For Sale: Mazda RX-8 with a VH45 V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Nissan VH45 V8

This Mazda RX-8 is for sale in Cave city, Kentucky with an asking price of $2,600 OBO. Under the hoods sits a 4.5 L VH45DE V8 from a 1994 Infiniti Q45 installed by Swap Shop Garage in Paintsville, Kentucky. The engine produces 278 hp and 294 lb-ft from the factory. It was installed using a Q45 subframe and custom mounts. Behind the engine is an automatic transmission. The front suspension includes S14 knuckles and S13 coilovers. The car has a rebuilt title and none of the gauges work except the gas.

Mazda RX-8 with a Nissan VH45 V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Nissan VH45 V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Nissan VH45 V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Nissan VH45 V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Nissan VH45 V8

Mazda RX-8 with a Nissan VH45 V8

Source: Craigslist (click here if ad disappears) via BangShift

6 Comments

  1. CSRT4

    Honestly in my opinion that’s not a terrible price for a neat project that runs and drives. Setup megasquirt and use a tablet as gauges or use a gaugepak. Not a bad deal at all.

  2. Jonathan

    Is this still available? Auto or manual trans.? Does it have A/C, Power steering, or what does & does not work? His many miles on the donor engine & trans?

  3. Piotr

    Cool swap, but they could use sock sub frame with SLA suspension, with s chassis strut suspension they downgrade handling.

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