Mazda Limited Edition RX-8 available in Japan only

To commemorate forty years of Mazda’s rotary engine vehicles sold globally, Mazda Motor Corporation has commenced sales of a limited edition model Mazda RX-8 throughout Japan. Only 200 units are slated for production. The Mazda RX-8 ‘Rotary Engine 40th Anniversary’ model is based on the RX-8 Type S (six-speed manual transmission) and the Type E (six-speed automatic transmission) model grades. The interior is designed to evoke the Cosmo Sport heritage and includes exclusive black genuine leather and light silver Alcantra (a synthetic suede material and a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A) combination seat covers. The exclusive Marble White body color and special limited edition badges mounted on the side panels are perfectly suited to commemorate the fortieth year of Mazda’s rotary engine vehicle sales. Special equipment — including exclusive Bilstein dampers and a urethane foam-filled front suspension cross member — has been fitted for a higher quality ride and better performance.

The RX-8 Rotary Engine 40th Anniversary edition is available from today at all Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships in Japan. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for both the six-speed manual and automatic versions is 3,150,000 yen ($ 26,420) including consumption tax. Production will be limited to 200 units.