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Originally Posted by usnidc
Can we order just the badge??
You should be able to get those from evo-r.net.
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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
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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.