2004 Mazda RX8 Pictures and Reviews

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2004 Mazda RX8 Performance Review and Pictures

Here is the performance battle between a real 2004 Mazda RX8 versus the 1/10 nitro powered remote control car from HPI with a Mazda RX8 Speed body kit. Can the 238 bhp rotary engine 2004 RX8 sports car beat the 1.2 hp 4WD remote controlled RX8 with a Mazda Speed body kit?

Here is a side-by-side comparison, specs, pictures, and review of the 2004 Mazda RX8. Plus links to where you can buy an RX8 for sale online.

Specs 2004 Mazda RX8 1/10 RX8 Mazda Speed 
Pictures Mazda RX8 Picture
Photo credit: autoascii.jp
Mazda RX8 Speed Picture
Engine Power    
Type 1.3L RENESIS rotary HPI Nitro Star T-15
Displacement (cc) 1,308 cc  2.49 cc
Power 238 bhp @ 8,500 RPM 1.2 hp @ 29,000 RPM
Chassis / Suspension    
Transmission 6-speed manual 2-speed automatic
Drive Rear-wheel drive 4WD
Brakes Ventilated disc brakes -
Tires 225/45 R18 X-pattern rubber
Weight 3,050 lbs -
Performance    
Acceleration - -
Top Speed - 70 kph / 43 mph
Street Price $ 26,680 $ 349

Mazda RX8 For Sale

So far I have not been able to find a ready-to-run Mazda RX8 remote control car. But there are a couple of beautiful Mazda RX8 body kits from HPI Racing (190mm and 200mm wide bodies). You can buy the body kit then put it on the 1/10 HPI RS4 EV0 series remote control car.

HPI Mazda RX8 Body Kit
Picture from HPI Racing Website (200mm wide body)


Picture from HPI Racing Website (190mm wide body)

The 1/10 HPI RS4 EV0 is powered by a 2-stroke engine producing 1.2 horsepower. With a top speed of 70+ kph (actual speed) this is more than just a toy. And not just performance, HPI's scale Mazda RX8 body kit is simply awesome (see pictures above).

And in a race from 0-60 kph the remote control model would probably beat the real RX8.

Here is a recommended R/C hobby shop where you can buy the nitro powered 1/10 HPI RS4 EV0 rc car and the separate RX8 body kit for sale online.


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