2018 Mazda RX-8 Rumors and Predictions

After the RX-Vision Concept has been revealed earlier this year, it will obviously serve as an inspiration for another 2018 model. According to the information we have got, the new 2018 Mazda RX-8 is on its way to hit the showrooms and all the fans of sports cars will be satisfied with its fresh design and powerful engine.

Exterior

When it comes to exterior of the new 2018 Mazda RX-8, it will certainly appear as an attractive and sports car with coupe-like design. It has been said that it will share the system with MX-5 model, although the new Mazda will be bigger in proportions and more efficient. The chassis of the new RX-8 will use the lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber in its construction. The lightweight chassis together with an improved aerodynamics of this model will definitely improve its acceleration and performance as well as fuel economy. The exterior features of this car will be based on all earlier Mazda high-performance models, but many of them will be refreshed and get modern and futuristic design. The stylish grille will be redesigned while the LED technology will be used on headlights and taillights. It has also been said that the new RX-8 will offer a choice of several body paints. All in all, you can expect a fashionable and aggressive styling on this model.

Interior

There is perhaps a lack of information when it comes to interior of the 2018 Mazda RX-8, but the experts and especially the fans mostly know what to expect from a model like this. The cabin will provide sporty and race-inspired features, but also acquire a touch of elegance and luxury. The seats are expected to be comfortable, adjustable and supportive, providing a stable and safe ride especially at great speeds. The leather and other premium-quality materials are expected to cover the seats as well as the rest of the interior. Being the next-generation sports car, the new RX-8 will also include numerous upgraded high-tech options as well as safety and driver assist features.

Engine

The 2018 Mazda RX-8 will probably be using a 1.3-liter engine under its hood. As we have been informed, such an engine has been inspired by rotating Wankel engine and it is supposed to deliver 300 horsepower. It will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission while the automatic transmission will probably be offered as optional. The new RX-8 will take less than 7.0 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Another possibility being discussed is a hybrid edition of this model which would use a twin-rotor Wankel engine and an electric motor. We will have to wait and see if these rumors will come true.

2018 Mazda RX-8 Release Date and Price

The release date of the 2018 Mazda RX-8 has not been announced yet, but it should make its appearance sometime by the end of this year. The starting price is expected to be affordable and it has been estimated to $33,000 before options.

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