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OK, I posted this with badly scaled images despite my best intentions so the paragraph below is not true. I've rescaled the images to make them more accurate but my original point about the Elise comparison is invalid - sorry all!
If, like me, you haven't seen an RX-8 for real then these size comparison images that I created might interest you. The three cars have 18" rims so the scales are spot on. The Lotus Elise is a tiny car and therefore so is the RX-8. Deceptive isn't it!
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Are you sure on the Lotus too? I've seen both cars in person, and that looks like a monster Elise to me. The rims on the Elise look slightly larger than the rims on the 8, as well....Here's a link to a picture I took of an Elise in Edinburgh: Elise
I suppose it could be true- I don't have any way to look up the Elise specifiations from work at the moment.
And as ToRX-8orToZ said, the 8 is slightly larger than the Z...so perhaps perspectives on these cars is a little different? That would be enough to throw off the size difference.
No, you're both right. My cunning plan to exactly match the size of the wheel rims and thereby the car scales went sadly awry. I looked up the real dimensions and I've changed the images accordingly. It's a bit approximate but I think OK. Sorry.
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