RX-8 vs. 500 HP BMW M5 at VIR. Mazda RX-8 wins.
Second session on Saturday, June 14, 2008. Finally let me pass after 1-3/4
laps. Both the BMW driver and I are advanced, high-performance driving
The RX-8 is completely stock except for a B&B muffler and Hawk HP Plus pads
on the front. It does not have traction control or stability control.
Tires are original stock street Potenzas. No doubt the M5 is stock too,
and this has more to do with weight than horsepower.
Camera is a Creative Labs Vado cheapcorder stuck to the windshield with a
suction cup cellphone holder. Video was recorded upside-down due to the
mount, and was transcoded to rotate it. Quality suffered.
My RX8 0 - 200 kph 27.2 sec. on 1 Km!! (stock,manual 231hp)
Szevasztok Magyarok! STOCK manual 231 hp RX-8 0-153 kph (96 mph) on 1/4
mile in 14.48 sec!!!(a Ferrari 360 Spyder, 400 hp does 1/4 mile in 12.73
sec).. / 0-100 kph (62 mph) in 6.72 sec. (Factory: 6.4 sec.) / 0-128 kph
(80 mph) in 10.13 sec. / 0-144 kph (90 mph) in 12.43 sec. / 0-150 kph (93.7
mph) in 13.94 sec. / 0-160 kph (100 mph) in 16.05 sec. / 0-176 kph (110
mph) in 19.92 sec. / 0-192 kph (120 mph) in 24.06 sec. / 0-200 kph (124
mph) in 27.23 sec (on less than 2/3 mile) and 0-209 kph (near 131 mph) in
32.93 sec (on other vid from me 32.1 sec. and 0-220 kph in 39.4 sec.)
Besttime: 0-230 kph in 44.6 sec on straight road(till max. 9000 rpm in
every gear). NO DOWNHILL, NO WIND, 9 DEGREES CELSIUS, DRY ROAD
Ferrari vs Porsche vs Mazda RX-8
Open Test Day at VIR. On board Koni Challenge ST Mazda RX-8 running
2:12@VIR. The Ferrari and Porsche GT3Cup cars obviously have more power
but the RX-8 hangs in the twisties! This is an NRG Motorsports prepped
Challenge car driven by Nick Gurucharri
Mazda RX8 review - Top Gear - Series 3 - BBC
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The Top Gear team put the Mazda RX8 through its paces in this exciting auto
and speed racing clip.
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Test Drive 2007 Mazda RX-8 w/ Exhaust, and Full Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour and test drive of a 2007 Mazda
RX-8. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration with a full
test drive over various road scenarios you might encounter during daily
driving. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.