Limited-Edition Model Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Mazda’s Rotary Engine

(Richmond Hill, ON): To commemorate forty years of Mazda

rotary engine vehicles sold globally, Mazda Canada Inc. has come out

with a limited edition model Mazda RX-8: the 2008 40th Anniversary

RX-8 Special Edition.

Since the 1967 introduction of Mazda’s first vehicle powered by

a rotary engine, the Cosmo Sport, Mazda has continued to produce

and sell various rotary engine-powered cars, most notably the Familia

Rotary Coupe (R100), the Savanna (RX-3), RX-7, and Eunos Cosmo.

The 2008 40th Anniversary RX-8 Special Edition model is based on

the 2008 RX-8 GT with six-speed manual transmission. The exclusive

Metropolitan Grey exterior colour, Rotary 40th Anniversary Emblems

mounted on both front fenders, unique design bright finish 18” alloy

wheels and blue-tint foglamps are perfectly suited to commemorate

the fortieth year of Mazda’s rotary engine vehicle sales.

The interior, designed to evoke the Cosmo Sport heritage, sports

a black leather interior with copper red accented door inserts and

bolstered seats. The steering wheel, MT shift knob and parking brake

lever also adorn black leather with black stitching.

Special equipment – including exclusive Bilstein dampers and a

urethane foam-filled front suspension cross member – has been fitted

for a higher quality ride and better performance.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the 2008 40th

Anniversary RX-8 Special Edition is $42,145. Production is limited to 100

units for the Canadian market and goes on sale in February 2008.

Like all Mazda models, the 2008 40th Anniversary RX-8 Special

Edition is covered by a 3-year or 80,000 km vehicle warranty that

covers every part of the vehicle except those subject to normal wear,

and a 3-year roadside assistance program. Additional warranties cover

powertrain and safety restraint components for a period of 3 years or

80,000 km, body sheet metal perforation for 5 years unlimited

kilometres and selected emission control components for 8 years or

128,000 km.

Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing,

customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada.

Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a

nationwide network of 160 dealerships. For additional information visit

Mazda Canada’s media website at

For further information: Gregory Young, Director, Corporate Public Relations, (905) 787-7094;