When connected to the four-speed automatic transmission, the engine is tuned to produce 197 hp, while manual transmission versions get a 238-hp power plant. Coupled with the vehicle's light weight, the RX-8 delivers exhilarating performance along with ultrasmooth power delivery.
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6.6 sec0 to 60 Acceleration
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|The Mazda RX-8 is available in 4 trims:|
| 2005 MazdaRX-8 Shinka Special Edition 4dr Coupe|
2005 MazdaRX-8 Shinka Special Edition 4dr Coupe
2005 MazdaRX-8 6 Speed Manual 4dr Coupe
2005 MazdaRX-8 Sport Automatic 4dr Coupe
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