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Old 08-23-2011, 03:25 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by DeeezNuuuts83 View Post
But when the car is already as old as it is and getting slapped around by the Mustang V-6, WRX and even the Mazdaspeed 3 on a track (i.e. Lightning Lap), it's time to make some changes.
You mean C&D's track comparison at VIR? It's a huge track with significant elevation changes that naturally favors high HP cars. The fact that the RX8 R3 was within a fraction of a second of cars with 30-40 more hp on a fast track like VIR speaks volumes. Put all those same cars on the Streets of Willow and you'll get a completely different set of results.

Having said that, it has been around 8 years since it hit the streets, and I agree, it's time for a successor (though, to be honest, I'm more interested in Mazda making it even lighter, than more hp... though more of that wouldn't hurt of course).
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