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Mazda RX-8

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Mazda RX-8

4-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder rotary (Wankel) engine, 2616 cm3 / 159.6 cu in / 159.6 cu in, 140.9 kW / 189.0 hp / 189.0 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 223 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph top speed, consumption 10.8 l/100km / 26.2 mpg-UK / 21.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MazdaIssued from2001
ModelRX-8Issued until
SerieRX-8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMazda Motor Corp.CountryJP,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4430 mm / 174.4 in / 174.4 inTotal (curb) weight1345 kg / 2965 lb / 2965 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in / 106.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1505 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.02 m2 / 21.7 sq ft / 21.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.60 m2 / 6.5 sq ft / 6.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.0 kW / 20.2 hp / 20.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typerotary (Wankel) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerMazdaValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2616 cm3 / 159.6 cu in / 159.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity1308.00 cm3/cylinder / 79.819 cu in/cylinder / 79.819 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power140.9 kW / 189.0 hp / 189.0 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)80.1 kW / 107.4 hp / 107.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output53.9 kW/l / 1.184 bhp/cu in / 1.184 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque84.1 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.76
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed223 km/h / 139 mph / 139 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio140.5 kW/ton / 106.5 bhp/ton / 106.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)15.1 l/100km / 18.7 mpg-UK / 15.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.3 l/100km / 34.0 mpg-UK / 28.3 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)10.8 l/100km / 26.2 mpg-UK / 21.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions267 g/km / 430 g/mi / 430 g/mi
  Range565 km / 351 mi / 351 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbonesSuspension rearIndependent, Multi-link
Wheels front7.5JJ x 16Wheels rear7.5JJ x 16
Tyres front225/50 R 16Tyres rear225/50 R 16
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front303 mm / 11.9 in / 11.9 inBrake diameter rear302 mm / 11.9 in / 11.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mazda RX-8

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