Mazda RX-8 with a Honda F20C

Mazda RX-8 with a Honda F20C inline-four

Steve Bortolotti is building a Mazda RX-8 for time attack racing. Part of the build was switching from a Mazda rotary to a 2.0 L Honda F20C inline-four. So Steve sent the car to Cyrious Garageworks in Ontario to install the Honda motor. To install the engine they had to make custom mounts and notch … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-Six

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-six

Someone has built and is selling a very unique 2004 Mazda RX-8. Between the front wheels sits a fourth generation (1991) 4.9 L Ford inline-six that produces about 145 horsepower. Behind the engine sits a Ford M5R2 toploader five-speed transmission. The owner is currently asking $2,500 OBO and the only thing left to get this … Read more

Mazda RX-8 4×4

Mazda RX-8 on a Land Rover Discovery Series 1 chassis

Mark Turner really enjoys 4×4 vehicles. He also really likes the Mazda RX-8 body. So like peanut butter and jelly he combined his favorite parts into one delicious project. Mark’s company Turners Kustom Kreations has spent several months installing a RX-8 body over a Land Rover Discovery Series 1 chassis. The Discovery runs a 2.5 … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a 2JZ-GTE

Mazda RX-8 with a 2JZ-GTE

James Ioannidis will be driving this Mazda RX-8 for his rookie season in the Victorian Drift Championship. The project started when James’s friend made custom mounts and installed the 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six and Nissan Z33 six-speed transmission. Then he took it to JDM Industries in Campbellfield, Australia to make sure everything worked properly. … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a Toyota 3UZ V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Toyota 3UZ-FE V8

This Mazda RX-8 was built by KMS Engine Performance in Henryk√≥w-Urocze, Poland. KMS replaced the damaged factory rotary with a 4.3 L Toyota 3UZ-FE V8. On top of the V8 sits a set of individual throttle bodies and is all controlled by a ECUMaster EMU controller. The engine produces 302 horsepower and 303 lb-ft of … Read more

For Sale: $20K OBO: 2004 Mazda RX-8 With A LS1

2004 Mazda RX-8 With A LS1

This very nice 2004 Mazda RX-8 is being sold in Austin, Texas with a asking price of $20,000 OBO. The car has 95,000 miles on the chassis and 250 miles on the drivetrain. The engine is a recently rebuilt 2000 LS1 connected to an rebuilt T-56 six-speed transmission. The engine conversion was completed using a … Read more