Mazda RX-8

This morning, I coached two drivers via ClubDriving. We began with a demonstration in my car, followed by about 90 minutes each in a Mazda RX-8 and a Honda Civic.

Both drivers were well-qualified — IAM senior observer and RoSPA Gold — and their drives were excellent.  All of us found details to improve in the endless struggle to be ever more safe, systematic and smooth.

The RX-8 is a superb car: taught, sporty and comfortable. The power from the rotary engine is exciting at all engine speeds, with a turbine-like delivery. It was a welcome change from the usual inline 4, but I’m glad I don’t have to meet its fuel bills!

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