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THE rotary-engined Mazda RX-8 has been credited with 40 international speed records by the FIA, the governing body of world motor racing.
Motor manufacturers are never slow to blow their own trumpets, but in this case it's fully warranted because the RX-8 is a sensational piece of kit.
Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) (TYO: 7261), a Japan-based automaker, is introducing a new RX-8 R3 at the British International Motor Show in London.
Owners of the current RX-8 will be especially interested in this as the RX-8 has always been thirsty for oil.
To date, Mazda has supplied one RX-8 Hydrogen RE each to two private companies as well as to Hiroshima prefecture and city government authorities in Japan.
Inside there is stone leather seat trim plus Nemesis-branded carpet mats and Mazda RX-8 branded aluminium door scuff plates.
It's surprisingly practical too, and due to a recent experience I now also consider the RX-8 to be one of the toughest and most reliable cars around - but more about that later.
The ''RX-8 Sports Prestige Limited 2'' in six-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission models has such features as newly designed seats with mixed suede-like artificial leather upholstery and leather covers, for a luxurious look.
The two record breaking Mazda RX-8s averaged 133.02 and 134.95mph respectively over the 24-hour trial.
April saw the RX-8 sales exceed 12,700 since its launch and around 170 for the month.
The RX-8 promises to be one of the most exciting cars from Mazda for many years.
The new RX-8 comes with special alloy wheels, a new rear wing, blue light front fog lamps and two anniversary badges.
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