Honda S2000 vs Mazda RX-8

Picture of Mazda RX-8
Picture of Honda S2000 (AP1)
Category Mazda RX-8Honda S2000 (AP1)
Engine layout 1.3 l R22.0 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 231 / 228239 / 236
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 216 / 159208 / 153
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1381 / 30451265 / 2789
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 167 / 165189 / 187
Average price €32,000€25,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance Mazda RX-8Honda S2000 (AP1)
0 - 40 kph 2.2 s2.0 s
0 - 60 kph 4.0 s2.8 s
0 - 80 kph 6.0 s4.2 s
0 - 100 kph 6.6 s5.8 s
0 - 120 kph 11.4 s8.3 s
0 - 130 kph 11.1 s10.6 s
0 - 140 kph 15.3 s10.8 s
0 - 160 kph 17.0 s14.4 s
0 - 200 kph 30.5 s24.5 s
1000 m 28.9 s26.0 s
0 - 60 mph 6.5 s5.4 s
0 - 100 mph 16.4 s14.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.8 s @ 79.5 mph10.3 s @ 82.6 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s13.9 s
Est. 1/2 mile 25.6 s @ 117.4 mph24.2 s @ 121.2 mph

Rolling acceleration

Speed Mazda RX-8Honda S2000 (AP1)
60 - 100 kph (4) 8.0 s6.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 11.0 s8.6 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 9.9 s9.0 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 13.6 s11.0 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 8.1 s5.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 23.2 s19.4 s

General performance

Category Mazda RX-8Honda S2000 (AP1)
Top speed 235 kph (146 mph)242 kph (151 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 27.5 s @ 2464 ft24.6 s @ 2162 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.43 g (4 m/s²)0.48 g (5 m/s²)
Fuel economy 14.9 l/100 km (16 mpg US / 19 UK)7.0 l/100 km (34 mpg US / 40 UK)
100 kph - 0 36 m (118 ft)36 m (117 ft)
200 kph - 0 144 m (473 ft)150 m (491 ft)

Summary

Category Mazda RX-8Honda S2000 (AP1)
Track Performance 879870
Straight line speed 18442990
Total 27223860

Verdict

S2000 is the fastest by considerable margin.

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StanH  4y ago

different cars but very similar handling and specs, both revving to 9k.
Currently S2000 here are selling for $20k-$25k CDN.
I can get a much better condition RX8 for $7k, and I just did.


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saxy  7y ago

2 very different cars. One has 4 doors one has a removable roof. I'd take the Honda.


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Shaggy  7y ago

My money is on the Honda S2000. Its engine pits out an honest 240 horsepower. The Mazda RX8's Twin Wankel rotary engine is advertised to put out 250 horsepower but really only puts out 190.

 

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Nate Rist  3y ago

S2000 is advertised as 240hp at the flywheel while the RX-8’s is 238hp (250hp was revised a long time ago). Neither car put this down at the wheels. The RX-8 has a 20% drivetrain loss which would put it at 190whp (180whp is average for higher mileage ones) and the S2000 dynos about the same (Engineering explained dyno’d his for base line numbers and had similar results.


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Neil   7y ago

to have a more piratical car with 2 more seats and a boot you can use and a heavier car and only to be a fraction slower rx8 wins hands down


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Mart  13y ago

@ Remo

Yeah it's the Top Gear track (very wet) which messes up the Honda's times.


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Remo  13y ago

Well, I love to drive the RX8. But I wouldn't consider it faster than a S2000.