Mazda’s 2009 RX-8 features a restyled front fascia, upgraded exhaust, 232hp two-rotor RENESIS engined mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, and a stiffened chassis. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

The real news, however, is the optional R3 package for the RX-8. This includes the rear spoiler, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, side sills and fog lamps. The stock seats are swapped out for stunning thrones from Recaro and Bilstein was tapped by Mazda to provide the shocks

[via Autoblog]