Cummins Powered RX-8 Runs

Mazda RX-8 with a Cummins 6BT inline-six diesel

Since our previous article Comhghan Locke and his team have finished installing the 5.9 L Cummins 6BT inline-six. To celebrate the guys did a burnout in the garage. Source: Rx-Hate FB page and @rx_hate

Mazda RX-8 with a Diesel Inline-Six

Mazda RX-8 with a Cummins 6BT inline-six diesel

Comhghan Locke is the type of person who becomes more determined when he is told he can’t do something. The story starts one night in the garage with his friends. Comhghan was discussing how to get a RB25DET for his Mazda RX-8 project when a friend opened the hood on his 6BT powered Land Rover. … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a Honda F20C

Mazda RX-8 with a Honda F20C inline-four

Steve Bortolotti is building a Mazda RX-8 for time attack racing. Part of the build was switching from a Mazda rotary to a 2.0 L Honda F20C inline-four. So Steve sent the car to Cyrious Garageworks in Ontario to install the Honda motor. To install the engine they had to make custom mounts and notch … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-six

Mazda RX-8 with a Ford 4.9 L Inline-six

Someone has built and is selling a very unique 2004 Mazda RX-8. Between the front wheels sits a fourth generation (1991) 4.9 L Ford inline-six that produces about 145 horsepower. Behind the engine sits a Ford M5R2 toploader five-speed transmission. The owner is currently asking $2,500 OBO and the only thing left to get this … Read more

Mazda RX-8 4×4

Mazda RX-8 on a Land Rover Discovery Series 1 chassis

Mark Turner really enjoys 4×4 vehicles. He also really likes the Mazda RX-8 body. So like peanut butter and jelly he combined his favorite parts into one delicious project. Mark’s company Turners Kustom Kreations has spent several months installing a RX-8 body over a Land Rover Discovery Series 1 chassis. The Discovery runs a 2.5 … Read more

Mazda RX-8 with a 2JZ-GTE

Mazda RX-8 with a 2JZ-GTE

James Ioannidis will be driving this Mazda RX-8 for his rookie season in the Victorian Drift Championship. The project started when James’s friend made custom mounts and installed the 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six and Nissan Z33 six-speed transmission. Then he took it to JDM Industries in Campbellfield, Australia to make sure everything worked properly. … Read more