Can A Mazda RX-8 Achieve Over 400 Miles On One Tank?

  • Publisert 9. feb.. 2019
  • This week, Alex takes the RX-8 on a hypermiling mission to see if it's possible to get 400 miles out of one tank of fuel!
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Kommentarer • 2 515

  • FRPlayerOne
    FRPlayerOne 14 timer siden

    Wait, how do you film from the side of the road on the highway ?
    You guys really go ahead and stop there ?

    STITCHWA 15 timer siden

    Meh the RX8 is a heap of underpowered shit.

  • Solid5nake
    Solid5nake 16 timer siden

    That petrol station is not in the centre of Edinburgh, it’s in Bruntsfield #justssyin

  • grgbmd
    grgbmd 19 timer siden

    Living with a rotary.. sounds like a disease I wouldn t want to have. :D

  • Fahre Films
    Fahre Films 19 timer siden

    Ofc chech engine light is on

  • ma6netho
    ma6netho 20 timer siden

    hypermiling in Winter and on wet road, woun't get you far. colder air is much denser than hot air. The molecules in hot air are farther apart. so you wil get farther in the summer time

  • takumi boi
    takumi boi 21 time siden

    Try this with a engine this was not freshly rebuilt

  • Ki Mu
    Ki Mu Dag siden

    Hey England you guys are paying well over $5 per gallon! Holy shit your economy must really suck right now for petro to cost that much.

  • Mikulas Horvath
    Mikulas Horvath Dag siden

    Listen from 17:48 to 18:07 with your eyes closed

  • shugo541
    shugo541 Dag siden

    it's not the coffee that makes you chat so much shit. It's tiredness. Happens to me a lot on the drives home after my 12 hour night shifts. I just chat shit to myself.

  • Gabriel Sterr
    Gabriel Sterr Dag siden

    00:48 Jonathan Benson is my hero!

  • No Mans Land
    No Mans Land Dag siden

    Can it achieve 400 miles with out breaking down?

  • peter stone
    peter stone Dag siden

    How many shades of red are there on that car?

  • Adrian The Sauce Don

    Come ireland

  • Jozef Velez
    Jozef Velez Dag siden

    MX-5! MX-5! MX-5! WHERE IS V6 PHIL?!

  • RupanRx
    RupanRx Dag siden

    That was amazing. My rx8 would take 1/4 tank to go like 40 miles. It was dying though. Thanks

  • Hendoson
    Hendoson Dag siden

    *Carbon build up intensifies*

  • Ryan Yu
    Ryan Yu Dag siden

    Cool car

  • Bryce Jeannot
    Bryce Jeannot Dag siden

    why did you not shut the car off at the stop light?

  • NotGreatAtGaming
    NotGreatAtGaming Dag siden

    i bet the apex seal will fail before he makes it there

  • Martijn van Spaendonck

    VERY fun video! I always have sweaty hands and a pounding heart when watching tense hypermiling stuff. Oh and that interior is B-E-A-utiful.

  • vid dežman
    vid dežman Dag siden

    Will you do any 2 guys 1 car episodes?

  • glen easton
    glen easton Dag siden

    Was this filmed before the rebuild? Ahh wait just read faqs. Love your work car throttle

  • Liam S
    Liam S Dag siden

    Next week: how to replace the fuel filter on an rx-8 haha

  • William
    William Dag siden

    Didn't the engine builder tell you to drive it with varying loads on the engine?

  • twistedxtitan
    twistedxtitan 2 dager siden

    lol when he had that coffee was funny, i wish coffee did that for me and woke me up like that, i have what i like to call caffeine de-sensitivity , i need like 3-5 times the amount of caffeine for it to actually work and then i only feel it for like 2 hours and then im back to being tired again

  • Rhysbailey52
    Rhysbailey52 2 dager siden

    lol i can do that in a 1.2 corsa thats depressing

  • derbigpr500
    derbigpr500 2 dager siden

    Meanwhile, that Skoda's fuel gauge was still above half. :P

  • George Z
    George Z 2 dager siden

    Can it do 400 miles without breaking down?

  • Rob Plant
    Rob Plant 2 dager siden

    I've drove 100 miles on 0 I literally had no choice and just got to a Petrol station ...I say just I don't know how much longer it would have went it wasn't acting differently at all

  • Philip Sammond
    Philip Sammond 2 dager siden

    Hi Mate, I have had a terrible experience with bmw customer service regarding an m140i exhaust rattle, which is incredibly common. Apparently bmw have replaced the standard exhaust with a valveless MPE for other people but then refuse to do it for me. The bmw sounds like a bloody tractor! If you truly are an unbiased journalist then you must cover this!

    DIZZZY 2 dager siden

    Alex drank everything EXCEPT coffee

  • Stormas3000
    Stormas3000 2 dager siden

    And a rx8 was never drived so slow XD. The rotary noise makes you push the pedal its hard to resist XD

  • Alex Arnaiz
    Alex Arnaiz 2 dager siden

    I would probably die from boredom after 100 miles driving like that, so double awesome :D

  • Toasty
    Toasty 2 dager siden


  • kimsnightmare
    kimsnightmare 2 dager siden

    Shit i love the rx8 man

  • LeadFoot TV
    LeadFoot TV 2 dager siden

    I honestly didn't think it would make it anywhere near when you set off, the fuel economy in in my RX8 is terrible 😂

  • T Gay
    T Gay 2 dager siden

    Scotland is the better part of the uk

  • toshibavoodoo
    toshibavoodoo 2 dager siden

    love the 400-mile challenge videos!!

  • toshibavoodoo
    toshibavoodoo 2 dager siden


  • -Legend-Storm-
    -Legend-Storm- 2 dager siden

    nie bei shell tanken mit deren plörre kommt man nicht weit
    aral hat den besten sprit ! und freie tankstellen sind meist auch besser aber shell im schnitt 100km weniger pro füllung

    • capnskiddies
      capnskiddies 2 dager siden

      Ja Aber gibts kein Aral in GB. Shell oder BP

  • jason muscat
    jason muscat 2 dager siden

    I m not a rotary engine fan but i dont think it is healthy to drive a rotary car slow correct if im wrong

  • Locost Turbo
    Locost Turbo 2 dager siden

    Secret to hypermiling is hiding behind a HGV.

  • Rich Goetz
    Rich Goetz 2 dager siden

    I don't think I ever even got 300 out of a tank when I had an RX-8.

  • MyrKnof
    MyrKnof 2 dager siden

    my dudes, you need km/l in there :P

  • Neglected Retard
    Neglected Retard 2 dager siden

    Cooffeee droonables

  • Niki Dimitrov
    Niki Dimitrov 2 dager siden

    A Mazda RX8 can't even survive 400 miles without the engine breaking.. Lol

  • Sam Bromley
    Sam Bromley 2 dager siden

    How much $$$ was the tank of fuel

  • Sam Bromley
    Sam Bromley 2 dager siden

    Why not just go up the m1/A1

  • Seth Wilcox
    Seth Wilcox 2 dager siden

    So, not only did you get an RX8 to do 400 miles on a single tank, but you got a PORTED RX8 to do 400 miles on a single tank.

  • Balafoutre
    Balafoutre 2 dager siden

    Did you know that Mazda RX8 holds 40 records of speed and
    endurance...and I mean FIA approved records...!!! There was a 24 hours
    Endurance Test, for the Mazda RX8 @ Automotive Testing Papenburg and old
    Mercedes Benz testing facility (a 12.3km oval), in October 2004. Out of
    86 brand new RX8s in a facility in Antwerb, 3 where choosen in
    randomly, which then where sealed immidiately and send to Papenburg. In
    short, an out of the box RX8, was flat out for 24 hours, with 215.9km/h
    average speed, covering 5181km of distance. No other car has done this.

  • Ozzie Sheppard
    Ozzie Sheppard 2 dager siden

    May I just point out that my 2007 Chevrolet tahoe (large american suv) gets the same mileage as an rx-8... but its got almost 100 more horsepower and torque :0

  • Felix Sobotka
    Felix Sobotka 2 dager siden

    Didn't know I could do that...

  • Tank Buster
    Tank Buster 2 dager siden

    Would be interesting to see how much better it does now its been rebuilt

  • Gerald Albrecht
    Gerald Albrecht 2 dager siden

    Was that an Irish coffee? @11:30

  • Dixon Bainbridge
    Dixon Bainbridge 2 dager siden

    My old street port rx used to get 17 highway and about 6 around town if I was Lucky, literally pissing money away. Miss it though, smiles for miles.

  • Hunter James
    Hunter James 2 dager siden

    You taped up the hood??? Clearly the fog light fake grills are doing hundreds more times drag than that????

  • Alex C
    Alex C 2 dager siden

    I have a better question, can a Mazda RX-8 drive 400 miles without breaking down?

  • Alex Gonzalez
    Alex Gonzalez 3 dager siden

    See you in Forza Horizon 4! Let’s meet at Edinburgh!

  • David Six
    David Six 3 dager siden

    what a small man.

  • CAR TV JAPAN chef Miura
    CAR TV JAPAN chef Miura 3 dager siden

    I see from japan✨

  • gxxx mxxx
    gxxx mxxx 3 dager siden

    my 1997 1.8 NA miata with a 5 speed manual & torsen rear, 160k miles.. gets about 250 aggressive city miles on a tank of 87 octane

  • Quest
    Quest 3 dager siden

    This is more entertaining if you close your eyes for the last 5 minutes-

  • garydeandeery
    garydeandeery 3 dager siden

    Amazing well done

  • Atomicc cc
    Atomicc cc 3 dager siden

    Wait why is this car soooo fuel efficient? Is that why people use rotary?

  • garydeandeery
    garydeandeery 3 dager siden

    Never tried it think I’ll get 350 from a tank

  • Pit Crafter
    Pit Crafter 3 dager siden

    I sore a nice rx8 yesterday in Bradford it looked so beautiful

  • Meatloaf
    Meatloaf 3 dager siden

    The front is still taped

  • Connoisseur Of Cars & Tig Ol Bitties

    I love the rotary series but When are we going to see living with a 2JZ? N54, or K24?

  • Joshua Dougall
    Joshua Dougall 3 dager siden

    What was in that "coffee"😂😂

  • imaner76 [Him n' her 76]
    imaner76 [Him n' her 76] 3 dager siden

    So in short, to get sub "normal" mileage in an RX-8, drive like you have strings attached from the throttle to a grenade that is pinned to your seat. Right next to your balls. Epic challenge, this is like taming a toddler.

  • tizzlin87
    tizzlin87 3 dager siden

    Question was this before or after the engine build? I thought they changed the exhaust 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Bogdan Vraciu
    Bogdan Vraciu 3 dager siden

    5:29 is that amient lighting on the dash?

  • Shrink1061
    Shrink1061 3 dager siden

    man, the A702 biggar road is a bastard on fuel, too many speed changes and idiot 40mph honda drivers just holding up the works. Hope you enjoyed Edinburgh though, its not quite as cold and wet ALL the time. Shoulda gone round the corner to castello coffee when you stopped at the petrol station... fantastic coffee, great food!

  • Trevan Collymore
    Trevan Collymore 3 dager siden

    Please do a focus 1.0 ecoboost and see how much power u can get

  • 1SaG
    1SaG 3 dager siden

    I wonder if the RX-8's fuel gauge is a weird as the ND MX-5's. That one shows "empty" when there are still around 100km of range in the tank (about 7 - 8 liters). And when the ND's "low fuel" light shows up, you still have at around 150km range left ... possibly 200km if you're extra careful with the accelerator.

  • César Muniz
    César Muniz 3 dager siden

    Fix this door for God's sake!

  • SavageHobbit
    SavageHobbit 3 dager siden

    decent shit!!! 💪💪💪 👌👌👌

  • ornate hammer
    ornate hammer 3 dager siden

    That's why fuel pumps fail... Not enough fuel to lubricate the pump and to keep it out of reach for air...

  • Conmat Vlogs
    Conmat Vlogs 3 dager siden

    Alex if you see this it has your mx-5 In it

  • iPh03nix
    iPh03nix 3 dager siden +2

    Can it achieve 200.000 km? 🤣😂💪

  • Rio Gordini
    Rio Gordini 3 dager siden

    Don't want to be "a party pooper", but the antics of the driver should have got a life ban!

  • Rio Gordini
    Rio Gordini 3 dager siden

    I also had my brand new RX8, bought 2004 on my own plate A17 RXB (AN RX8)....
    Overall fuel consumption was circa 24 mpg, and never driven in anger!

    It did burn oil, but not as bad as some were saying!
    Traded in 2 years later, with 53k miles (had to get out of it before 60k), and also it was lethal in snow)!
    Got a 6 MPS reg T16 MPS (Ti6 MPS) Turbo injection 6MPS, (4WD) and we had no snow!!
    High road tax, 9k service intervals, tyres all round before 11k miles and low 20s mpg!

  • osmium raver
    osmium raver 3 dager siden

    it looks like an old top gear episode

  • AntMatter _55
    AntMatter _55 3 dager siden

    I bet Alex triggered many Scots

  • Nacho Aguado
    Nacho Aguado 3 dager siden

    After Top Gear and Car Throttle, one thing is clear. Manufacturers are aware of how "dumb" we can be bhind the wheel, so they grade the gauges and estimations to "OVER PESIMISTIC" so we can't really run out of fuel. Thanks!! hahaha

  • My Passion 4 stuff
    My Passion 4 stuff 3 dager siden

    how about the famous 206 1.1?? the car that started the french bonner of automobiles!!

  • Sam Tuohy
    Sam Tuohy 3 dager siden

    Hallmarks of the old top gear.... it's good

  • Maryiam Gani
    Maryiam Gani 3 dager siden

    Many cultures have been vegetarian for millenia

  • Maryiam Gani
    Maryiam Gani 3 dager siden

    And I'm gonna take a big poo... And thats why I liked before watching

  • sugar-ray palfrey
    sugar-ray palfrey 3 dager siden

    Is that the fuel station clarkson went to on TG?

  • Manas Pakhare
    Manas Pakhare 3 dager siden

    why is Edinburgh pronounced as Edinbrugh and not as Edinburgh

  • Gavin Brown
    Gavin Brown 3 dager siden

    He hasn't even got pistons 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • soniccdx
    soniccdx 3 dager siden

    was the check engine light lit through out the whole journey ? 400km is possible though (my 8 is the old 4 speed auto XD)
    .. btw 400miles is how many km ? haha

  • matterno
    matterno 3 dager siden

    That town name... Gaydon

  • Sonny Rao
    Sonny Rao 3 dager siden

    "Come on Felix you can do it" -- I Lol'ed! Best I've ever seen in my RX-7 was about 18mpg

  • Teun Hassink
    Teun Hassink 3 dager siden +1

    17:50 now we know how alex sounds in bed

  • Jonesboy2398
    Jonesboy2398 3 dager siden

    Basically $100 U.S. to fill that car up there😨

  • caalcb7
    caalcb7 3 dager siden

    Instead of moving a notch, why not rev the engine up to 8K rpm? That's gonna drain the fuel.

  • Yeet Souls
    Yeet Souls 3 dager siden

    Felix be like,
    "I've done your request, now gimme a drink of that 92. Ohhh yes."