A 1.3L ?? i hope thats a typo,,,,or thats one tuned little engine.phongtruong12 said:yeah the 6mt coupe and manual rx-8 would almost be EXACTLY the same. in normal conditions you wouldn't notice any difference unless you reach speeds over 120 mph, then the rx-8 will start to pull. here are the specs from modern racer.com:
Mazda RX-8 6MT
Top speed : 148 mph(electronically limited)
0-60 mph : 5.9 sec.
0-¼ mile : 14.5 sec @ 95.6 mph(manual)
Curb Weight : 3029-3053 lbs
Accord EX V6 6MT
Top speed : 130 mph(electronicallly limited)
0-60 mph : 5.9 sec.(manual), 6.9 sec.(auto)
0-¼ mile : 14.5 sec @ 98.0 mph('03 manual)
Curb Weight : 3265-3358 lbs
i'm actually pretty impressed by the mazda engine. for a 1.3L 238hp engine, it manages to match a 3.0L 244hp engine's power.
technically I think it counts as 2.6L, and comparing HP/L from a rotary to a piston engine is really apples to oranges. And the rotary still has very little in the way of torque. If it's not revving, it's not making any power, which is not true of the Accord's engine, relatively speaking at least.phongtruong12 said:i'm actually pretty impressed by the mazda engine. for a 1.3L 238hp engine, it manages to match a 3.0L 244hp engine's power.
That's odd. Last year, one of the top car mags (forget which) rated the RX-8 as second in handling among a slew of sports cars. IIRC, the #1 spot was a Ferrari F360. It is widely recognized that rotary sports cars from Mazda have always had very good handling stock. Was your Civic modified?taospec: said:I spanked an RX-8, at a SpeedtrialUSA event, at the Streets of Willow, driving my ol' '96 Civic coupe. They don't seem to handle all that well.