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There was a time when the RX series from Mazda was cool. The RX-7 followed a revolution started by Mazda and its commitment to rotary power plants many years ago, but when the RX-8 came out, despite its beautiful looks and its suicide doors, there was something really missing. Power.

With only 177kW (and 221Nm of torque) of power to play with, the RX-8 was never feared on the road. For those who opted for the Automatic, power was dropped to 141kW. Although the 0-100km/hr time came in at a respectable 6.1 seconds (for both models). The RX-8 was still missing one thing. Power.

But don’t get excited, that intro isn’t meant to lead into this special edition Mazda RX-8 Turbo charged. There are many aftermarket kits available to Turbo charge your RX-8 and for those looking for some power, it is a worthwhile option.

So this is the new Mazda RX-8 Kuro, there will only be 250 vehicles sold and it will only be available in the UK, and as the name suggests (Kuri = Black in Japanese) all 250 will be .. in black.

2007 Mazda RX-8 Kuro Special Edition (UK)

There will be no power upgrade, only a revised interior as well as minor changes to its head and tail lights. The interior comes with

  • beige-grey leather treatment,
  • a new leather steering wheel and piano-black and silver highlights
  • an optional DVD navigation system.
  • Cruisematic speed control
  • Bose sound system with nine loudspeakers.

2007 Mazda RX-8 Kuro Interior

Apart from the updated interior, you can make sure everyone knows you have a Kuro thanks to the silver chrome backing found in the head and tail lights and of course, unique Kuro style 18in alloy wheels. The car is selling for $83,000 AUD in the UK.




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