Today will be a very happy day for Mazda RX-8 fans as the Japanese manufacturer decided to extend the production of the RX-8 Spirit R by 1,000 units. For those who don’t know, the RX-8 Spirit R is the final special edition model and it was launch back in November 2011.
Apparently, the reason to build more RX-8 Spirit R models is that Mazda received way too many orders from customers of all ages including sports car fans and rotary engine enthusiasts.
According to Mazda, the model fitted with the 6-speed manual transmission is the most popular as 66% of the orders are placed for that model. The Mazda RX-8 Spirit-R is fitted with aero parts and Bilstein dampers as well as Recaro bucket seats and 19-inch bronze-painted forged aluminum wheels.
The RX-8 Spirit R is available in three body colors: Aluminum Metallic, Sparkling Black Mica, and Crystal White Pearl Mica. If you didn’t know, Mazda launched the RX-8 in April 2003 and by the end of March 2012 it sold 192, 094 units. The RX-8 production will end in June 2012. If you are not yet convinced to buy an RX-8 Spirit R, you should take a look at its list of features.
According to Mazda, the RX-8 Spirit R is offered with: exclusive ornament; front headlights, front fog lights and rear combination lights (with black bezels); front and rear brake calipers (red); large brake rotors; transmission tunnel trim (piano-black); curtain front side SRS airbag system; Driving Stability Control and Traction Control System; leather-wrapped steering wheel (black with red stitching); leather-wrapped parking brake lever (with red stitching); center console box with front seat armrest (synthetic leather with red stitching); rear console box with a lid (with synthetic leather); bucket seats from Recaro (red and black leather* and fabric); hard suspension (with Bilstein dampers); 225/40R19 89W tires and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels (bronze); aero parts; aluminum pedal set; leather-wrapped shift knob (black with red stitching); black leather seats (with red stitching) and 8-way power seat with memory function; heated front seats.