Mazda RX-7 vs Mazda RX-8

Picture of Mazda RX-8 (Type RS)
Picture of Mazda RX-7 (280 PS)
Category Mazda RX-8 (Type RS)Mazda RX-7 (280 PS)
Max power (ps / bhp) 231 / 228280 / 276
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 211 / 156314 / 232
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1391 / 30671271 / 2802
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 166 / 164220 / 217

Lap Times

Track Mazda RX-8 (Type RS)Mazda RX-7 (280 PS)
Tsukuba 1:10.481:06.36

Performance

Category Mazda RX-8 (Type RS)Mazda RX-7 (280 PS)
0 - 100 kph 6.4 s5.0 s
Top speed 236 kph (147 mph)251 kph (156 mph)

Summary

Category Mazda RX-8 (Type RS)Mazda RX-7 (280 PS)
Track Performance 83100
Straight line speed 131200
Total 214300

Verdict

RX-7 is the fastest by considerable margin.

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Jeff B  10y ago

It's not a better handling car, its definitely not better looking, it's not better sounding...
I'm just sad because it seems like Mazda has completely stopped with making hardcore sports cars like the Rx-7. And with the Rx-8 being cancelled, they might abandon the rotary...their claim to fame. :(
I hope they remake the Rx-7, the Rx-8 was lame.


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Gw2r  10y ago

The RX-8 is a better car over-all it just lacks power.


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Jeff B  10y ago

Perfect example of how far down Mazda has slipped.