Mazda RX-8 with a Supercharged K20 Inline-Four

Mazda RX-8 with a Supercharged K20 Inline-Four

When this 2004 Mazda RX-8 rolled out of the factory it was powered by a 1.3 L 13B-MSP 2-rotor engine. However the owner decided to swap that for a 2.0 L K20Z4 inline-four from a 2007–2010 Honda Civic Type R. The engine makes 360 hp (366 km) and 245 lb-ft (333 Nm) thanks to 720 … Read more

Diesel Powered RX-8 Goes Drifting

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

The last time we wrote about the Rx-Hate project, the Cummins 6BT inline-six was running and they were testing the drivetrain. Since then the team has installed a radiator in the trunk and some minor fuel upgrades on the engine. They hope to produce around 300 horsepower after more work on the fuel system. The … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a VQ37VHR

Mazda RX-8 with a VQ37VHR V6

Rak Garage just built a unique Mazda RX-8 for one lucky Polish customer to drift in. The company has spent the past 10 months upgrading every major component on the sports car. For power they installed a 3.7 L VQ37VHR V6 which produces 350 horsepower (261 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 269 lb-ft (365 Nm) … Read more

For Sale: Mazda RX-8 with a VH45 V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Nissan VH45 V8

This Mazda RX-8 is for sale in Cave city, Kentucky with an asking price of $2,600 OBO. Under the hoods sits a 4.5 L VH45DE V8 from a 1994 Infiniti Q45 installed by Swap Shop Garage in Paintsville, Kentucky. The engine produces 278 hp and 294 lb-ft from the factory. It was installed using a … Read more

For Sale: RX-8 with a 3UZ V8

Mazda RX-8 with a 3UZ V8

This Mazda RX-8 is for sale in Poland with an asking price of 67,000 Polish Zloty or $17,947. We wrote about this project in 2015 and I am glad to see the car is doing well. The car is powered by a 4.3 L Toyota 3UZ-FE V8 connected to a 350Z six-speed manual, and RX-7 … Read more

Build Video of Cummins Powered RX-8

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

Bodge Rides Garage has put together a great build video for the Cummins powered Mazda RX-8. In it they talk to the builder Comhghan Locke about how the project came to be and show the progress of the build. Watch as the team puts a lot of hard work and fun into getting that huge … Read more