RX-8 with a VQ37VHR V6

Mazda RX-8 with a VQ37VHR V6

Robert Bell built his Mazda RX-8 at this company RB’s Adrenaline Factory in Kansas City, Missouri. The engine bay holds a 3.7 L VQ37VHR V6 with a set of VQ35HR heads and modified mid-sump oil pan. It’s fed fuel from a custom 2.5 gallon surge tank with a Walbro 450 pump and factory fuel tank … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a Turbo 1JZ

Mazda RX-8 with a turbo 1JZ inline-six

This Mazda RX-8 is owned by @the_benchmark_official in Bangkok, Thailand. Under the hood sits a turbocharged 2.5 L 1JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six mated to an A340E four-speed automatic transmission. The engine features an Ichiban Engineering CT15B turbocharger making 1.4 bar of boost, Honda K20 ignition coil packs, and stock exhaust manifold. The engine runs on E20 … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a Twin-Turbo Mercedes V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Twin-Turbo Mercedes M113 V8

This Mazda RX-8 is being built by Hepp Garage Racing Factory in Limanowa, Poland. The car was previously powered by a twin-charged stroked 2.9 L BMW M50 inline-six featuring a BorgWarner S300SXE turbocharger and Eaton M62 supercharger. They recently swapped to a twin-turbo 5.0 L Mercedes M113 V8 featuring two JRspec GTX3076R turbochargers and a … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a Twin-Turbo 3.1 L Saab/Opel V6

Mazda RX-8 with a Twin-Turbo 3.1 L V6

The Mazda RX8 was built by MAX Performance in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. Under the hood sits a twin-turbo 3.1 L V6 built from a 3.0 L Saab B306 V6 and 3.2 L Opel Y32SE V6. Both engines are based on GM’s 54° V6 platform. The engine features Hipeco ceramic-coated pistons, Re5pect forged rods, ported heads, … Read more

For Sale: Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 300 ci Inline-Six

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 300 ci Inline-six

This 2004 Mazda RX-8 is for sale in Minneapolis, Minnesota for $1,400. We’ve featured this car before in 2016 when it was for sale. The RX-8 is powered by a 300 ci (4.9 L) Ford inline-six mated to a Ford M5R2 toploader five-speed transmission and welded differential. The current owner has installed or replaced the … Read more

Building a Twin-Turbo Isuzu V6 for a Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8 with a twin-turbo Isuzu 6VD1 V6

A reader contacted us to share their unique project. They are building a 3.2 L 6VD1 V6 from an Isuzu Rodeo to power a Mazda RX-8. They will boost the engine with two Garrett T25 turbochargers from a Nissan 300ZX with a goal of 400-450 horsepower. The engine will be mated to a Pontiac Solstice … Read more