This story seems all too familiar. Crazy person buys powerless (sorta), lightweight Japanese car, and inserts one of the best family of V8 engines made underneath the bonnet. But wait – that’s not fast enough. Naturally, this car is in dire need of a full motor build and supporting mods.
If you’ve got just under $70,000 to spend on a properly fast toy, this might be the car for you. It’s got a wheelbase that’s shorter than grandma, 563 horsepower (nearly 2.5x factory numbers), and even a 2-year powertrain warranty.
From the looks of the eBay listing, we can make out that this custom 2010 Mazda RX-8 with its built LS2 Corvette motor features insanity in all gears, a limited-slip differential, Mahle pistons, Eagle rods, a FAST LSX-R intake manifold, Moton coilovers, custom driveshaft, and the list goes on. Side effects may include powerslides, burnouts, and serious injury.
We think that this guy/dealer/whoever has no idea how to price a vehicle, as $69,500 could get you a used Corvette Z06, a new Z51 Stingray in a few months, or a CTS-V of some sort. While this RX-8 might be faster and lighter, near-70 grand is a lot to ask for, and everyone else seems to think so, as there are currently no offers on the car, with bidding ending two days at the time of this writing. But is it justifying in your eyes? Blab in the comments!