Half way across the globe from the Detroit Auto show, the Tokyo Auto Salon roared into the Land of the Rising Sun last weekend with a conference hall full of wildly tuned machines. At the show, Mazda exhibited the 'RX-8 Mazdaspeed Concept,' a reference exhibit for the proposed Mazdaspeed parts available aftermarket Series-2 RX-8, from Mazda. Similar to the Series-1 body kits, interior and suspension parts, these will be for sale at Mazdaspeed dealer's parts departments after the series-2 shows up on the shores of the US later this year.
The Mazdaspeed concept maximizes the new face lift of the RX-8, tuning the look and performance with aero upgrades, and suspension tweaks. The exterior is treated with 20 inch chrome, large diameter wheels wrapped with Yokohama tires, the rims let just enough of the larger blue brake calipers peek through. Other exterior parts include an taller rear spoiler, black-background tail lamps, side stills, and revised side fender treatment. The sport tuning suspension will allow the car to corner better, and faster under high-performance driving. The interior has large racing bucket seat and with off-white covering, and blue stitching. The center stack is improved upon, allowing for a large center display with with integrated audio, and Sat-Nav and engine performance readouts. Other interior bits are available too, completing the package.