The 2012 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R

Mazda extends production of the final RX-8 by 1,000 units

The Mazda RX-8 has failed to live up to the high performance reputation of the RX-7 but since announcing that the RX-8 would end its production run this year with a special edition model – the company has received so much interest in the last of this generation of the rotary powered sports car that they have extended the production run by 1,000 units.

Mazda announced in October of 2011 that the RX-8 sports car would be terminated after the 2012 model year but to commemorate the final year of the RX-8, the company introduced the special, limited edition Spirit R version. There were initially supposed to be 1,000 examples of the 2012 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R but due to the high volume of orders for the last of the RX-8 models – Mazda will extend production through June as they build an additional 1,000 units of the rotary powered sports car.

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