Originally posted by t-von
A more worth wild conversion would be to put a Renesis in a 1st gen with Canzoomer's stage 2 mod. Imagine about 225 rwhp in a 2300 lb car. That would be insane.
Well.....To be honest I think 400rwhp in a 2300lb car would be a little closer to "insane".
IMOP the renesis does not impress me. What kind of power do you consider insane? Whatever the number, a 13bt can do it just as easily and a hell of alot cheaper. Ya the Renisis is a cool new design and it revs to 9k reliably...yadayadyada...The big difference between a 250hp NA and a turbo engine is about 80ft.lbs of torque. Turbocharge a Renisis? Again, the same results, just a more expensive route.
On a ranting note:
Personally, I have lost respect for Mazda since the release of the RX8(there wasn't much to begin with
). Not to say I don't like the car, and that it isn't a fun car to own, BUT any manufacturing company that states a HP rating and drops it 2 TIMES after orders have already been finalized is rediculous. And the fact that the thing is about as quick as a stock TII is very REDICULOUS!! Ya its nice and new and it does look damn cool but for 30k it had better be much more then what I have seen the RX8 has to offer in stock form.
I'm not trying to start a flame war. This is all my own opinion. I am a more performance oriented voice in the scheme of things and the RX8 fell way short when compared to even the FC let alone an FD.