Best priced Mazda RX-8 cars for sale in Myanmar
The Mazda RX-8 is a sports car introduced by Mazda Motors Corporation in 2003 as the successor of Mazda RX-7. The first generation of RX-8 was sold between 2003 and 2008, while the second and last generation was introduced in 2009. Most Mazda RX8 in Myanmar car market are the second generations. The sports car was discontinued in 2012. Mazda is currently working on producing the successor of RX-8. A number of special edition cars were also offered by the automaker, which include Shinka, Evolve, PZ, Nemesis and Kuro. The RX8 reaches Myanmar, as with most others, through the Japanese used car auction market. It is popular in Myanmar among car enthusiasts as well as aftermarket equipment manufacturers and as a status symbol for the household.
Reasons to buy Mazda RX8
Performance and engine specs of the RX-8
At the heart of the Mazda RX-8 is its high-revving, 1.3-liter rotary engine. Unlike a conventional piston engine, the Mazda RX-8’s rotary engine includes no pistons, cylinders, or valves. Compared to over forty parts in a piston engine, the RX8 engine only has three main moving parts, delivering power that is refined yet incredibly smooth. It is then no wonder that this ingenious engine design has won the Mazda RX-8 the International Engine of the Year award in 2003. The RX-8 comes with two types of RENESIS engines: the exceptional 231hp engine with a 6-speed manual transmission or the potent 192hp engine coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. Both engines deliver smooth acceleration and exhilarating power necessary for an adrenalin rush associated with sports cars.
The Sleek Design of Mazda RX-8
The animated exterior body of the Mazda RX8, except for the plastic front and rear bumpers, is made of steel. Weight is greatly reduced through the use of plastic and aluminum for several body panels. The carbon fiber composite driveshaft with the manual gearbox reduces the rotational mass connected to the engine. The RX8 also has a commendable power-to-weight ratio and an almost-perfect 50:50 weight distribution due to
- the rotary engine, which is already lighter and smaller than most piston engines of similar power, sitting further back and lower in its body frame
- the fuel tank being ahead of the rear axle
- the unusually long wheelbase for its design.
This contributes greatly to the vehicle’s stability, balance and agility, along with the flared arches shaping the 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels placed at the extreme corners of the car. Other exterior features include LED tail-lights, dual exhaust with chrome tips, free-style door system, dual power side mirrors, and in-glass antenna.
The Mazda RX-8 interior throughout received very few styling updates yet looks fresh and up-to date even today. The comfortable front and rear seats teamed with the high quality materials and elegant interior design provide the perfect ambiance. The speedometer is located inside the tachometer housing. The rear seat console provides a storage space. Both manual and automatic climate control with pollen filter are available in the RX-8. The leather wrapped tilt steering wheel features mounted controls for the Cruise Control. The cabin also offers high-end amenities like Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, power door locks with 2-stage unlocking, Advanced Key-less Entry and Start System, Auto-dimming rear view mirror with HomeLink, Dual Front map lights and rear window defogger with timer.
The safety features of the RX 8
The RX8 provides an exceptionally fluid and precise handling around tight bends and corners, thanks to a well-balanced chassis, the multi-link rear suspension and the double-wishbone front suspension. The following added features also inspire great confidence in the safety of the Mazda RX8:
- Electric power steering that is razor-sharp
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) that helps keep traction during rapid acceleration
- Limited-slip differential
- Traction control
- Electric Stability Control
- 4-Wheel ABS with Brake Assist
- Tire Pressure Monitor
- Cruise Control
- Power locks
- SRS Airbags
Standout Features of Mazda RX 8
A unique sports car in every sense of the word, the Mazda RX-8 is equipped with brilliant RENESIS rotary engine design, not offered by any other production car. RX8 also comes with the small reverse-facing rear doors, not seen in other sports car. The marvelous six-speed short-throw shifter also contributes to its precision. Other standout features are auto-dimming rear view mirror, rear window defogger with timer, in-glass antenna and variable-intermittent windshield wipers.
Mazda RX8 Price in Myanmar
The price of a used Mazda RX 8 in Myanmar varies between 85L Kyats to 210L Kyats.
Overall impression of Mazda RX 8
The Mazda RX-8 is a talented sports car with an unbelievably low price tag. The quad coupe has an edge over other sport cars with its practical design and ample boot space. It delivers an exhilarating driving performance with terrific road handling. The only downside to owning a Mazda RX-8 is its fuel hungry engine which is often overlooked by those looking for an exciting and reliable sports car. In Myanmar market, some of the closest competitors of Mazda RX-8, although unmatchable to RX-8’s low price, are Nissan Fairlady and Honda Insight.