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View Poll Results: What's the deal with the Hi-Power Renesis?
After reviewing all the evidence (anecdotal and dyno results from several different cars and dynos) my take on it is that the Renesis is down 30hp from advertised.
If Mazda knowingly delivered the cars shy on power, they should be ashamed of themselves, especially after the Miata fiasco. They had to know the car nuts would dyno theiir cars and on the internet, word spreads like wildfire. This is exactly the kind of buzz the rotary and the RX-8 does NOT need. The cars have been out maybe two weeks and already there is a major controversy, talk of buy-backs, compensating owners, etc.
What makes it especially sucky is I think a lot of us would have still bought the car at 220hp. (See my other poll.) Had the handlng and steering feel turned me on, I just may have. The styling, interior, and drivetrain feel are good enough, even if the car isn't as quick as its contemporaries.
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Last edited by DonG35Miata; 08-01-2003 at 05:25 PM.
Originally posted by wakeech it will be rectified... no question.
I hope it is... but, "no question"? That is very confident. I hope for the sake of the future RX-7 I want in my driveway that you are right... but 30hp is an awful lot, especially from a small engine without a valvetrain or other items that can be changed. What makes you so confident? It would make me feel better as I save for that RX-7...
Originally posted by akrx8 i dont know where this 30 hp came from,first dyno on the car with low miles was 184.we were looking for what,205 or 207.more like a 21 to 23 hp unless math is diffrent in your part of the country.
I'm going by the advertised numbers. The brochure says 250, supposedly 247 actual, but many of us just say 250. We are looking for 205 or 207whp, which would equate to around 250 at the crank. The whp numbers are equating to an engine of around 220hp at the crank.
Several cars with various amounts of miles, some over 2,000, are all providing the same result. The engine is definitely not producing as promised. Someone referenced SCC and the stuck ports in another thread... I think they may be on to something.