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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.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Summary

A8 RX-8 stats (MP KMH)

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

  • Starting rank: 893
  • MAX rank: 1208 (+315)
  • MAX+PRO rank: 1359 (+151)
  • 0808 Elite Tuning rank: 1407 (+48)
  • Tuning Kit bonus: +62
  • Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 466
  • 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 triple tap nitro activated 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.

Usage

The Mazda RX-8 is useless 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 A8Credits 975,000.

Price

The Mazda RX-8 had an original price A8Tokens 1,100 has since been updated to A8Credits 325,000 or A8Tokens 1,850.

Upgrades costs A8Credits 1,528,840 while Pro Kits require A8Credits 471,900, 10 of each Class D Part, 10 Early & Initial Techs each, and 4 Rotary Engines.

Tune-ups for the Mazda RX-8 cost A8Credits 1,200 and require 1 hour of waiting or up to A8Tokens 149 to skip.

Cars/Bikes in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Class D
Dodge Dart GT Audi R8 e-tron Tesla Model S Cadillac ATS Suzuki GSX-R750 Cadillac XTS Ford F-150 Scion FR-S Mini Cooper S Roadster Kawasaki Z800 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Renault DeZir Peugeot RCZ R DS 3 Racing Audi S4 Nissan 370Z Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 1967 Chevrolet Impala 2015 Ford Mustang Nissan Juke NISMO Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ Porsche 959 Ferrari 308 GTS Geely GC9 BMW M3 Sedan Mazda 6 Honda S2000 nanoFlowcell QUANTINO Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI Alfa Romeo 4C Mazda RX-8 Donkervoort D8 GTO Buick Avista Concept Hyundai i30 N Ariel Atom V8
Class C
Audi RS 3 Sportback Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Audi TTS Coupé Chevrolet Camaro GS Ford Focus RS KTM 1290 Super Duke R Lamborghini Urus Datsun 280Z Infiniti FX50 Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Lotus Exige S Coupe Yamaha YZF-R6 Audi RS 4 Avant Ferrari 612 Scaglietti BMW M1 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Acura NSX 2005 SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Porsche 718 Boxster S Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Jaguar F-Type R BMW M2 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Felino cB7 Lamborghini Miura Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI McLaren M14A Vencer Sarthe AC 378 GT Z Buick Riviera ED Design Torq Mitsubishi Eclipse Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Sbarro GT1 Nissan 370Z Special Edition Renault Alpine Celebration MV Agusta F4 1000 R Sbarro Sparta Maserati Alfieri Renault Trezor Honda Civic Type R
Class B
DS Survolt Aston Martin DB9 Coupé Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Maserati GranTurismo Sport Lotus Evora Enduro GT Bentley Continental GT V8 Ducati Monster 1200 Ferrari Testarossa Aston Martin V12 Zagato Aston Martin V12 Vantage BMW M6 Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ Nissan GT-R (R35) Mazda Furai Yamaha FZ-10 Ferrari 458 Italia Mercedes-Benz Biome Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 Ferrari F40 Spada Codatronca TSS Audi R8 LMS Ultra Porsche Cayman GT4 Ford Shelby GT500 Rinspeed zaZen Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Honda Integra Type-R Shelby Cobra 427 Maserati MC12 Ferrari 599XX Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Rimac Concept One Arrinera Hussarya Ferrari F50 ONUK Sazan LM Peugeot SR1 Chevrolet SS McLaren MP4/8 BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Kepler Motion TVR Sagaris Holden Coupe 60 Lamborghini Estoque Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Ferrari GTC4Lusso Mercedes-AMG GT3 BMW M2 Special Edition 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Mazda RX-8 Special Edition Falcon F7 Lotus Evora Sport 410 SCG 003S Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Apollo N
Class A
Ford 2006 GT Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Ferrari F430 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Marussia B2 Ducati SuperSport S Chevrolet Corvette C7 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition McLaren 12C Spider Pagani Zonda R Ferrari F12berlinetta BMW S 1000 RR Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS Lucra L148 RUF RT 12 S Ferrari FF Jaguar C-X75 Ferrari LaFerrari Lamborghini Asterion Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS McLaren P1™ Zenvo ST1 Mazzanti Evantra Nissan GT-R NISMO Savage Rivale GTR Volkswagen W12 McLaren 570S Tramontana XTR McLaren 650S GT3 Ferrari 330 P4 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Sbarro Alcador McLaren 675LT Mosler GT3 McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 Rezvani Beast Alpha Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS Jaguar XJ220S BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition SIN R1 Aston Martin One-77 Rimac Concept S Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Infiniti Vision GT McLaren 720S
Class S
Lamborghini Veneno GTA Spano RUF CTR 3 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Pagani Huayra Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Suzuki Hayabusa Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning Lamborghini Huracán Koenigsegg Agera R W Motors Lykan HyperSport SSC Tuatara nanoFlowcell QUANT FE Chrysler ME412 Peugeot Onyx SSC Ultimate Aero XT Hennessey Venom GT Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR my2017 Lamborghini Egoista Porsche Carrera GT Koenigsegg One:1 2015 GTA Spano Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition McLaren F1 XP-5 9FF GT9 VMAX Weber Faster One Cadillac 16 Concept Kawasaki Ninja H2 R Ferrari Enzo Ferrari Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV Mosler Super GT Lightning LS-218 HTT Pléthore LC 750 GT by CITROEN Ferrari 488 Pista Renault Sport R.S. 01 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package W Motors Fenyr SuperSport Mosler Land Shark Pagani Huayra BC McLaren P1™ GTR Arrinera Hussarya GT TRION NEMESIS Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition Aston Martin Vulcan Devel Sixteen Prototype Arash AF10 McLaren MP4-31 Apollo Intensa Emozione 2018 McLaren X2 Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4