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The Mazda RX-8 R3, also known as simply Mazda RX8 in the Asphalt series, is a performance package version of the second generation Mazda RX-8. The Mazda RX-8 is the successor to the Mazda RX-7, making its debut at the 2001 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), with productions from 2003 to 2012.

Description[]

The RX-8 is a front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive four-door, four-seater quad coupe.

Notably, the car has near 50:50 front-rear weight distribution and a low polar moment of inertia, as a result of mounting the engine behind the front axle and the fuel tank ahead of the rear axle. The front suspension uses double wishbones and the rear is multi-link. Weight is trimmed through the use of materials such as aluminium and plastic for several body panels. The rest of the body is steel, except for the plastic front and rear bumpers.

The manual gearbox model uses a carbon fiber composite driveshaft to reduce the rotational mass (momentum of inertia) The RX8 is powered by a 1.3-liter rotary engine which sends power to the rear wheels through a torque-sensing conical limited slip differential for improved handling. While with slightly less power output in comparison to the final RX-7, the RX-8 is overall considered its successor as Mazda's rotary engine sports sedan.

A prominent feature of the RX-8 is a pair of rear-hinged "freestyle" doors (similar to suicide doors) to provide easier access to the rear seats. The RX-8 has no B-pillar between the front and rear doors, but the extended edge of the rear door acts as a "virtual pillar" to maintain structural rigidity. Because of the overlap of doors, the rear doors can be opened only when the front doors are open.

Although by no means expansive, the RX-8's cabin was designed to allow enough room to house four adults, making it a genuine 4-seater rather than a 2+2.

The R3 version, used in Asphalt 8, was introduced for the 2009 year model. The R3 package adds slightly improved suspension over the base model and a foam filled front crossmember to improve rigidity. The R3 also comes with modified 19-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheels and high-performance tires. On the exterior, the R3 had a different, lower front bumper sporting a splitter, lower side sills, and a standard rear spoiler. There is a pair of special Recaro seats up front, but no other part of the seating area is modified. The R3 model does, however, remove the electric sunroof function.

While the RX-8 is the last in the RX-series, Mazda has hinted at the return of a wankel powered sports car.


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Summary[]

Named just as the Mazda RX8, it was added in the Elite Cars Update as a high Class D Elite car with the following statistics:

  • Starting rank: 893
  • MAX rank: 1208 (+315)
  • MAX+PRO rank: 1359 (+151)
    • This was changed to 1334 (+112) in the Showdown Update
    • This was changed to 1138 (+51) in the Ninth Anniversary Update
  • 0808 Elite Tuning rank: 1407 (+48)
  • Tuning Kit bonus: +62
    • This was changed to +52 in the Showdown Update
  • Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 466
    • This was changed to 308 in the Showdown Update
    • This was changed to 112 in the Ninth Anniversary Update
  • Upgrade rank percentages: 20/25/20/35
  • Nitro Efficiency: 8/13/18

Performance[]

The Mazda RX-8 rivals the Donkervoort D8 GTO, Mazda 6, Porsche 959, and nanoFlowcell QUANTINO at MAX + PRO. It is very slightly superior to all of these cars, winning races with an advantage of around 1-3 seconds on all maps. This is only when an Extra Tank is used; otherwise, the Mazda RX-8 may be slower than the other four cars (apart from the Mazda 6), especially on long maps like Tokyo.

The Mazda RX-8 has the highest total top speed in Class D, higher than the Donkervoort D8 GTO and Porsche 959 by over 7 mph (10 km/h). The Mazda 6 and nanoFlowcell QUANTINO have closer top speeds.

The Mazda RX-8 is the fifth-fastest accelerating Class D car. It can accelerate to top speed in around 1.5 seconds (assuming level 3 nitro is used at the start), close to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce. The fastest and second-fastest acceleration in Class D belongs to the Ariel Atom V8 and Donkervoort GTO, respectively, also around 1.5 seconds.

The Mazda RX-8 has very good drifting and handling. Despite its handling being inferior to the Donkervoort D8 GTO, its drifting is better than both the Donkervoort D8 GTO and Porsche 959, as the Donkervoort GTO's drifting radius is excessively sharp (resulting in frequent "oversteering") and because the nitro-focused Porsche 959's raw top speed is much lower than its total top speed (resulting in slower drifts).

The Mazda RX-8's nitro efficiency is its main drawback. It is reliant on Extra Tanks to keep its total speed at the maximum. This is in comparison to the Donkervoort D8 GTO's nitro efficiency of 4/8/12 and the Porsche 959's 6/8/10.

Given the RX-8's extreme acceleration, high top speed, and good handling and drifting, it is widely viewed as the best Class D car in the game. As of the Halloween Update, its acceleration has been nerfed and struggles against the Hyundai i30 N as the top Class D car. The RX-8 nonetheless remains dominant in short and twisty tracks. However, with the removal of Elite tuning in the Sixth Anniversary Update, it has lost to the Ariel Atom V8 as the Class D king.

Usage[]

The Mazda RX-8 is useless outside of Time-Limited Events as its Elite Status hinders usage as a farming car. The Mazda RX-8 is also not very useful for Multiplayer (owing to both high starting rank and Elite status) or for Career Mode.

The Mazda RX-8 counted towards the Japanese Dragons collection. Completing both versions awarded a total of Credits 975,000.

Price[]

As of the Fifteenth Anniversary Update, the Mazda RX-8 costs Tokens 1,500 (originally Tokens 1,100, then Credits 325,000 or Tokens 1,850 and then Tokens 1,850).

As of the Gangstar Season Update, upgrades require 55 of each Common Tires Common Tires, Common Suspension Common Suspension, Common Drivetrain Common Drivetrain, and Common Exhaust Common Exhaust, 160 Mazda RX-8 Kit Mazda RX-8 Kit, and Fusion Coins 2,000,000.

Tune-ups for the Mazda RX-8 cost Credits 1,200 and required 1 hour of waiting or up to Tokens 149 to skip. The Sixth Anniversary Update removed the car's Elite status.

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Class C
AC 378 GT Z Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Bentley Continental GT V8 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ Jaguar F-Type Project 7 BMW M6 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Beltoise BT01 TVS Apache RR 310 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI Sbarro Alcador Maserati GranTurismo Sport Ariel Atom V8 Rezvani Beast Alpha Nissan 370Z Special Edition BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Porsche 718 Boxster S DMC DeLorean Neon Edition Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Sbarro Sparta Maserati Alfieri Onuk Sazan S Renault R5 Turbo 3EKTM X-Bow GTX 2023 Nissan Fairlady Z Aston Martin V12 Zagato Felino cB7 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Audi R8 LMS Ultra McLaren MP4/8 Lotus Evora Sport 410 Ducati Monster 1200 Yamaha YZF-R6 Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ Vencer Sarthe ED Design Torq Ford GT 2006 Ferrari 330 P4 Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) Marussia B2 Lucra L148 Nissan GT-R (R35) Porsche Cayman GT4 Rinspeed zaZen SIN R1 Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS TVR Sagaris Special Edition Ferrari F430 Ford Shelby GT500 Ferrari F50 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition Chevrolet Corvette C7 Maserati MC12 Ferrari 599XX Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Aston Martin Vantage 2018 Arrinera Hussarya Equus Bass 770 Lamborghini Asterion Rezvani Beast X Lotus E-R9 Bentley Continental GT3 Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Aston Martin V12 Vantage Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Anniversary Edition Ducati SuperSport S Yamaha FZ-10
Class B
MV Agusta F4 1000 R Mercedes-Benz Biome Volkswagen I.D. R Ferrari F40 Chevrolet SS Pininfarina H2 Speed Sbarro GT1 Falcon F7 Kepler Motion Lamborghini Estoque McLaren 12C Spider Infiniti Vision GT Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Peugeot 9X8 Drako GTE Spyker C8 Preliator Tramontana XTR Porsche 911 GT3 RS Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Gangstar Vegas Ramona Rimac Concept One Arrinera Hussarya GT Aston Martin V12 Speedster Formula E Gen2 Ferrari 599XX Evo Lamborghini Egoista Ferrari F60 America Jaguar F-Type SVR Faraday Future FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance Ducati XDiavel S BMW S 1000 RR Lamborghini Sesto Elemento RUF RT 12 S RUF CTR 3 Mazzanti Evantra Mercedes-AMG GT3 Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS nanoFlowcell QUANT FE Jaguar C-X75 BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Ferrari FF Jaguar XJ220S Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Cadillac 16 Concept 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports McLaren 570S Onuk Sazan LM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Porsche Carrera GT McLaren 650S GT3 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution Ferrari GTC4Lusso Ferrari F12berlinetta Ferrari LaFerrari Mosler GT3 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo Arrinera e-Hussarya Genty Akylone Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Jaguar XKR-S GT GT by CITROEN Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Ferrari Monza SP1 Exotic Rides W70 Lotus Emira Zeus Twelve Sigma Volkswagen W12 BMW M4 GTS SCG 003S Ferrari 812 Superfast Techrules AT96 Track Version Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Zenvo ST1 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 50th Edition Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo Lamborghini Aventador Coupé Lamborghini Huracán Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Special Edition Acura NSX GT3 Evo Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport Zenvo TSR-S Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 Nissan GT-R NISMO Suzuki Hayabusa
Class A
Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR my2017 McLaren 675LT SSC Ultimate Aero XT Ferrari Enzo Ferrari 2015 GTA Spano Chrysler ME412 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package McLaren P1™ GTR Weber Faster One W Motors Lykan HyperSport Koenigsegg Agera R Aston Martin DBS Superleggera GTA Spano Lamborghini Veneno Ferrari F8 Tributo Ferrari SF90 Stradale Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Apollo N Ford GT 2017 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Spada Codatronca TSS Pagani Zonda R Aston Martin One-77 De Tomaso P72 Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid McLaren P1™ Rimac Concept S Savage Rivale GTR Peugeot Onyx Lamborghini Aventador SVJ NIO EP9 DS E-TENSE Performance Team Fordzilla P1 Lamborghini SC20 McLaren 720S GT3X Italdesign Zerouno Aston Martin Victor Ford GT Mk II Pagani Imola Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Pagani Huayra McLaren F1 XP-5 Apollo EVO Lamborghini Huracán STO Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design McLaren Elva Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Arash AF8 Falcon Edition Lotus Evija Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Chevrolet Camaro SS Independence Edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS Year of the Rabbit Edition Ferrari 296 GTB Lamborghini Diablo GT Dodge Dart X Edition Mercedes-Benz 2022 Showcar Vision AMG McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 9FF GT9 VMAXMcLaren 720S
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