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Mazda RX-8 Sport

(2007 model)

Brief specs of 2007 Mazda RX-8 Sport

5-door 4-seater hatchback (liftback) sedan, Dual disk W engineankel, 1306 cm3 / 79.7 cu in / 79.7 cu in, 173.0 kW / 232.0 hp / 232.0 hp @ 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm, 215.6 N·m / 159.0 lb·ft / 159.0 lb·ft @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MazdaIssued from2007
ModelRX-8 SportIssued until
SerieRX-8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMazda Motor Corp.CountryJP,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typehatchback (liftback) sedanNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)227 l / 8.02 cu ft / 8.02 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2520 l / 88.99 cu ft / 88.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)419 l / 14.80 cu ft / 14.80 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4430 mm / 174.4 in / 174.4 inTotal (curb) weight1180 kg / 2601 lb / 2601 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity201 kg / 443 lb / 443 lb
Wheelbase2710 mm / 106.7 in / 106.7 inGross (max.) weight1381 kg / 3045 lb / 3045 lb
Track frontTowing weight800 kg / 1764 lb / 1764 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity60 l / 13.2 UK gal / 15.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 22.0 sq ft / 22.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.61 m2 / 6.6 sq ft / 6.6 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.2 kW / 20.4 hp / 20.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine TypeDual disk W engineankel (Dual disk Wankel)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
FuelStroke85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.86
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement1306 cm3 / 79.7 cu in / 79.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity355.76 cm3/cylinder / 21.710 cu in/cylinder / 21.710 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power173.0 kW / 232.0 hp / 232.0 hp at 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm
AspirationMax. torque215.6 N·m / 159.0 lb·ft / 159.0 lb·ft at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)69.2 kW / 92.8 hp / 92.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output132.5 kW/l / 2.911 bhp/cu in / 2.911 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque165.1 N·m/l / 1.44 lb·ft/cu in / 1.44 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio199.2 kW/ton / 150.9 bhp/ton / 150.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.8 l/100km / 23.9 mpg-UK / 19.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions154 g/km / 248 g/mi / 248 g/mi
  Range508 km / 316 mi / 316 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/55-R16Tyres rear225/55-R16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mazda RX-8 Sport

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