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is the new mazda rx-8 a threat to us G35 Coupe owners??

thanxs alot guys, any comments or help is greatly appreciated
 

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Threat in what? I think it's fast enough that it would probably come down to the better driver.

I also think it's rice as all hell so it's not like it's going to steal the attention of the women folk.
 

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I don't think that it is a threat in any regard. Auto vs. Auto and 6MT vs. 6MT the G35 would prevail (IMO with ease). Also, around the twisties, I still think that we have the advantage... Lastly, although the RX-8 has a nifty interior, it has nothing else. No class, no sleek lines, no style, no finesse. I would not worry about it at all. I actually passed one up today, it revved at me, and I rolled down my window, pointed, and laughed at the driver.
 

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I happen to like the RX-8, but no, I don't think it will be a threat. It's a totally different kind of car.
 

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I was reading the RX-8 forum the other day and there are quite a few comments on the G35 coupe over there.

All in all, those guys admit that the G35 is a faster car, but they also say that straight-line speed is not what the RX-8 is all about anyway.....

The big thing over there is that the RX-8 horsepower rating is wrong..... seems like Mazda screwed up again (remember the Miata fiasco?) with their HP ratings.
 

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No Problem betting them.

I raced a 6 speed yellow with a large metal wing last night 1/4 mile was about 2 cars on the street. They are quick and have some top end. If you can get out of the hole you can get them.

~Gary
 

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CLose race. Times in magazines have been about even. I give the G35 manual the nod though. On the other hand cars this close, it depends on the driver.

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The G has a lot more torque than the RX, so that throws in another dimension. My friend has a new RX8 and I will challenge him with my 6MT sedan after break-in, we are both interested to see how the sedan fares against it.

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I took a red one from the line about a week ago in my 5at. I was a good car length ahead at 50. No worries.

2003 G35 Coupe; 5AT Desert Platinum/Graphite; Premium, Sport, Aero Kit
Pending order: CORSA front underspoiler
 
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