2011 Mazda RX-8 R3

Started on Aug. 27 by brownmd89

Ride Rating


36000 miles, so far. Gearing is absurdly short, so hitting 9000 rpm redline can be done safely at civilized speeds. It's seen a few different tracks including Summit Point, Dominion Raceway, Watkins Glen, and NCCAR. The car is beautifully balanced (near 50% weight distribution with driver), has low CG (low and light engine), low polar moment of inertia (front-mid engine), relatively lightweight (3000 lbs), and low rotational inertia in the drivetrain (no reciprocating mass, light flywheel, factory carbon driveshaft). The flaws just make life more exciting (RIP apex seals and catalytic converters).

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