Mazda RX-8 to continue a bit longer

Jay Nagley

The Mazda RX-8 is to continue in production for a little longer.

Mazda says it will make an additional 1,000 units of the limited edition Spirit R. The modifications for the new version are minimal: special badges, red brake callipers and firmer suspension are the extent of the changes. Apparently demand in Japan led to the change of heart – the RX-8 is one of the very few cars to come out of Japan that can be justifiably called "iconic".