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Old 12-05-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Camaro vs RX-8

Alright this kid I know is getting a RX-8 and all he keeps saying his how his RX-8 could kill my 2012 1LT in a race.... I told him it couldn't and I am pretty sure it can't

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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I don't think it could especially since u got the LFX engine
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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drag race, no way. Road course, RX8 will most likely destroy you. I owned an RX8 for a bit when they first came out. Fun car in the twisties, maybe one of the better handling cars I have ever driven, but as far as straight line, it has no guts at all.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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No. I'm an ex-2005 RX-8 owner. The Renisis 13B has no torque, even at 9000+ RPM. The LFX has more grunt and will outrun it. A Honda S2000 will catch the RX-8 and leave it in the dust.
The RX-8's handling is overrated. My car rode too soft and floaty. My G35 is faster and handles better. Sold the RX-8 after 14 months and bought a 350Z. Depending on your tires, you should have no problem keeping up with the RX-8 in corners.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
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I think your v6 is faster, i cam from a RX8 r3. it handled very well. but lacked power.


i would put money you are faster in a straight line. honestly put money down
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #6
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They are areound mid 14s with the manual and someone will to wring the piss of them, and automatic is much MUCH slower, you should have him. Handling wise though, i would say don't even try it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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I think your v6 is faster, i cam from a RX8 r3. it handled very well. but lacked power.


i would put money you are faster in a straight line. honestly put money down
Yes he wants to put down $200 I'm a about to.... And I'm twice his size so if he dosent want to pay well, you know lol
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #8
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And I would be racing him legally he wants to do a street race but I wouldn't ever street race.... Not taking the chance of getting my car taken away for $200
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What's funny is the guys over in the RX8 forums seem to think bone stock RX8s can run very low 14s (14.1 - 14.2) and 13s with just tuning.

If that were true, it would be a handful for a V6 Camaro in a drag race.


I find those times (14.1 - 14.2) bone stock hard to believe (maybe a glory pass under extremely low DA conditions?).
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:06 PM   #10
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Your v6 will win. I have drivin a rx8 and they are fun cars but they are not that fast.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #11
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The RX-8's 1/4 mi. time is actulally around 15 sec. Thats for the 6-speed manual. On the street, its slow. The LFX can take'em.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:33 PM   #12
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I sold my RX8 to buy my Camaro.

I still miss the car as it was a terrific handling car and a blast to drive the twisties. It's a dog off the line and I wouldn't even consider a stop light drag with anyone in it. A V6 Camry would give it fits.

Not to mention the Renesis is basically tapped out already from the factory. Mazda did a great job of tuning the engine. No power to be added with bold ons. FI is the only way and even then the engine won't take much.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #13
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Not even close, My old car ran high 14s, low 15s and I SMACKED one of the auto cars. You should put almost 10 cars on him.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #15
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Ya, RX8s are slow for drag racing. I had an '07 6 speed. Ran 15.1 the first time I tracked it. Of course I babied it because I watched 3 Rx7s in front of me lose differentials at the line, and I had a 80 mile drive home! I put a turbo on it with a 4.77 rear gear and ran 14.23 at 92mph. Dynod at 303whp. It helped, but it still didnt feel fast at all. Of course my buddy has a fully built '04 Cobra that completely jaded me. Id take the race if I was you.
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Ya, RX8s are slow for drag racing. I had an '07 6 speed. Ran 15.1 the first time I tracked it. Of course I babied it because I watched 3 Rx7s in front of me lose differentials at the line, and I had a 80 mile drive home! I put a turbo on it with a 4.77 rear gear and ran 14.23 at 92mph. Dynod at 303whp. It helped, but it still didnt feel fast at all. Of course my buddy has a fully built '04 Cobra that completely jaded me. Id take the race if I was you.

Gears and turbo to get to 14.23? That's sad.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:37 PM   #17
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Gears and turbo to get to 14.23? That's sad.
BRZs are barely running mid 13s with a turbo too lololol
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