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This is a thread for posting links to & info about RX8 Special/Limited Editions.

 

JDM = Japanese Domestic Market

UKDM = UK Domestic Market

EDM = European Domestic Market

ADM = Australian Domestic Market

USDM = US Domestic market

 

Here are a few articles I found to start it off & can add to as time goes on...

 

'Sports Prestige Limited' (Shinka?) Special Edition:

http://www.mazda.com/publicity/release/2004/200411/1124e.html

 

'Shinka' Special Edition (USDM)

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/mazda-rx-8-shinka-special-edition-auto-shows

 

‘Sports Prestige Limited II’ Special Edition (JDM):

http://www.mazda.com/publicity/release/2005/200510/051018.html

 

'Evolve' Limited Edition (UKDM) 2006-07:

Like the 'Sports Prestige Limited II' above, it got aerodynamic mirrors like the Prodrive PZ Edition. Came in Copper Red Mica (400 made) & Phantom Blue Mica (100 made).

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/mazda/2006-mazda-rx-8-evolve-special-edition-ar1943.html

http://www.carpages.co.uk/mazda/mazda-rx8-06-02-06.asp

 

'Prodrive PZ' Limited Edition (UKDM) 2006-07:

https://www.theaa.com/allaboutcars/cartestreports/2006074.html

http://www.carscoops.com/2006/05/mazda-rx-8-pz-prodrive-edition.html

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/05/08/mazda-unveils-prodrive-rx-8/

http://www.carenthusiast.com/reviews/article/1311/-/2006-Mazda-RX-8/PZ.html

Tuned by Prodrive (UK Tuning Company). Came with OZ Racing lightweight 18" alloys (Prodrive & OZ; hence 'PZ'), lowered by 15mm on Bilstein shocks & Eibach springs, bump-stops on front lowered by 10mm, front ARB upgraded, exterior garnishes included grills on front & rear bumpers, Prodrive branded exhaust, Prodrive & OZ garnishes on aerodynamically-enhanced rear wing designed to improve stability at speed. Came in Galaxy Grey Mica (380) & Brilliant Black Mica (420).

 

NR-A Kit:

http://www.mazda.com/publicity/release/2004/200401/0108e.html

 

'True Red Style' Special Edition:

www.mazda.com/publicity/release/2006/200603/060302.html

 

'Rotary Engine 40th Anniversary' Commemorative Limited Edition (JDM & UKDM):

http://www.mazda.com/publicity/release/2007/200708/070808.html

 

'Mazdaspeed Version II' Limited Edition:

http://www.mazda.com/publicity/release/2004/200408/0820e.html

 

Not a special edition, but a major update in 2006 when the 6-speed Automatic & 6-port engines started to be used in the RX8:

http://www.mazda.com/publicity/release/2006/200608/060822.html

 

'Kuro' Limited Edition 07+ (UKDM):

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/mazda/2007-mazda-rx-8-kuro-ar32076.html

Came in Sparkling Black Mica. 500 made, uniquely identified by the number on the stainless steel door-sill/'scuff' plates.

 

Nemesis' Special Edition (UKDM):

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/09/26/mazda-rx-8-nemesis-for-the-uk/

Came in Copper Red Mica (200) & Stormy Blue Mica (150)

Edited by jp
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Had a look at the â€˜Sports Prestige Limited II’ (Evolve?) Special Edition link and I think it refers to the Japanese market only.

 

Large disks and sport suspension was standard on all UK RX-8s while cars sold in Japan/US(not sure about the rest of Europe) had options for standard/sport suspension and disks.

Key-less entry was also non standard equipment. 

 

Evolves got the PZ mirrors as well but there's no mentioning in the press release, the car in the photo has the standard mirrors.

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Had a look at the â€˜Sports Prestige Limited II’ (Evolve?) Special Edition link and I think it refers to the Japanese market only.

 

Large disks and sport suspension was standard on all UK RX-8s while cars sold in Japan/US(not sure about the rest of Europe) had options for standard/sport suspension and disks.

Key-less entry was also non standard equipment. 

 

Evolves got the PZ mirrors as well but there's no mentioning in the press release, the car in the photo has the standard mirrors.

Which market got keyless entry? And on which Series, 1 or 2?

 

I'll edit & add accordingly. ;)

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