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
RX8 last moments
*** Please read this before commenting or judging ***
Pictures references : http://www.rx8club.com/album.php?albumid=2545
Street View of the road : http://goo.gl/maps/m5n9v
Car physics (around 1:25 for weight transfer) :
I'm posting this link because a lot of people were commenting that a car
weight would not shift to the front when decelerating.
This video was taken on the A327 near Mont-Tremblant. It just happens that
for this road trip I decided to put the GoPro on, just for fun, just to
film the twist and turns on one of the few nice roads that we have in
I normally drive carefully, as I am long past the age where I was reckless,
but this time, with the influence of my friends we decided to be a little
bit more "adventurous". Very stupid decision, I didn't know the road, new
suspensions adjustments were made especially for track event planned for
the week after. So, in short, it was a stupid decision to drive that fast,
there are race tracks everywhere just for that purpose.
For those people that think they would do better, that their car can beat
the crap out of the RX8 and the Boxster, how bad I am at driving and so on,
don't bother leaving a comment. You probably have better ways to waste your
The main reasons why I decided to post this video are 1: Hey, I happened to
capture a major accident, that's not something that happens too often and
2: Some lessons have to be learned the hard way. I did, so there is a
chance that some people would understand that driving recklessly on a
public road is totally stupid. It's dangerous for your life and the life of
others. Even if you're the best driver on the planet and that you have the
best car available, there is still a chance that you could make a mistake
or simply that someone else would come the other way while you are crossing
that nice yellow line in the middle of the road.
The car was totaled and replaced it with a SUV and two motorcycles (Ninja
650r and a Ducati Streetfighter)
EDIT: This is not bragging, it's just that I receive so many question about
what replaced the RX8
Pictures references : http://www.rx8club.com/album.php?albumid=2545
Street View of the road: http://goo.gl/maps/ameJO
Montaje del Motor Renesis - Mazda RX-8 - NO REBUILD
Proceso de remontaje del motor Renesis de un Mazda RX-8. NO ES UN REBUILD
de Motor puesto que no se han cambiado ninguna junta de estanqueidad,
sellos de aceite o sellos de motor. Se ha limpiado todas las piezas y se
han reutilizado, con el propósito de practicar el montaje del motor y
almacenarlo de una manera mas compacta para en un futuro rehacerlo con
piezas destinadas a su uso en competición.
REPITO: NO REBUILD, el motor no funcionará puesto que no tiene juntas de
estanqueidad, es un video de propósito meramente instructivo.
Manual de Taller:
Rx-8 handling, exit at 60+, limit is 25, + exhaust sound
Got wife and kid in car so couldn't go to crazy, but it helped to have the
wife to take the video. I could easily do 70-75 because the Sumitomo 265 35
18's dont even slip doing 60-65. I put the windows down so you could hear
the Agency Power 3" cat-less Exhaust,
as well as my daughter having fun. For suspension I have the Tokico shocks
and springs, adjustable rate w/ 1.5" drop.
This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
Boxster S: Chasing a Mazdaspeed 3
This video is from Nord Stern's (Porsche Club) Last Fling DE at Brainerd
International Raceway in Brainerd, MN the weekend of Sept. 29 & 30, 2007.
Video was taken from a stock 2000 Porsche Boxster S on Bridgestone RE-01
The 2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is being driven by a good friend of mine. It
has upgraded suspension, intake, and Exhaust. It's also running on street tires.
2015 Mazda CX-3 Review
Small SUV’s are the hottest things on four wheels at the moment, and
while there are a number of exciting new models launching in 2015 – none
are more highly anticipated than the Mazda CX-3.
The CX-3 is the 5th model to feature Mazda’s Kodo design language. Mazda
say it is a way of expressing the car’s soul and dynamism through its
What results is an attractive and stylish little car, the blacked-out
arches and skirts and floating roof at the rear working particularly well
with the signature soul red paint.
That said, the CX-3 is a good looking car in all of its available 8
The CX-3 is a little bigger than a Mazda 2 – on which it is based - but
smaller than a 3 – and obviously smaller than a CX-5.
Putting that into real world context, the 264 litre boot fills up pretty
quickly with a small carry-on bag in there. You can adjust the height of
the parcel tray and fold the 60/40 seats for more room (1174) – but
day-to-day, you’ll need to travel light.
However the CX-3 is only 1.5m high, so if you need more room for your
weekend adventures, then loading up a roof-mounted bike carrier isn’t too
The back seats are pretty cozy. I’m 6’3” and it’s very tight back
here for both leg and head room. There’s no center arm rest either.
The CX-3 can be had in box 2WD and AWD, so space is reduced to handle the
extra drivetrain components below.
It’s easy to get in due to the taller stance and big doors.
Up front is much more comfortable for me, with driver’s side height
adjustment and a reach/rake adjustable steering wheel.
Vision is good, despite the narrow glass house at the back, and the top
spec Akari features a panoramic sunroof for even more light.
A common criticism with Mazda is the road noise. Using a basic app – we
can see noise is about xxx db. We ran the same test in a Golf which gave us
It is noticeable, particularly on coarse chip surfaces, but around town
it’s not too bad.
The safety pack is a $1030 option (blind spot, rear cross traffic, smart
braking) on all but the top-spec Akari
The touch screen MZD infotainment system is standard in all but the base
Neo grade car. It includes navigation, internet radio, and can read aloud
text messages and even your latest twitter updates.
There are 4-grades, 2-engines, 2-transmissions, 2-drive types and 8 colours
in the CX-3 range.
The base CX-3 Neo (petrol, manual, 2wd) can be had from just $19,990 plus
on roads. This climbs all the way to $37,690 for an AWD Akari diesel auto.
Mazda are aiming for 1000k sales a month – the lion’s share being the
It may eat into sales of Mazda’s 2, 3 and even CX-5 – but given the
CX-3’s style focused and enjoyable nature, it could very well make some
serious in-roads into the compact SUV category.
Nissan GT-R 10.299 world record holder in the 1/4 mile.
Check out http://www.tothefloor.com for more specs, photo's and videos of
this car. We live cars and update the site daily.
SSP's world record holding GT-R. This car is the fastest GT-R in the
quarter mile as of March 10th 2010.