Studio 27 Mazda RX-8 Decal Sets

SpeedSource RX-8 #70 2008 Daytona (25.5kB) In 2008 a Mazda RX-8 from the SpeedSource team finished first in GT class at the Daytona 24hr race.

Studio27 released two sets of decals, one for the winning car and one for the second car in the team.
There are no RX-8 race car kits and I haven't seen any conversion kits sofar either.
The SpeedSource team cars were fitted with Mazdaspeed aerokits, so either the Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 A-Spec or the Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 Version II makes for a good starting point.
The wheels fitted to these cars were RacingHart CP-M368 wheels, but at this moment these are not available as 1/24 scale wheels. However Work Emotion CR Kai 18in Wheels (Aoshima S-Parts Tire & Wheel Set Nr.133, cat. nr. 036914) are a close match and happen to have 'female' connectors (same as Fujimi uses) so you can fit the wheels to a Fujimi RX-8 kit without the need for modifications.
You do need to add some 18in slick tires (or some rain tires as the 2008 Daytona 24hr race had a lot of rain). A set of slick tires from a Tamiya Opel Calibra V6 DTM (kit nr.24149, part nr. 9402262) fits the Aoshima Work Emotion CR Kai wheels nicely.
You also need to add a raised rear wing, the single-aerofoil wing from the Aoshima 'GT Wing parts set pt.2' (Aoshima S-Parts Nr.119, cat nr.034132) or from a Fujimi 'GT-W Wing and Muffler set' (Fujimi Garage & Tools set Nr.8, cat. nr. 11112) should work.
The rest of the conversion (lowered suspension, refuel caps, exhaust system, cabin interior with roll cage, etc.) you need to do yourself.
Actually most endurance racing RX-8, including the ones from SpeedSource, are fitted with a 20B 3-rotor engine, but the difference is hard to spot when the bonnet is closed.


1/24 RX-8 Daytona 2008 #69 (Studio27 ST27-DC760C)

released in September 2008

dc760 color scheme (24.5kB) This decal set depicts the white painted SpeedSource FXDD Mazda RX-8 nr.69 that finished 5th in the GT class (16th overall) at the 2008 24h Daytona race.
The SpeedSource FXDD Mazda RX-8 nr.69 was driven by Emil Assentato, Jeff Segal, Nick Longhi, and Lonnie Pechnik.
The decals are printed by Cartograf.



1/24 RX-8 #70 2008 Daytona Winner (Studio27 ST-27-DC761C)

released in November 2008

dc761 color scheme (18.9kB) This decal set depicts the matt-black painted SpeedSource Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 nr.70 that won the GT class (9th overall) at the 2008 24h Daytona race.
The SpeedSource Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 nr.70 was driven by Sylvain Tremblay, David Haskell, Nick Ham, and Raphael Matos.
The decals are printed by Cartograf.

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