Mazda Motors UK unveiled Monday a limited edition RX-8 coupe for the U.K. market. Developed jointly with legendary motorsports company Prodrive, the Mazda Rx-8 PZ is an appearance and handling upgrade for the 230 hp RX-8.

According to Mazda, Prodrive was tasked with creating a more involving driving experience, with enhanced ride and handling. Unique PZ features include:
  • 18-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels
  • Eibach springs, 60 percent stiffer than stock
  • Bilstein gas shocks
  • revised suspension geometry, with ride height reduced 15 mm
  • sport mirrors
  • grill inserts
  • rear spoiler
  • Prodrive and "PZ" badging
While Mazda hasn't released any road test figures for the RX-8 PZ, the cornering shots of the PZ "at speed" (as they say in the motoring press) after the jump show minimal body roll. Only 800 lucky U.K. drivers will get their hands on Prodrive's version of the RX-8, and no exports to other markets are planned. The MSRP for the PZ before taxes is 21,912 (about $40,614). The nicely done, if a little pricey, RX-8 PZ goes on sale July 1.

More pics after the jump...

[Source: Mazda Motors Europe]


While Mazda hasn't released any road test figures for the RX-8 PZ, the above cornering shots of the PZ "at speed" (as they say in the motoring press) show minimal body roll.

Only 800 lucky U.K. drivers will get their hands on Prodrive's version of the RX-8, and no exports to other markets are planned. The MSRP for the PZ before taxes is 21,912 (about $40,614). The nicely done, if a little pricey, RX-8 PZ goes on sale July 1.

[Source: Mazda Motors Europe]