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Mazda Rotary Ends Production, May Return As Hydrogen Range-Extender

The last rotary-powered car from Mazda rolled off its production line in Japan on Friday, a 2011 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R sold only in the Japanese domestic market. With no successor confirmed, we may never see a rotary engine in a production car ever again, though those at Mazda certainly don’t want to see it this way. Part of the reason for its...

Mazda RX-8 spirit lives on

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Mazda will double its final production run of the Japan-only Mazda RX-8 Spirit R limited edition to commemorate the car’s nine years of service coming to an end in June. The rotary-engined RX-8 Spirit R features bigger brakes, red calipers, … Continue reading ?

Mazda Extends RX-8 Spirit R Production By A Further 1000 Cars

The retirement of Mazda's RX-8 sports car is beginning to look suspiciously like that closing-down sale that never ends. With tightening emissions laws and declining sales moving Mazda to put the ageing RX-8 out to pasture in mid-2011, a limited-edition Spirit R model was announced to commemorate its hero's passing. Show More Summary

Mazda doubles production of final edition RX-8 Spirit R

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Strong demand has led Mazda to build an additional 1,000 examples of the RX-8 Spirit R.

Official: Reprieve! End of Mazda RX-8 pushed back by extra 1,000 units

And now for some good news from Mazda: it is doubling the run of its limited edition RX-8 Spirit R, adding 1,000 more units to production due to demand. Announced late last year, this Japan-only model celebrates the end of the RX-8's nine-year existence. Show More Summary

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

posted on 10.10.2011 10:00 written by Kirby filed under: Mazda | Japan | coupe | Mazda RX8 | sports cars | special editions | Cars | Car Reviews | Mazda The Mazda RX-8 is set to run off into the sunset in a year’s time, but for one of...Show More Summary

2012 Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R Review - Pictures, features, specs

The new 2012 Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R sports car Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R, a special edition version of its four-door, four-seat rotary engine sports car. 2012 Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R photo The RX-8 SPIRIT R will go on sale from November 24, 2011 at all Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan. Show More Summary

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R to signal end of RX-8 production

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

One of Japans’ most iconic cars, the Mazda RX-8, is set to finish up production by June next year, with details of the special edition run-out model announced last week. The Mazda RX-8 Spirit R, takes its name from the final edition of the model’s prequel, the Mazda RX-7 Spirit R and comes with a [...]Show More Summary

Mazda Brings Back Spirit R Badge For Final RX-8, Rotary Development Continues

Mazda's famed Spirit R badge, which appeared on the last 1500 examples of the last-generation RX-7, is back. Once again, it's a limited-edition offering, and this time it's for the outgoing RX-8 sports car. Available only in the Japanese market, the RX-8 Spirit R will be limited to just 1000 cars. Show More Summary

Japan Hogs Special Zoom, 2012 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R

Fans of Mazda’s RX-8 have cause for celebration and anguish alike. The Japanese automaker is releasing a special edition Spirit R edition—perhaps the finest RX-8 to date—though plans indicate it won’t float across the Pacific. Mazda’s attractive sports coupe initially debuted in 2003, bringing with it a fair amount of zip, accessibly priced. Current RX-8s [...]

Mazda to close out RX-8 with Spirit R special edition

3 years agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Mazda will send-off its rotary-engined RX-8 with a Japan-only special edition.

Mazda Celebrates Death Of RX8 With Great Spirits, Wankel Lives!

Mazda confirmed what the world had known for more than a year: Its iconic, Wankel-powered RX8 is going to die. “Mazda RX-8 production will end in June 2012,” says a Mazda statement. Mazda celebrates the end of an era in style.  The Hiroshima company lays on a Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R special edition that [...]

Official: Mazda RX-8 Spirit R will be last special edition before production ends

Mazda has chosen to commemorate the departure of the company's RX-8 with one last special edition in Japan. The Mazda RX-8 Spirit R is set to arrive at Japanese dealerships next month and will offer 1,000 lucky buyers a host of aesthetic upgrades over the base vehicle. Show More Summary

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R will be the final special edition model of Mazda RX-8

Mazda has announced the Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R, a special edition version of its four-door, four-seat rotary engine sports car. The RX-8 SPIRIT R will go on sale from November 24, 2011 at all Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan. Show More Summary

Mazda Sending Out RX-8 With Special Edition Spirit R

In August we were sad to report that Mazda was ending production of its RX-8 sports car and with no successor in sight will effectively end production of the world’s only volume Wankel rotary powered car. However, Mazda was never going to let its unique sports car drive off into the sunset without a bang, today announcing the special edition...

Review: 2010 Infiniti G37S (A Road Trip Five Years In The Making, Part Two)

As recounted last week, I had been wanting for years to meet up with my best friend and both of our fathers in a pair of Mazda RX-8s for a spirited West Virginia road trip. Finally, the appointed day arrived for the drive from Detroit to West Virginia. The car selected for the task: a [...]

Shocking Rumor! Mazda considers RX-7 revival

Rumors about a true successor to the FD RX-7 have been kicking around automotive circles since... oh, just about exactly when the car left the world for good way back in 2002. While it could be argued that the Mazda RX-8 is a spiritual...Show More Summary

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