You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access
to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join RX8Club.com today!
__________________ Don't try this at home. It could be dangerous. I have years of experience.
Emissions and fuel economy haven't exactly been areas of strength for past rotary power plants, but absolutely no one with a soul has ever cared. - Autoweek
Rotary History:1982 RX7 GS, 1985 RX7 GSL-SE, 2004 RX8 Sport-Continuous Rotary Owner since 1985
Racing History:SCCA Solo II 1979-1986, Skip Barber Comp School 1983, SCCA Club Racing 1987-1993, 2004-2011 Track Days
ASH8 so lucky to have it there.. so are you gonna trade yours with those?
NO, it is all bling, the hit ($$$'s) on my 09 would be too much, to do so, I would have to trade in my 5 and 8 at this stage to get the Spirit R....does not make a lot of "cents"...
Plus, I honestly have never been a fan of the R3, hate the side spoilers (they look like a stupid after thought (no offense R3 owners)), and I don't think I could live with the Recaro's (maybe if I was 25 years younger).
So, for me apart from the Bilstein's and the Wheels...it offers nothing more than what I have already got, in many ways it is less.
Spirit R Gold/Bronze Alloys ...here is the OE Part Number..9965-06-8090 19x8 .
It is not listed (price wise, anywhere, yet), I think it would be a special order for anyone wanting them in the USA or Europe (good luck there).
9965-04-8090 19x8 are the 2011 R3 Alloys @ $980.00 each, so I guess the 9965-06-8090 Spirit R's will be more, probably around the $1200.00 each (USD).
BTW: I have been through virtually all of the mechanical parts listed for the 2012 RX-8, including the Spirit R and there is nothing which has been updated, apart from the Spirit R cosmetic changes and the C Coils.
Everything else is the same as R3 and Luxury (AUST), GT, which is still being made and available in RHD.
Well this is the email I got back from the CEO of Mazda Australia...Mr Doug Dickson.
Find it very strange, as I have never been let down by MMC (Mazda Europe) on-line EPC.
SR Wheels, Interior Console Side Trims (in Piano Black), Badges are listed which is only for the Spirit R and associated parts shows the same productions date and for AUST (Australia).
So we will see
Dear Ashley – we are not sure where you obtained your information but there is no Spirit R production for Australia.