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Last chance to buy a new Mazda RX-8

This Autumn will see the end of production of the Mazda RX-8 and with less than 100 examples of the unique four-door rotary-engined coupe left in UK stock, this is the last chance to own a new model. The high-spec RX-8 R3 models are priced at £25,540 on the road.

Powered by an improved version of the unique 231bhp twin-rotor engine, the latest car delivers faster steering, quicker engine response, improved refinement and more equipment. It continues to feature the front-midship engine, rear-wheel drive configuration of the original, delivering an ideal 50/50 weight distribution for great handling.

"British motorists love sportscars and engineering excellence, so it is no wonder that over the last seven years the RX-8 has been close to their hearts. More than 26,000 enthusiastic drivers have purchased an RX-8 in the UK, won over by its truly exhilarating drive, fascinating super-smooth rotary engine and many unique features, combined with everyday reliability and practicality," comments Mark Cameron, Sales Director, Mazda UK.

"Production in Hiroshima of right hand drive Mazda RX-8 for the UK market has now ended and here we have fewer than 100 examples remaining in stock. Over the next couple of months drivers will be presented with a rare opportunity to acquire one of the very last RX-8s available in the UK."

The uniquely high-revving (up to 9,000rpm) RENESIS engine of the Mazda RX-8 R3 is evolved to deliver sharper responses. Maximum power is 231bhp at 8200rpm and the six-speed manual gearbox has a lower final drive ratio for a sharper getaway from standstill and improved performance feel. 0-62mph takes 6.4 seconds.

The interior of the RX-8 R3 features new Recaro sports seats in the front, a new-style steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth, cruise control, a Bose premium audio system with an eight-channel amplifier, six CD autochanger, nine speakers and an auxiliary (AUX) input jack for connecting an MP3 player.

Mazda dealers are currently offering RX-8 buyers a finance package available for retail sales only, until 30 September 2010, with no deposit required and typical 5.9% APR finance on Mazda Conditional Sale and Mazda Personal Contract Purchase up to 36 months.

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