The fans of Mazda and high-performance models will be glad to hear that the year 2018 is going to reveal another sports car. It will be the new 2018 Mazda RX-8 which was inspired by the RX-Vision Concept revealed in Tokyo earlier this year. The new RX-8 will be hiding a more powerful engine under its hood and undergo significant improvements.
When it comes to exterior of the 2018 Mazda RX-8, we can say that it will definitely keep its recognizable sporty features and an aggressive design. This coupe will certainly be eye-catching. The changes will not be so drastic, but it will appear with a refreshed styling and features. Some would compare it with the new MX-5 and it is possible that these two will share the system. The chassis of the new Mazda will be lighter in weight due to aluminum and carbon steel use. Such a reduced weight will improve the acceleration and performance as well as fuel economy. This model will also seem futuristic and aerodynamic with its sharp edges and it will be available in several colors. The headlights as well as the taillights will be using the latest LED technology.
Mazda has always been known for its luxury which will now be combined with sporty features. It is exactly what you can expect inside the new 2018 RX-8, too. The cabin will be ultimately modern and more spacious than the ones seen inside the previous models. The seats will be comfortable and adjustable so you can easily enjoy your pleasant ride. You can also hope that Mazda will use only leather and high-quality materials to furnish the interior. We have been informed that this model is perhaps primarily aimed at younger population. There will be many hi-tech options upgraded together with the touch screen displays and the latest infotainment and entertainment systems. Safety systems and driver assist features will also be included.
According to the information our team has got, the 2018 Mazda RX-8 will be hiding a new 1.3-liter engine under its hood. The rumor has it that it has been inspired by a Wankel engine. It will also be able to deliver up to 300 horsepower. The new RX-8 will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, but it is quite possible that other options will be offered as well. It has also been said that this model will need less than 7.0 seconds to hit 60 mph. Another possible engine version is a hybrid which would combine a twin-rotor Wankel engine and electric motor. This information has not been confirmed yet.
2018 Mazda RX-8 Release Date and Price
Mazda models have always been famous for being luxurious, but at the same time affordable. The base model of the 2018 RX-8 is expected to start around $33,000. The release date has not been announced, but the new Mazda is expected to make its debut by the end of 2017.