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                                                                              2004 Mazda RX 8
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(Source Mazda )  The RX-8 was developed to deliver distinctive styling and unparalleled driving excitement. At the same, the car also delivers high practicality, such as seating room for four adults, good fuel economy, and utility. The RX-8 is designed to meet the needs of active, sports-minded customers who enjoy spending time with friends and family. Furthermore, despite the absence of center pillars, the car provides a high level of safety, and was designed with environmental concerns in mind.

           Mazda is the only automobile manufacturer to master the rotary engine and has done so for nearly four decades. The company made its international racing debut in the 1968 84-Hour Marathon de la Route endurance competition in Nurburgring, Germany, with the Cosmo Sport 110S, Mazda's first rotary-engine sports car. Following the success of the Cosmo Sport 110S, Mazda continued to make its mark with the rotary-powered R-100, RX-2, RX-3, RX-4, RX-5. In the late 1970s and 1980s, the Mazda RX-7 quickly established itself as the dominant car in its class, ultimately becoming the most successful model in International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) history. Mazda then conquered Le Mans by winning the overall victory with the 787B racer, powered by the four-rotor engine.
      Engine                                      1.3 Liter
      HP    238 @ 8500 rpm  6 speed Manual
      Displacement     --
      Torque    159 lb-ft @ 5500 6 speed Manual
      Weight    3029 lbs
      Acceleration 0-60  mph        5.9 sec.                                          
      Top speed    148 mph
      Driveline    --
      Price (approx)    $26,650

         Since its debut at the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the brand new 2004 RX-8 has been touted as a sports car like no other. Propelled by the all-new RENESIS 13B rotary engine, the RX-8's twin rotors deliver 238 horsepower and one of the most pleasing engine sounds ever. Its unique, athletically sculpted styling features freestyle doors and enough passenger room for four full-size adults.  It also offers perfect 50/50 weight distribution