Picking the Perfect Donor Vehicle

After a ton of research, spreadsheet comparisons, and debates.... I ended up with a pretty clear winner: A Mazda RX8

For a more in depth explanation of why I chose this car to convert, feel free to check out my write up on the car.

But just for some quick highlights...

Mazda RX8 Shinka

  • 2900 lbs.
  • 6 Speed Manual
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • 9,000rpm ICE motor
  • Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
  • 4 Door, 4 Passenger
  • Drag Coefficient: 0.31
  • Heated Leather seats with suede inserts
  • Copper Red paint unique to 2006 Shinka Special Editions