Here’s an SE3P RX-8 That’s Really Done Right
The loved and hated RX-8 really is a pretty cool car, when it works.
As an avid defender of, and yearner for, a clean RX-8, this is such an ideal example.
Car: SE3P Mazda RX-8
Location: GridLife Midwest Festival, Gingerman Raceway, Michigan June 2017
Photog: Peter Nelson (Instagram + Twitter: @16vPete)
We here at Car Bibles have a soft spot for the loved-yet-maligned Mazda RX-8 (I wrote a Car Bible about it)!
I saw this one while attending GridLife’s Midwest Festival back in June of 2017 – it’s set up exactly how I’d build one, too. The front splitter, presumably functional rear wing, nice wheels, obvious suspension work, and interesting color to tie it all together. Though, I do enjoy a modest silver RX-8, too. And I did notice that the tires on this example don’t look like anything special. It’s got a sunroof too, so it isn’t the absolute lightest spec. But overall it looks so good with just a couple of minor modifications done to it.
This one is probably so much fun on track, and I assume from its clean paint that it’s been well taken care of. As you can tell, it’s got Michigan tags; keeping Mazdas rust-free and this clean is no easy feat in the Midwest.
That’s it, I’m off to Craigslist.