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Preperation for Autoshows, Questions.
Submitted by SuperUser on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 10:45am

Friday is the beginning of a action packed month for RotaryNews. On the 3rd, we travel the to LA Autoshow to view the X-Car, the RX-8 that will be in the movie XMen2. We will provide a full report. If you have any questions you'd like answered, please ask them here. Enter the subject of X-Car
Then, on the 7th of January, the RX-8 is officially launched at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mi. We will be there to cover the morning press conference. We will again interview Mazda Execs and R&D Staff. If you have any questions you'd like answered, or special photos request of the RX-8. Please fill out this form. Enter the subject of "NAIAS Execs", or "NAIAS R&D"
That same week, the Tokyo Auto Saloon will open, and our friends at RX-7 Magazine will send us photos of all the tricked out Mazdas, maybe even an RX-8 or two!
Then we are off to Monterey, and the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca to test drive the RX-8. These RX-8s are already in the area(Akagi_Red_Sun on rx7club.com) and they are stirring up at ton of excitement. We are taking requests on the different driving test we should perform. lease fill out this form. Enter the subject of "Laguna Seca" ad we will try our best to execute the test!

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subject:
Laguna Seca
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
This was a request I recveived in an email:

40-60 3rd gear test


And, for the record, this is a list of the rotaries I own (and have owned)

93 RX-7, 315 RWHP + many goodies.
74 REPU 91 Turbo2 motor + Haltech 220+ RWHP estimated

Prev owned:
86 RX-7 Street Port, Headers, intake, port matched, etc. As fast as stock Turbo 2s.
83 RX-7 12a, headers, Holly Carb, fun little car!

NB: This comment has been modified by an administrative person on Dec 31, 2002 (11:55 am)
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subject:
If you get to test drive it....
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Try to do a 360 :D
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subject:
FD comparison
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
It would be nice if you could take an bone stock FD and run it around the track to compare lap times. I know it isn't a replacement, but would still like to know how it compares.
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subject:
G-Tech?
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Any chance they'll let you bring (or you could sneak in?) a G-Tech? It would be nice to see some 0-60-0, 0-100-0, 1320' times. Either way, have fun!
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subject:
No title supplied
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Is this Rotart News or Mazda RX8 news.

I need information about rotary engines, not Mazdas.
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subject:
No title supplied
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
how about a reverse 180 for hercules on the rx8 forum
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subject:
Don't Understand
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Uh, The RX-8 IS A ROTARY! It is the first rotary to be brought into the US in a very long time.

Please become more informed before you post.
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subject:
NAIAS R&D
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Interested to know if the torque on the RX-8 can be increased to give more low end power.
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subject:
NAIAS R&D
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Is there a convertable RX-8 possibly in the pipeline and how would this impact on the freestyle door system.
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subject:
NAIAS R&D
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Where can a number plate be fitted without interferring with the air-flow to the engine.
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subject:
rotax engines
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
rotax motors manufacture rotary engines for both airoplanes boats jet skis.
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subject:
Laguna Seca
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
I guess I'm pretty curious as to what the gearing is like. I'm hoping it's pretty short. Maybe you could pay particular attention to what speeds are reached in each gear.

I'm also curious as to how it feels in a normal street start. Basically, how does the new engine's low-end torque deal with the 3000 pound car in street driving?
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subject:
OI
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Test the ergonomics out and It would be great if you could get a G-Force competion model and get all of the preformance numbers scratch that you have to buy one now!

Do every test in the book. Find out the optimum rpm for power launches. 4 wheel drifts, doughnuts, and brake fade tests.

Test the shit out of it!
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subject:
RX8 Wagon or Hatchback planned?
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Being one of the most active threads at rx8forum, this seems worthy of asking.

Appreciatively,

Sven
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subject:
Laguna Seca
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Please do some real 0-60 and 1/4 mille tests.

Thanks


Alfonso Gutierrez
#1 in the list Austin, TX
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subject:
NAIAS R&D
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
How much power can/ has been extracted from the new Renesis engine realibly? And will we see this engine in any factory sponcered race cars?
Why the two horse power levels for American bound RX_8's ?
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subject:
NAIAS Execs
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Is there any chance Mazda could replace the back seats and the "suicide" doors on the RX-8 with a hatchback and ample storage room behind the front seats, and then rename it RX-7?
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subject:
Laguna Seca
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Could you guys post times of a 40-70 mph run. We guys at the rx7 forum love to do this in 2nd gear. Also I would like to see this test on the auto. Thx
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subject:
Limited Slip Dif.
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
please confirm if The RX8 will have a limited slip differential as an option.?
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subject:
RX-8 Driving Request
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
if you're allowed, how 'bout a whole bunch of doughnuts in second gear?? :)
also, see what the fuel cut rpm is, and make sure by boucing it off that rev limiter a few times during that burn-out, eh??
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subject:
Laguna test drive
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
I would ask that if possible someone take a G-Tech or similar device to determine 0-60 time. Also if possible try to get some lateral G measurements. Finally, maybe help assess the problem of body roll the testers at the Mazda track found on the pre-production cars. Is it still there and how does it affect the cornering.

Thanks
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subject:
Car Enthusiast
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
Will the Mazda RX8 be on display in the Philadelphia Auto show? When can I buy one?

Thanks,

Jeff
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subject:
NAIAS
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
The FC RX-7 from the 80's & JC Cosmo from the 90's had engine options.

The FC RX-7 was turbo or atmo.

The JC Cosmo was 2-rotor or 3-rotor.

Will there be any type of engine variants available for the RX-8, apart from the two power ranges set by ECU control.
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subject:
RX-8
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
With the new Renesis engine design do you anticipate this will have much of an impact on the maximum horsepower potential for applications like drag racing? For example Abel Ibarra currently runs a three rotor of the previous Non Renesis design with no side housing ports. With this engine he has turned in times in the low seven seconds. With the Renesis design would he be able to squeeze any more power out of these engines than he was capable of getting out of the previous design? Assuming of course he used Renesis housings and side housings to make a three rotor.
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subject:
inquiring mind
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 31, 1969 - 4:00pm
is the 8 based on anything specific (mazda built)either styling or engineering wise or both?

what are the trim levels available? options packages?

will mazda provide better dealer support for the 8? as far as rotary specific service/repair? weve heard negative stories about the 3rd gen when going to dealers for service.
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