This one is a bit of a personal post. Outside of the art thing, I’ve got several other interests. One of which is driving and maintaining my car. A Mazda RX 8 R3.
It may not be a Lamborghini or Bugatti, but Mazda RX-8 is renowned for its distinctive design and exceptional driving dynamics, making it a standout sports car in its class. One key feature is its innovative rotary engine. The Wankel rotary engine in the RX-8 delivers smooth power delivery and high rev capabilities, contributing to a thrilling driving experience.
The RX-8’s four-door configuration, unusual for a sports car, adds practicality and convenience without compromising its sporty appeal. The unique freestyle rear doors provide easy access to the rear seats, making it a more versatile choice compared to traditional coupes. The well-balanced chassis and precise steering further enhance the car’s handling, allowing drivers to navigate corners with confidence.
Moreover, the RX-8 showcases Mazda’s commitment to design aesthetics, featuring a sleek and aerodynamic exterior. Inside, the cabin is thoughtfully designed with driver-oriented controls and comfortable seating. While the RX-8 is recognized for its performance, it also offers a level of comfort and functionality suitable for daily use.
In essence, the Mazda RX-8’s combination of a distinct rotary engine, striking design, handling prowess, and practicality sets it apart, making it a go-to for enthusiasts seeking a sports car that excels in both performance and everyday usability.
And did I mention, it looks awesome in pearlescent white?
So, what have I been up to?
It’s my RX8’s 5th birthday in a couple of months time and decided to make it a little prettier by fixing dozens of chips, scuffs and giving it a thorough clean [in progress].
I’d say these repairs are only 85% perfect, but to professionally recondition and spray the wheels alone might set me back £200-£300, so more than adequate for an interim fix up job before perhaps having them fully restored to perfection by a pro in a few years time.