The 2009 Mazda RX-8 (R3) was a package for the 2009 - 2012 Mazda RX-8, which is a revised variant of the 2003 - 2008 model. The R3 came with an upgraded suspension, 19-inch aluminium-alloy wheels, racing seats, and a rear spoiler as standard.
The 2009 model received a revised front fascia and new rear bumper in order to adopt the styling of the manufacturer's model range at the time.
It was removed from the European market after failing to meet emissions standards in 2010.
The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 5,000 racer bounty. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 10,000 cop bounty.
It is possibly the fastest car in Sports Series whilst at the same time being the best handling car in both the Sports and Traffic Police Series. The RX-8 possesses good acceleration, agility, excellent drifting capability, and extremely powerful nitrous. It isn't as durable as other Sports Series cars and thus is most useful in races.