Mazda RX-8 with a Turbo 4G63 Inline-Four – Part 1

Mazda RX-8 with a turbo 4G63 inline-four

Pistonhead Productions recently started a new drift build series. You might remember their previous project, a Mazda Miata with a Cummins 4BT turbo diesel inline-four. This time around the guys are installing a turbocharged 4G63 inline-four into a Mazda RX-8. In this video they start tearing down the RX-8 before sending it to get a … Read more

For Sale: Mazda RX-8 with a 3UZ V8

Mazda RX-8 with a 3UZ V8

This 2004 Mazda RX-8 is for sale in Wiązowna, Poland for 59,000 zł or about $15,812. The car was built to drift by KMS Engine (FB build album) in 2014. Under the hood sits a 4.3 L 3UZ-FE V8 from a Lexus LS430 with individual throttle bodies that makes 345 horsepower and 368 lb-ft (500 … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with an Audi 1.8T

Mazda RX-8 with an Audi turbo 1.8 L inline-four

The owner of this 2004 Mazda RX-8 spent three years of weekends and late nights rebuilding it from the ground up. The owner considering swapping a Honda K20 or K24 inline-four but settled on a turbocharged 1.8 L (AVJ) inline-four from an Audi A4 B6. The engine features Siemens Deka 630 cc injectors, Bosch Motronic … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a 20B Triple-Rotor

Mazda RX-8 with a 20B Triple-Rotor

Anthony Shore spent the last four years transforming his Mazda RX-8 into a time attack race car. Power comes from a naturally aspriated 2.0 L 20B triple-rotor built by Xtreme Rotaries. The engine features a dry sump system, Haltech Elite 2500 ECU and was dyno tuned by Raw Automotive Performance. Anthony shift gears on a … Read more

Project RX-Hate Update

Mazda RX-8 with a Cummins 6BT diesel inline-six

Comhghan Locke’s RX-Hate project gained a lot of attention since its debut in 2016. Comhghan and friends spent that year installing a Cummins 5.9 L 6BT inline-six into a Mazda RX-8 and 2017 learning how to drift it. They are spending this year on the project’s second phase. The engine sits 15 inches further back … Read more