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) 1400 / 30861260 / 2778
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 165 / 163190 / 187


Category Mazda RX-8Honda S2000 (AP1)
0 - 100 kph 6.6 s5.9 s
0 - 200 kph 30.5 s24.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 23.9 s18.6 s
0 - 100 mph 17.4 s14.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.4 s @ 82.0 mph10.0 s @ 85.7 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s13.9 s
Est. 1/2 mile 25.2 s @ 118.1 mph23.5 s @ 122.4 mph
Top speed 234 kph (145 mph)241 kph (150 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.48 g (5 m/s²)0.53 g (5 m/s²)


Category Mazda RX-8Honda S2000 (AP1)
Track Performance 781770
Straight line speed 651900
Total 14321670


S2000 is the fastest by a small margin.

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StanH  2y 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  5y ago

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

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Shaggy  5y 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  1y 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   5y 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  11y ago

@ Remo

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

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Remo  11y ago

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