Originally posted by C9A1L1L
I don't know about that. Now-a-days it is all about getting the bang for the buck, and looks matter as much as performance, and that is the package the RX-8 has in under $30K loaded. Torqueless, well yeah, that goes along with the 9000rpm red line. It is still packing 240hp n/a (I know it is all about torque, don't go there with me... lol) I'm not defending the RX-8 so stop aiming everything at me lol. I just offered a rebutle. Oh and MY OPINION ALSO came from driving the car (over night 24hr deal) Again made me realize why I hate cars that have under 300ft-lb torque. If my neck doesn't snap back, I'll take it back. It was still however a chick magnet and an attention getter so no qualms there. Lets lay it to rest. I give.
Let me say this one more time so it sinks in, you CAN"T GET AN RX-8 FULLY LOADED FOR under 30k (yet). Most are going at or near MSRP and 9 of the 10 I've seen at the dealers were in the 31-33k pricerange, which is the same price point as the STi, but that's just a bad comparison. Lastly, most of the track times and dynos seem to be indicating that at the strip these cars might have a hard time breaking into the 14s, the ATs will have a hard time with 15s, but it's still early.