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

  • Julkaistu 9.02.2019
  • 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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Kommentteja • 2 539

  • vladimp77
    vladimp77 8 tuntia sitten

    GoTwo suggestions:
    1. Try it again, after the rebuild... zgonna be different.
    2. Try it again... at twice the speed.
    Quoting my first mate to actually own an RX8: "whether your drive at 80 (km/h) or 180, it drinks the same. So I might as well drive it like I stole it all the time."

  • Graham Yost
    Graham Yost 17 tuntia sitten

    The music while the time lapse was cool

  • Graham Yost
    Graham Yost 17 tuntia sitten

    I love the comedy aspect

  • Taylor Lobosky
    Taylor Lobosky Päivä sitten

    I have an idea for you guys, every time you guys do a hypermiling test you should have Miles as the backup car

  • Amos Clark
    Amos Clark 2 päivää sitten

    we just made History

  • William Bilverstone
    William Bilverstone 2 päivää sitten +1

    My dad used to work for mitsubishi the ecu was programed to make you think it is about to run out so you fill it up you should totally do this in a mitsubishi from 2005 and up

  • David Hayes
    David Hayes 2 päivää sitten

    Needs 1 tank of fuel and a ton of oil. Whilst concentrating on that old shed we ignored the gorgeous Scottish border scenery.

  • Mark Mmm
    Mark Mmm 3 päivää sitten

    Oh yeah I learned something alright..... my rx8 engine was shot.

  • Strongeee
    Strongeee 3 päivää sitten

    Anybody know the music at 12:50?

  • Muhd Nur Izzat
    Muhd Nur Izzat 3 päivää sitten

    17:40 intense

  • Gwaredd Steele
    Gwaredd Steele 3 päivää sitten

    Loving the nod to Planes Trains and Automobiles @ 6:57 :-D

  • y88lsc
    y88lsc 3 päivää sitten

    How the hell did shell let you use your mobile .. not to mention all your filming equipment at a petrol station when they literally rip my head off over the station microphone for putting my mobile in my pocket as I get out of be car. This country.

  • GMT
    GMT 4 päivää sitten

    can A Mazda RX-8 Achieve Over 400 Miles On One engine?

  • Jenson’s sports
    Jenson’s sports 4 päivää sitten +1

    Finally you’ve come to my home town

  • Ruby Rose
    Ruby Rose 4 päivää sitten

    Yeah! Felix did it!(You can overfill the tank like third of a gallon or more)

  • Mohsin Barlas
    Mohsin Barlas 4 päivää sitten

    A big slap on the non-rotary dudes xD

  • Roshail MC
    Roshail MC 4 päivää sitten

    Alex, Why is your Engine Check Light ON?

  • johnnysymphony
    johnnysymphony 4 päivää sitten

    holy shit, gas/petrol is so expensive in the UK!!!

  • mgamma5001
    mgamma5001 4 päivää sitten

    I have the fix for your bashed in fender, take a phone book meter the thickness, place it inside the fender with the door open, close the door so it leverages the book to push the edge of the fender out and Bob's your uncle.

  • Patric
    Patric 4 päivää sitten

    Next episode, "can a Mazda RX-8 achieve over 10,000 miles on one engine?"

  • David C. Gulliver
    David C. Gulliver 4 päivää sitten

    K, I drove 1,000 miles down hill, with the wind at my back, and, I ONLY got 20.96 MPG. No speeding (OK, maybe a lil speeding) but, generally- 6th gear the whole way. You ROUSTED my very best, although I didn't tape the hood gaps, and, I certainly didn't hyper mile either... Good on ya!

  • Kaustubh Prasad
    Kaustubh Prasad 5 päivää sitten

    4:06 check engine light

  • Ricey
    Ricey 5 päivää sitten

    Is there an exact route that you guys actually took? I think you went right past my house just outside Edinburgh lol

  • Games, Simulatoren and More
    Games, Simulatoren and More 5 päivää sitten

    0.08 that exhaust smoke...

  • Rokaz
    Rokaz 5 päivää sitten


  • FRPlayerOne
    FRPlayerOne 5 päivää sitten

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

    STITCHWA 5 päivää sitten

    Meh the RX8 is a heap of underpowered shit.

  • Solid5nake
    Solid5nake 5 päivää sitten

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

  • grgbmd
    grgbmd 5 päivää sitten

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

  • Fahre Films
    Fahre Films 5 päivää sitten

    Ofc chech engine light is on

  • ma6netho
    ma6netho 5 päivää sitten

    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 5 päivää sitten

    Try this with a engine this was not freshly rebuilt

  • Ki Mu
    Ki Mu 5 päivää sitten

    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 5 päivää sitten

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

  • shugo541
    shugo541 5 päivää sitten

    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 6 päivää sitten

    00:48 Jonathan Benson is my hero!

  • No Mans Land
    No Mans Land 6 päivää sitten

    Can it achieve 400 miles with out breaking down?

  • peter stone
    peter stone 6 päivää sitten

    How many shades of red are there on that car?

  • Adrian The Sauce Don
    Adrian The Sauce Don 6 päivää sitten

    Come ireland

  • Jozef Velez
    Jozef Velez 6 päivää sitten

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

  • RupanRx
    RupanRx 6 päivää sitten

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

  • Hendoson
    Hendoson 6 päivää sitten

    *Carbon build up intensifies*

  • Ryan Yu
    Ryan Yu 6 päivää sitten

    Cool car

  • Bryce Jeannot
    Bryce Jeannot 6 päivää sitten

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

  • NotGreatAtGaming
    NotGreatAtGaming 6 päivää sitten

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

  • Martijn van Spaendonck
    Martijn van Spaendonck 6 päivää sitten

    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 6 päivää sitten

    Will you do any 2 guys 1 car episodes?

  • glen easton
    glen easton 6 päivää sitten

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

  • Liam S
    Liam S 6 päivää sitten

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

  • William
    William 6 päivää sitten

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

  • twistedxtitan
    twistedxtitan 6 päivää sitten

    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 6 päivää sitten

    lol i can do that in a 1.2 corsa thats depressing

  • derbigpr500
    derbigpr500 6 päivää sitten

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

  • George Z
    George Z 6 päivää sitten

    Can it do 400 miles without breaking down?

  • Rob Plant
    Rob Plant 6 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

    Alex drank everything EXCEPT coffee

  • Stormas3000
    Stormas3000 7 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Toasty
    Toasty 7 päivää sitten


  • kimsnightmare
    kimsnightmare 7 päivää sitten

    Shit i love the rx8 man

  • LeadFoot TV
    LeadFoot TV 7 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

    Scotland is the better part of the uk

  • toshibavoodoo
    toshibavoodoo 7 päivää sitten

    love the 400-mile challenge videos!!

  • toshibavoodoo
    toshibavoodoo 7 päivää sitten


  • -Legend-Storm-
    -Legend-Storm- 7 päivää sitten

    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 6 päivää sitten

      Ja Aber gibts kein Aral in GB. Shell oder BP

  • jason muscat
    jason muscat 7 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

    Secret to hypermiling is hiding behind a HGV.

  • Rich Goetz
    Rich Goetz 7 päivää sitten

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

  • MyrKnof
    MyrKnof 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Neglected Retard
    Neglected Retard 7 päivää sitten

    Cooffeee droonables

  • Niki Dimitrov
    Niki Dimitrov 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Sam Bromley
    Sam Bromley 7 päivää sitten

    How much $$$ was the tank of fuel

  • Sam Bromley
    Sam Bromley 7 päivää sitten

    Why not just go up the m1/A1

  • Seth Wilcox
    Seth Wilcox 7 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

    Didn't know I could do that...

  • Tank Buster
    Tank Buster 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Gerald Albrecht
    Gerald Albrecht 7 päivää sitten

    Was that an Irish coffee? @11:30

  • Dixon Bainbridge
    Dixon Bainbridge 7 päivää sitten

    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 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Alex C
    Alex C 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Alex Gonzalez
    Alex Gonzalez 7 päivää sitten

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

  • David Six
    David Six 7 päivää sitten

    what a small man.

  • CAR TV JAPAN chef Miura
    CAR TV JAPAN chef Miura 7 päivää sitten

    I see from japan✨

  • Quest
    Quest 7 päivää sitten

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

  • garydeandeery
    garydeandeery 7 päivää sitten

    Amazing well done

  • Atomicc cc
    Atomicc cc 7 päivää sitten

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

  • garydeandeery
    garydeandeery 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Pit Crafter
    Pit Crafter 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Meatloaf
    Meatloaf 7 päivää sitten

    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 8 päivää sitten

    What was in that "coffee"😂😂

  • imaner76 [Him n' her 76]
    imaner76 [Him n' her 76] 8 päivää sitten

    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 8 päivää sitten

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

  • Bogdan Vraciu
    Bogdan Vraciu 8 päivää sitten

    5:29 is that amient lighting on the dash?

  • Shrink1061
    Shrink1061 8 päivää sitten

    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 8 päivää sitten

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

  • 1SaG
    1SaG 8 päivää sitten

    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.