• Jun 11, 2008
Click above for more shots of the Mazda-rrari RX-8

Thanks to an astute reader, we now have further proof that owners of Mazda's rotary powered RX-8 wish they were driving a Ferrari instead. Not that we blame them or anything, as the Prancing Horse has been plastered on many of the finest sportscars that this world has ever seen. What we don't recommend, however, is actually attempting to replicate a Ferrari of your own with a Mazda RX-8, as the owner of said car seen in our gallery has done. It's not that the car is an RX-8, a fine vehicle in its own right,– but a Ferrari it is not. The rotary is a fun engine to wring out on the way to its 9,000 RPM redline, but it just doesn't quite match the aural pleasure that a fine Italian V12 is able to deliver.

This particular Mazda-rrari was caught at a mall in Denton, Texas, and we believe it's probably the only one in existence. Before you get real upset about all that's been done to it though, remember that it could be worse. Much, much worse. Just don't tell the guys in Maranello, they tend to get rather upset about this kind of thing. Thanks for the tip, David!



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      • 6 Years Ago
      ultimate fail.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Such a disgrace. The RX has such a storied history. It's got a devoted cult following.

      This guy must be shot. Then drawn and quartered.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I only hope Hyundai won't sue the guy who made a Bentley into a Hyundai............that would be really funny!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Would fool more people with maserati badges i think, although the ferrari bages will make people look more even if they go "hang on thats not a real ferrari" a few seconds later
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow.. this is horrible.... this is an embarrassment to me as I am a Mazda owner... whoever the owner of this car is should have his car repo'd by the car gods and be given a yugo or left his ChevroLegs
      Jon thomas
      • 6 Years Ago
      I guess ill turn my Mazdaspeed 3 into a Lambo .. Wow .. i wish i could Uppercut that guy in the face just once
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jon thomas
        I was thinking about putting Bentley emblems on my Civic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't have anything against Mazda's but seeing that made me throw up in my mouth a little. I'm going to have to lay down for a minute.
      • 6 Years Ago
      But why? Like building a Lambo or a Testarossa out of a Fiero... just not right.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Molotov Cocktail anyone?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Did you just say that modding Fieros wasn't right?

        Well I hope you stopped buying new cars over 10 years ago, since they're all based on the Fiero now (what else do you think explains the fire-y exhaust coming from those Ford trucks?!).
        • 6 Years Ago
        wow....just, wow.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anyone think this guy is not out to fool anyone but is just being cheeky? I once saw a Toyota FX16 (small hatchback) with all its logos replaced with Bugatti logos, but I doubt anyone was fooled, and I doubt the owner intended to fool anyone...

      -n.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "that owners of Mazda's rotary powered RX-8"

      Should be:

      "that this owner of a Mazda rotary powered RX-8 ..."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now THAT is badge engineering.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha, and you think that's bad, I once saw a blue SEAT Cordoba with "Ferrari" badging, prancing horse and all, can't actually get more pathetic than that I should say...
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