Mazda RX-8 Models and RX-8 History

Introduced in 2004, the RX-8 reignited the popular rotary engine in the US. It offered a zippy roadster that was well equipped, stylish and sporty, powered by a 1.3-liter rotary-cylinder that was rated at 238 horsepower. No changes were in store for 2005, and 2006 only saw the addition of paddle shifters with a slight horsepower boost for automatic transmission models. Nominal changes took place for the 2007 model year, but 2008 marked the 40th anniversary for the rotary engine. A limited special-edition model was released for this year, with signature features and sports-tuned suspension and braking. 2009 saw a new front end, a larger grille and the integration of popular technology features like Bluetooth, with minor changes to trim levels and options. The RX-8 would zoom through 2010 and 2011 with minor changes and updates.

New and Used RX-8 Prices, Mazda RX-8 Model Years and History

A practical sports car, the 2011 Mazda RX-8 is a rotary-powered delight that delivers an impressive 9000 rpm redline, making it a very appealing drive.
A sports car with a unique four-door system, the 2010 Mazda RX-8 thrills with its handling and rotary engine while providing room for up to four occupants.
The 2009 Mazda RX-8 four-seat coupe is a princely performer that is tops on power, style and luxury.
The 2008 Mazda RX-8 has two full-size door and two small doors that add up to a four-seat sports car with excellent balance.
The 2007 Mazda RX-8 is a four-passenger sports car with unique rear doors that allow for easier entry into the back seat.
The 2006 Mazda RX-8 is a sports coupe with a unique four-door system that allows for easier access to the rear seats, and a new six-speed automatic is available this year in place of the old four-speed.
A rotary powered four-passenger sports car, the 2005 Mazda RX-8 utilizes a set of unique rear-hinged back doors to allow for easier ingress and egress of the back-seat passengers.
A sports car with a unique four-door setup, the 2004 Mazda RX-8 brings back the spirit of the popular rotary-powered RX-7 and provides a thrilling ride for up to four people.