The Mazda RX-8 Spirit R special edition
features Recaro Sprint R bucket seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, special badging, blacked-out headlights, enhanced traction control, bigger brakes and a black transmission tunnel trim. The special limited edition sits on a set of bronze 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. A six-speed manual transmission version is available, based on the RX-8 Type RS, while a Type E-based six-speed automatic transmission is also available. The manual version has proven more popular than its automatic counterpart, constituting 66 percent of all orders.