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Old 11-30-2003, 10:54 PM
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Fastest RX-8 1/4 mile time?

What's the fastest time for an RX-8 stock? I saw Judge Ito's 14.5 on 100 octane. Is that the fastest time yet for a stock RX-8, besides the mag times?

I'm only asking because I was very interested in the RX-8 when it was first announced, but my interest waned when its performance figures were announced and I ended up in an Evo VIII. I was at the track a few weeks ago and someone told me his friend ran a 14.2 stock in his RX-8. I called bs on the guy, so I'm wondering if anyone hear has even come close to that number.

And no- I don't consider running with 100 octane stock. I could run 116 octane, raise my boost, and run a few tenths better in the 1/4 anytime.
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WTF? My user name isn't Jayer, and I don't live in Virginia... Don't know how I logged on with this user name.
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That has been happening on the board as of late, people randomly getting logged in by the system as other people.
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More than one person has done a 14.2 or so... read this forum.
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Originally posted by Omicron
More than one person has done a 14.2 or so... read this forum.
No they haven't. Ito is the fastest time, other than him the fastest time has been 14.7 or 14.8, and NO, gtech runs don't count.
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Originally posted by IkeWRX
No they haven't. Ito is the fastest time, other than him the fastest time has been 14.7 or 14.8, and NO, gtech runs don't count.
Let's clarify here:
The fastest times (on a drag strip) posted by an RX8 owner, on this forum, that I know of is Judge Ito (14.5xx) However, the fastest time (14.4xx), I believe I remember correctly, are from 'Mazda' and were provided to RotaryNews. If the slips are legit, accurate or representative of a production car's max performance? I don't know!.

I also don't know if there are more slips on any Regional forums. Sorry!

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watch the rx-8 top gear episode and youll realise you made the wrong desicion...tied an M3 on a track
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Lets clarify here!!!

Not every owner of an RX-8 is a member of this Forum. It has been discussed numerous times that it is a fraction of RX-8 owners on this forum.

So, of this fraction, the lowest time that has been posted on this site is 14.5. The person who posted the 14.5, says that lower times will be easily achieved in this car. It is very possible that someone who doesn't belong to this forum has run a 14.2 at any one of the thousand 1/4 mile strips in this country.

Unlike IKE, I don't care what kind of method is used to measure speed or time. It is all reletive to nothing more than conversation and discussion about the RX-8. I liked the story about the guy who had his police buddy trap him at the end of a quarter mile. Don't come pushing your BS rules on how to discuss our cars on this forum, or tell us what is acceptable in your opinion.

Pretty soon with all your rules and bashing this forum will be as dead as the one you moderate on.
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Originally posted by Chuck Clifford
Lets clarify here!!!

Not every owner of an RX-8 is a member of this Forum.
....of this fraction, the lowest time that has been posted on this site is 14.5......It is very possible that someone who doesn't belong to this forum has run a 14.2 at any one of the thousand 1/4 mile strips in this country.
Its possible that someone have had runs better than Judge Ito. To all those who don't know what they are missing: REGISTER AND POST YOUR TIMES DARNIT!
But until we have someone doing it, we stick with the data sample we have. Best ET 14.5xx (or 14.4xx)

And before anyone jumps on me, I am not questioning the times can be improved. I AM SIMPLY REWRITTING THE SAMPLES WE HAVE HERE, RIGHT NOW.

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Well, looks like Jayer is getting some free posts to add to his post count. SO I'm right in saying that no RX-8 has ever run a 14.2 stock? Or even close to that? Has anyone even ran the magazine times yet? This guy I met at the track was a real asswipe. Thought that his car was much faster then it is, and that my Evo wasn't nearly as fast as it is. Some people just can't accept that their cars aren't as fast as they think they are...

P.S. I used to post on this board as rebelzx, I have no idea what happened to my username. Just from scanning the boards, it looks like IkeWRX is one of the few members here that sees through the BS and tries to be as honest as possible about these cars. Keep up the good work Ike!
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Originally posted by Jayer
looks like IkeWRX is one of the few members here that sees through the BS and tries to be as honest as possible about these cars. Keep up the good work Ike!
Hey, don't diminish the rest of us!
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Originally posted by Chuck Clifford

Unlike IKE, .............
Pretty soon with all your rules and bashing this forum will be as dead as the one you moderate on.
What Chuck said!
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Originally posted by RussellP
watch the rx-8 top gear episode and youll realise you made the wrong desicion...tied an M3 on a track
Are you referring to me buying the Evo over the RX-8? If so, please! I finally had the oppurtunity to drive an RX-8 this past weekend and was very unimpressed with its performance. I did like the looks, interior, and shifter, but the performance, straightline and handling, didn't impress me at all. It feels like a Honda (anemic) until 5000, when it starts to get momentum, and even then it didn't feel nearly as quick as the 350Z I test drove right before it, let alone my Evo. It also leaned considerably taking modest corners. I couldn't push it too hard though, the salesman was getting pretty antsy in the passenger seat. I've seen that episode of Top Gear too. Look real closely at the end, where it lists the top track times of cars tested. Can you see an Evo anywhere on that list?

EDIT: Just watched it again and you couldn't see where the Evo placed... Second best time out of all cars ever tested at 1 minute 28.9 seconds, losing only to the Zonda C12S. Performance wise, its no contest between the Evo an RX-8.

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Originally posted by Jayer
Are you referring to me buying the Evo over the RX-8? If so, please! I finally had the oppurtunity to drive an RX-8 this past weekend and was very unimpressed with its performance. I did like the looks, interior, and shifter, but the performance, straightline and handling, didn't impress me at all. It feels like a Honda (anemic) until 5000, when it starts to get momentum, and even then it didn't feel nearly as quick as the 350Z I test drove right before it, let alone my Evo. It also leaned considerably taking modest corners. I couldn't push it too hard though, the salesman was getting pretty antsy in the passenger seat. I've seen that episode of Top Gear too. Look real closely at the end, where it lists the top track times of cars tested. Can you see an Evo anywhere on that list?

EDIT: Just watched it again and you couldn't see where the Evo placed... Second best time out of all cars ever tested at 1 minute 28.9 seconds, losing only to the Zonda C12S. Performance wise, its no contest between the Evo an RX-8.
Before all this gets nasty, can we settle it for good??
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Originally posted by Jayer
Are you referring to me buying the Evo over the RX-8? If so, please! I finally had the oppurtunity to drive an RX-8 this past weekend and was very unimpressed with its performance. I did like the looks, interior, and shifter, but the performance, straightline and handling, didn't impress me at all. It feels like a Honda (anemic) until 5000, when it starts to get momentum, and even then it didn't feel nearly as quick as the 350Z I test drove right before it, let alone my Evo. It also leaned considerably taking modest corners. I couldn't push it too hard though, the salesman was getting pretty antsy in the passenger seat. I've seen that episode of Top Gear too. Look real closely at the end, where it lists the top track times of cars tested. Can you see an Evo anywhere on that list?

EDIT: Just watched it again and you couldn't see where the Evo placed... Second best time out of all cars ever tested at 1 minute 28.9 seconds, losing only to the Zonda C12S. Performance wise, its no contest between the Evo an RX-8.
I felt the same way! I was a long-time RX8 follower, but in the end I was dissapointed. The EVO executed on all cylinders for me and my choice was quite easy.

It seems quite a few people on this board ended up going for the EVO - a harder core, more performance oriented alternative to the RX8.
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Originally posted by revhappy
EVO - a harder core, more performance oriented alternative to the RX8.
that sacrificies looks for speed:D
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Isn't it funny? Most the times (and I am not blaming anyone, alright!) when I hear people talking about the RX8, I get the feeling they think its a worthless waste with 4 wheels & tires. Or, on opposite views, that its the 8th Wonder. Why so extreme points of view?

Sorry, momentary delirium. Let's go back to the thread.
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Originally posted by mikeb
that sacrificies looks for speed:D
Revhappy said 'more performace oriented.'....looks are out of the equation.
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Originally posted by RX8-TX
Isn't it funny? Most the times (and I am not blaming anyone, alright!) when I hear people talking about the RX8, I get the feeling they think its a worthless waste with 4 wheels & tires. Or, on opposite views, that its the 8th Wonder. Why so extreme points of view?

Sorry, momentary delirium. Let's go back to the thread.
To me, the RX-8 was a huge disspointment. Check my registration date for user rebelzx. I joined this site when the car was still in its concept stages. It just didn't live up to what it could have. And I did sacrifice looks for speed.
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it amazes me when people come on here and claim the car is slow or a disappoiintment??
still has decent 0-60times and 1/4 miles times, and handles great!

no doubt there are faster cars, but what did these guys expect?
a great handling car with vette accel.??

driven in the car alot, but haven't got my pre-porder yet, but I have to laugh when every review raves about the car, and the trolls on here come out to claim it will never do 0-60 in 6secs (when members have matched those times). The car is not the fastest thing out there, but faster than most.
Easiest comparison is the G35. Both great cars, but I prefer the 8.
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Originally posted by Broker73
it amazes me when people come on here and claim the car is slow or a disappoiintment??
still has decent 0-60times and 1/4 miles times, and handles great!

no doubt there are faster cars, but what did these guys expect?
a great handling car with vette accel.??
8.

Ummm this is a thread about 1/4 miles times... And yes I expected a great handling car with great acceleration, not one with "decent" 1/4 mile times and 0-60 times. Maybe some of our expectations were too high, but when Mazda was originally touting 280 hp, then 260, then 250, then 247, then 238, and it doesn't even seem possible that it actually makes 238 of course some people are a bit disappointed. Some of you seem to think that just because the car handles so great that it shouldn't matter how fast it is. Believe it or not you can have both a really fast car and a great handling car. I wanted both and I don't think I'm alone.

People have different priorities when they buy a car. I could care less about some cute little rotary accents, 2 tone leather, a gaudy body, and how much room is in the backseat.
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Originally posted by IkeWRX
Ummm this is a thread about 1/4 miles times... And yes I expected a great handling car with great acceleration, not one with "decent" 1/4 mile times and 0-60 times. Maybe some of our expectations were too high, but when Mazda was originally touting 280 hp, then 260, then 250, then 247, then 238, and it doesn't even seem possible that it actually makes 238 of course some people are a bit disappointed. Some of you seem to think that just because the car handles so great that it shouldn't matter how fast it is. Believe it or not you can have both a really fast car and a great handling car. I wanted both and I don't think I'm alone.
Beautifully said. Like I said before, keep up the good work!

To the other guy who thinks I'm a troll. The RX-8 is a dissapointment to ME. Driving the car just reaffirmed that it isn't anything close to what Mazda was promising. I expected what Mazda promised when they first announced the car, and in that regard it's a dissapointment.
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Much better.
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Originally posted by IkeWRX
Ummm this is a thread about 1/4 miles times... And yes I expected a great handling car with great acceleration, not one with "decent" 1/4 mile times and 0-60 times. Maybe some of our expectations were too high, but when Mazda was originally touting 280 hp, then 260, then 250, then 247, then 238, and it doesn't even seem possible that it actually makes 238 of course some people are a bit disappointed. Some of you seem to think that just because the car handles so great that it shouldn't matter how fast it is. Believe it or not you can have both a really fast car and a great handling car. I wanted both and I don't think I'm alone.

People have different priorities when they buy a car. I could care less about some cute little rotary accents, 2 tone leather, a gaudy body, and how much room is in the backseat.
Ya'll fools j/k :D
You were all expecting an '04 RX7, not a four seater.....
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Originally posted by Jayer
...it isn't anything close to what Mazda was promising
I know I am sidetracking from something that otherwise should be a quarter mile thread (spare me a license here..) but, then to me, the RX8 is only short of horsepower to what Mazda was originally promising. Do you have any gripes other than horsepower? (and tell me something else other than 'horsepower is everything..', or 'performance's measured dependant on horsepower')

When did you become so dissapointed with the car?

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