You can find some of these pretty cheap, despite their cult status, and that's because most of the value is in the engine. Did it have enough oil? Was it thrashed or raced? How are the pistons looking? These are all questions you need to ask, but are difficult to answer.
Yet people still dream of daily-driving an RX-8 precisely because it's a bad idea. And digital artist Brad Builds was tasked by his fans with creating the craziest daily Mazda of all time, which he did.
The conversion leaves the RX-8 looking blind, as the headlights have been body-colored. A massive body kit is also added, with fender flairs, spoilers and a gratuitous rear wing. Rember that despite its sports car credentials, this thing only had a 1.3-liter packing about 230 horsepower.
Yet the most interesting feature of the RX-8 Gray Ghost is the rear window delete. The look is now reminiscent of both a tiny ute and a smart roadster, which coincidentally belongs to the same era.
What would you do if you wanted to daily-drive an RX-8 but had no money? Probably swap the engine out for something more reliable but still interesting. The most common swap is an LS1, but the problem with that is that it weighs about twice as much as the 13B. Now, that affects both balance and body roll, so you're essentially left with a dragster, not a sweet-handling sports car.
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Daily Driver 1/4. The other day I asked for you guys to comment your daily drivers, and the top of the list was an RX8. I’ve actually had this one modeled for a while now, but it got lost in the depths of my computer haha. . Maybe it’s the fact that it reminds me of a Ute, but the RX8 looks sick with a rear window delete