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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.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Summary

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

  • Starting rank: 893
  • MAX rank: 1208 (+315)
    • This was changed to 1222 (+196) in the Showdown Update.
  • MAX+PRO rank: 1359 (+151)
    • This was changed to 1334 (+112) in the Showdown Update.
  • 0808 Elite Tuning rank: 1407 (+48)
    • This was changed to 1385 (+41) in the Showdown Update.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 counts towards the Japanese Dragons collection. Completing both versions awards a total of A8 credits small 975,000.

Price

The Mazda RX-8 had an original price A8 tokens full 1,100 has since been updated to A8 credits small 325,000 or A8 tokens full 1,850.

As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost A8 credits small 736,000 while Pro Kits require A8 credits small 245,600, 40 of each Class D Part, 50 Early & Initial Techs each, and 40 Rotary Engines.

Tune-ups for the Mazda RX-8 cost A8 credits small 1,200 and require 1 hour of waiting or up to A8 tokens full 149 to skip. The Sixth Anniversary Update removed the car's Elite status.

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