Mazda RX-8 vs Nissan 350Z

Picture of Mazda RX-8
Picture of Nissan 350Z (287 PS)
Category Mazda RX-8Nissan 350Z (287 PS)
Engine layout 1.3 l R23.5 l V6
Max power (ps / bhp) 231 / 228287 / 283
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 216 / 159371 / 274
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1400 / 30861532 / 3377
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 165 / 163187 / 185

Performance

Category Mazda RX-8Nissan 350Z (287 PS)
0 - 100 kph 6.6 s6.0 s
0 - 200 kph 30.5 s22.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 23.9 s16.2 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 6.1 s5.6 s
0 - 100 mph 17.4 s13.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.4 s @ 82.0 mph10.0 s @ 86.4 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s13.8 s
Top speed 234 kph (145 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.48 g (5 m/s²)0.52 g (5 m/s²)

Summary

Category Mazda RX-8Nissan 350Z (287 PS)
Track Performance 13261400
Straight line speed 608900
Total 19342300

Verdict

350Z is the fastest by a small margin.

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Andrew  8y ago

Deffinitely. Im looking at moving up to a 350z anyway Apathy. Its the availability of off the shelf modifications, mass amounts of torque over the 8, the roar of a V6.

Looking forward to it!


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Shaggy  8y ago

If I'm correct, the Mazda RX-8 was recalled because its power was way under the advertised horsepower.


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Apathy  8y ago

I'm not trying to talk down the RX8, it's very fun to drive.

Unfortunately, it's quite underpowered and limited by skinny tires. It's nimble, but struggles around higher speed turns.


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Apathy  8y ago

Andrew, unfortunately for you, the RX8 is just too underpowered to really be competitive, even on a roadcourse.

While the RX8 handles well and is easy to drive, it still doesn't have much grip with its skinny tires.

You beat the driver most likely.
The 350z isn't much better, but still consistently faster than an RX8.


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Andrew  8y ago

All im going to say, is that on the road, My RX8 pulled away from the 350z I was having fun with. He caught on the straight but in the corners it just could carry that speed through.

That and having a 3.5ltr V6 to power it with 295bhp is alot better than the RX8. Believe it or not most RX8's run at 190 bhp on the 231 models. No way near the '231psi/228bhp' claimed.


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Shaggy  8y ago

The Maxda RX8 and the rotary engine are both overhyped.


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JayKarthi  8y ago

Nissan 350Z is Much Faster Than Mazda RX-8 Proven on Fifth Gear