From the Archive: 2005 Mazda RX-8 | 2013 Daytona Turkey Rod Run

Here’s a 2005 Mazda RX-8 that was at the 2013 Daytona Turkey Rod Run. The Mazda RX-8 is a sports car that was made between 2003 and 2012 as a replacement for the RX-7. The concept model was unveiled at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show. This is from the first generation, which was made between 2003 and 2008. The engine is the 13B, which a 1.3 liter 3-cylinder Wankel rotary that produces 247 horsepower and 159 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed manual. This car does 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 158 mph. This car weighs 2,976 pounds since the chassis is unitary steel.

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