2 afterward. LOL

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YoungSinatra  11y ago

There is nothing like driving an RX-7 OR 8. The high reving rotary is simply a joy to drive. I had an RX-7 back in the day with the big 13-B engine. The bottom line is the RX-8 begs for a factory twin-turbo option to really show what it can do. It's a brilliant engine design. Only about 70 parts and ONLY 3 are moving. No tune-ups. Keep the oil changed and it has better engine life than a piston engine. Lastly, the RX desparately needs a face lift. The looks of the RX-8 just never grew on me.

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myself  11y ago

in my opinion, the mazda can probably get faster laptimes, because of its incredible ease to turn around corners, and with \"straight line\" specs so similar, it is likely that the scirocco cant keep up