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Mazda RX-8 Challenge

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Mazda RX-8 Challenge

4-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) Dual disk W engineankel, 1308 cm3 / 79.8 cu in / 79.8 cu in, 170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp @ 8200 rpm / 8200 rpm / 8200 rpm, 211.0 N·m / 155.6 lb·ft / 155.6 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 7-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph top speed, consumption 11.4 l/100km / 24.8 mpg-UK / 20.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MazdaIssued from2003
ModelRX-8 ChallengeIssued until
SerieRX-8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMazda Motor Corp.CountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)290 l / 10.24 cu ft / 10.24 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4410 l / 155.74 cu ft / 155.74 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4440 mm / 174.8 in / 174.8 inTotal (curb) weight1425 kg / 3142 lb / 3142 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity390 kg / 860 lb / 860 lb
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight1815 kg / 4001 lb / 4001 lb
Track frontTowing weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine TypeDual disk W engineankel (Dual disk Wankel)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1308 cm3 / 79.8 cu in / 79.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power170.0 kW / 228.0 hp / 228.0 hp at 8200 rpm / 8200 rpm / 8200 rpm
AspirationMax. torque211.0 N·m / 155.6 lb·ft / 155.6 lb·ft at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)68.0 kW / 91.2 hp / 91.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output130.0 kW/l / 2.856 bhp/cu in / 2.856 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque161.3 N·m/l / 1.41 lb·ft/cu in / 1.41 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears7
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio162.1 kW/ton / 122.8 bhp/ton / 122.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.4 l/100km / 24.8 mpg-UK / 20.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions267 g/km / 429 g/mi / 429 g/mi (est.)
  Range535 km / 333 mi / 333 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/70-R16Tyres rear225/45-ZR18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mazda RX-8 Challenge

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