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Apr 17, 2003
NEW YORK, April 17th 2003: With an athletically sculpted exterior and one-of-a-kind 13B RENESIS rotary engine, the Mazda RX-8 is a sports car like no other. The base model is priced from $25,180 with a 210-horsepower engine and four-speed automatic transmission while the 250-horsepower, six-speed manual transmission RX-8—sporting 18-inch wheels and tires—is priced from $26,680. Both come equipped with power windows, mirrors and door locks, cruise control and an AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers.
Mazda continues to pioneer cutting-edge styling with the RX-8’s unique freestyle four-door design, effectively demonstrating that a true sports car does not need to sacrifice space or convenience.
The RX-8 delivers unprecedented sports car driving pleasure with the RENESIS rotary engine offering smooth, immediate power. Double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, complemented by electric power-assisted steering, yields razor sharp handling.
In addition to being the most revolutionary and cutting-edge sports car, the RX-8 is also one of the safest with standard features like ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution, front- and seat-mounted airbags as well as side air curtains. Mazda also incorporated high-strength steel construction for the side paneling and a special door-latch system in the freestyle door openings to create a solid exterior shell. The RX-8 is truly a sports car like no other at a value like no other.
Mazda North American Operations is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer parts and services support of Mazda vehicles in the United States. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., MNAO has more than 700 dealerships nationwide.