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The Mazda RX-8 (SE3P) was released in early 2003 as a successor to the Mazda RX-7. It was redesigned in 2009 as the Mazda RX-8 R3.

Unlike its predecessor, the Mazda RX-8 is a four-seater and comes with fixed headlights. The RX-8 was designed to be more practical for everyday use than the RX-7.

Need for Speed: Underground 2

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2, and is unlocked upon the player completing URL event 9 within career stage 4.

The RX-8 is a well-rounded car with exceptional handling, good acceleration and modest top speed. When fully upgraded, the RX-8 retains its driving traits albeit with improved top speed and goes head-to-head against its older brother, the RX-7.

Stock 0-60 mph: 5.97 s 0-100 mph: 15.89 s Top Speed: 148.0 mph (238 km/h) Torque: 158.5 ft-lbs Power: 237.4 bhp
Fully Upgraded 0-60 mph: 3.38 s 0-100 mph: 8.04 s Top Speed: 216.0 mph (348 km/h) Torque: 269.9 ft-lbs Power: 476.6 bhp

Need for Speed: Underground Rivals

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $48,000

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, costs $32,000, and is unlocked upon defeating Blacklist racer #12 - Izzy. In the Game Boy Advance release, it can be bought for 2,500 rep points.

In Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the RX-8 lacks in terms of acceleration but also comes with overall good handling and a relatively high top speed.

The Mazda RX-8 is driven by two storyline characters; Mia Townsend and Blacklist racer Izzy, whose car can be obtained via a pink slip marker.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0; it can be purchased for $32,000 and is unlocked upon the player defeating Izzy.

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 1 tuner class car that costs $25,000, and is available from the beginning of the title.

The RX-8 can be selected as a starting vehicle in the career mode alongside two other cars. Compared to the other choices, the RX-8 has the slowest acceleration but compensates it with superior handling performance that makes quick and steady cornering possible. In Drift events, the RX-8 tends to have twitchy steering when driven at a low speed, often forcing players to downshift to regain speed.

A bonus Mazda RX-8, for use in Quick Race events, can be unlocked by visiting and purchasing it from a Mazda Dealership found in the Billings District of Downtown Palmont. The bonus RX-8 appeared in Revved, a short-lived graphic novel by Top Cow, which included a reprint released in 2006 following a 2006 San Diego Comic Con exclusive cover release[1], and a cancelled television series that was in pre-production at Fox Television Studios[2].

A modified RX-8 must be used in the bronze tier canyon race event within the challenge series.

Need for Speed Carbon: Own The City

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City, and is unlocked upon defeating Layla 3. It is also driven by Layla 1.

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 2 vehicle that costs $28,000 and is available from the beginning of the title.

The RX-8 is best suited for Grip and Drift events. It is less useful in Speed and Drag events as it reaches its maximum revs too quickly and lacks a high top speed.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 4 vehicle that costs $22,000 and is unlocked upon the player reaching Wheelman Level 2.5. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $37,000.

The RX-8 follows similar traits as its appearance in Need for Speed: Carbon - it is one of the slowest accelerating cars of the title although it also possesses a sharp and grippy handling. Without upgrades, the RX-8 is capable of only reaching 188 mph (303 km/h) as top speed.

Need for Speed: Shift

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 1 vehicle with a 3.20 car rating and costs $27,000. It is unlocked by default and capable of a Works conversion.

It lacks in straight-line performance, but offers great handling traits.

Shift 2: Unleashed

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern class car that costs $20,600 and comes with a D 320 performance rating and 2.72 handling rating.

If the player swaps its engine in favour of a tri-rotor version in Shift 2: Unleashed, the RX-8 will receive significantly improved acceleration at the expense of oversteer in corners.

A highly modified version of the RX-8 - the "The Team Need for Speed" variant - appears in the title. This variant is powered by a 20B tri-rotor engine and is featured with an A 1505 performance rating and a 3.94 handling rating. Players may unlock it upon reaching driver level 5.

Need for Speed: World

The Mazda RX-8 was made available in Need for Speed: World on February 14, 2012 as a tier 1 car following its announcement on episode 58 of Ask Marc. Since August 22, 2012, it had been featured as a D class vehicle.

The RX-8 was a competitive class D car with powerful acceleration as its best trait, which came at the cost of poor nitrous power. The handling traits of the RX-8 were similar to that of the 1995 Mazda RX-7 and allowed it to lose little speed in corners, despite being slightly heavier than the RX-7. Its stock top speed was 135 mph (217 km/h). The class A variant was capable of reaching 165 mph (266 km/h).

The RX-8 was a useful all rounder for racing even when put in class A after upgrading. It could not be upgraded to class S.

Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating
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Red

The Red style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost22300. It was made available on February 14, 2012.
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Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon349,000, and was initially released on November 14, 2012.

On June 28, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon600,000 as part of the End of the World event.

NFSW Mazda RX-8 03 Blue
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NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot Dollar icon349,000

Renesis

The Renesis style is an art director car that costs SpeedBoost22600. It was released on March 27, 2012.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mazda RX-8 2003 Renesis
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CarClassB 549 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2  
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Race Cash
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SpeedBoost22600

Need for Speed: Edge

The Mazda RX-8 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.

Trivia

  • If the player chooses the Mazda RX-8 as their starting vehicle in the career mode of Need for Speed: Carbon, the crew members Sal and Yumi will also drive one.
  • In Need for Speed: ProStreet, players can select three special Mazda RX-8s for three race modes.

Gallery

Sounds

Need for Speed: Underground 2 Need for Speed: Most Wanted Need for Speed: Carbon

References

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