2004 Mazda RX-8 - Front Angle - Rocks - Shoreline - 1280x960 Wallpaper

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Mazda RX-8

Price New

  $26,680 6 speed Manual;  $25,180 4 speed Automatic

Engine

1.3 Liter Renesis 13B Twin Rotor Rotary Motor

Horsepower

238 @ 8500 rpm  6 speed Manual;  197 @ 7200 rpm 4 speed Automatic

Torque

159 lb-ft @ 5500 6 speed Manual;  164 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm 4 speed Automatic

Curb Weight

6 Speed Manual Transmission:  3029 lbs   4 speed Automatic Transmission: 3053 lbs.

0-60 mph

5.9 seconds

1/4 mph

14.5 @ 96 mph

Top Speed

148 mph
 

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Super Speedway - The Mach II Special Edition (1998) One of the best directors of IMAX films, Stephen Low (Titanica) has always been a race fan. After obtaining permission from CART, a governing body of Indy car racing and Newman/Haas racing (a Championship team co-owned by Paul Newman), Low found his stars for Super Speedway: the racing Andrettis, father Mario and son Michael. Mounting cameras fore and aft on the Andrettis' cars, IMAX offers a better vantage point than an ESPN camera, at a superior grade of clarity. Add to that the excellent sound and you can "feel" the bumps on the asphalt as the cars zoom in and out of corners. The large format can turn a pit stop into a dramatic 12 seconds as we see the driver's eyes dart away from his cockpit for a few brief seconds. We watch Michael Andretti on oval tracks and exciting road courses going over hills and sharp turns. There's even a spin from an angle we've never seen before. DVD

 

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