Hard to believe, but Mazda’s superb RX8 is now 5 years old, making it the perfect base for accessible tuning. Good to hear then, that respected exhaust manufacturers Scorpion have released a high performance rear system for the rev-happy rotary.
Bolting directly to the factory centre pipe, the Scorpion system uses 2.5” precision mandrel bent tubing and optimised gas-flow characteristics to endow the couthy coupe with a 5% increase in power as well as useful improvements in driveability and sound. Construction is from T304 grade Stainless Steel throughout.
If you’re thinking the system looks familiar, you’d be right. Scorpion originally designed the box for the limited edition of 800 Prodrive-tuned PZ cars. So if it’s good enough for both them and Mazda, you can imagine that the design has undergone some comprehensive testing and evaluation before being approved. Whilst the PZ became a rare and instant classic, you can at least now create the sound and performance on any RX8 with this new system.
Best of all, the flawlessly finished tail pipe is now a 114 x 90mm oval, which is a perfect fit for the factory bumper apertures, looking far more in keeping than the original, circular system.
Priced at just £449.95 including all fittings and a limited lifetime warranty, you’d be a Wankel not to want one!
Scorpion Mazda RX8 Rear Sports Silencer. A Revolution For The Rotary!