2012 Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R Special Edition is the vehicle which was decided to get an extended production by 1000 units, due to increase in interest.

The initial plan of the brand was to produce only thousand examples of this special edition four-door, four-seat rotary engine sports car. However, the production of it will be extended due to a large number of orders, since the launch of the car in November last year.

RX-8 SPIRIT R comes equipped with six-speed manual transmission, aero parts and Bilstein dampers as well as RECARO bucket seats and 19-inch bronze-painted forged aluminum wheels. Therefore it is no wonder why the number of orders has increased and demanded extended production.

Furthermore, this Mazda sports vehicle comes in three trim levels in terms pf exterior colors: Aluminum Metallic, Sparkling Black Mica, and Crystal White Pearl Mica.

2012 Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R Special Edition

The main features of the limited edition 2012 Mazda RX-8 SPIRIT R series include:

Special equipment for RX-8 SPIRIT R for both manual and automatic transmission models:

  • Exclusive ornament
  • Front headlights, front fog lights and rear combination lights (with black bezels)
  • Front and rear brake calipers (red)
  • Larger brake rotors
  • Transmission tunnel trim (piano-black)
  • Curtain and front side SRS airbag system
  • Driving Stability Control and Traction Control System
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel (black with red stitching)
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake lever (with red stitching)
  • Center console box with front seat armrest (synthetic leather with red stitching)
  • Rear console box with a lid (with synthetic leather)

Exclusive to the 6-speed manual transmission model:

  • Bucket seats from RECARO (red and black leather* and fabric)
  • Hard suspension (with Bilstein dampers)
  • 225/40R19 89W tires and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels (bronze)
  • Aero parts
  • Aluminum pedal set
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob (black with red stitching)

Exclusive to the 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission model:

  • Black leather seats (with red stitching) and 8-way power seat with memory function
  • Sports suspension
  • 225/45R18 91W tires and 18-inch alloy wheels (gun metallic)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob (black)

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Source: Mazda