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

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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  • we just made History

    Amos ClarkAmos ClarkVor 15 Stunden
  • 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

    William BilverstoneWilliam BilverstoneVor 16 Stunden
  • Needs 1 tank of fuel and a ton of oil. Whilst concentrating on that old shed we ignored the gorgeous Scottish border scenery.

    David HayesDavid HayesVor Tag
  • Oh yeah I learned something alright..... my rx8 engine was shot.

    Mark MmmMark MmmVor Tag
  • Anybody know the music at 12:50?

    StrongeeeStrongeeeVor Tag
  • 17:40 intense

    Muhd Nur IzzatMuhd Nur IzzatVor Tag
  • Loving the nod to Planes Trains and Automobiles @ 6:57 :-D

    Gwaredd SteeleGwaredd SteeleVor Tag
  • 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.

    y88lscy88lscVor 2 Tage
  • can A Mazda RX-8 Achieve Over 400 Miles On One engine?

    GMTGMTVor 2 Tage
  • Finally you’ve come to my home town

    Jenson’s sportsJenson’s sportsVor 2 Tage
  • Yeah! Felix did it!(You can overfill the tank like third of a gallon or more)

    Ruby RoseRuby RoseVor 2 Tage
  • A big slap on the non-rotary dudes xD

    Mohsin BarlasMohsin BarlasVor 2 Tage
  • Alex, Why is your Engine Check Light ON?

    Roshail MCRoshail MCVor 2 Tage
  • holy shit, gas/petrol is so expensive in the UK!!!

    johnnysymphonyjohnnysymphonyVor 2 Tage
  • 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.

    mgamma5001mgamma5001Vor 3 Tage
  • Next episode, "can a Mazda RX-8 achieve over 10,000 miles on one engine?"

    PatricPatricVor 3 Tage
  • 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!

    David C. GulliverDavid C. GulliverVor 3 Tage
  • 4:06 check engine light

    Kaustubh PrasadKaustubh PrasadVor 3 Tage
  • Is there an exact route that you guys actually took? I think you went right past my house just outside Edinburgh lol

    RiceyRiceyVor 3 Tage
  • 0.08 that exhaust smoke...

    Games, Simulatoren and MoreGames, Simulatoren and MoreVor 3 Tage

    RokazRokazVor 3 Tage
  • Wait, how do you film from the side of the road on the highway ? You guys really go ahead and stop there ?

    FRPlayerOneFRPlayerOneVor 3 Tage
  • Meh the RX8 is a heap of underpowered shit.

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

    Solid5nakeSolid5nakeVor 3 Tage
  • Living with a rotary.. sounds like a disease I wouldn t want to have. :D

    grgbmdgrgbmdVor 3 Tage
  • Ofc chech engine light is on

    Fahre FilmsFahre FilmsVor 3 Tage
  • 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

    ma6nethoma6nethoVor 4 Tage
  • Try this with a engine this was not freshly rebuilt

    takumi boitakumi boiVor 4 Tage
  • 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.

    Ki MuKi MuVor 4 Tage
  • Listen from 17:48 to 18:07 with your eyes closed

    Mikulas HorvathMikulas HorvathVor 4 Tage
  • 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.

    shugo541shugo541Vor 4 Tage
  • 00:48 Jonathan Benson is my hero!

    Gabriel SterrGabriel SterrVor 4 Tage
  • Can it achieve 400 miles with out breaking down?

    No Mans LandNo Mans LandVor 4 Tage
  • How many shades of red are there on that car?

    peter stonepeter stoneVor 4 Tage
  • Come ireland

    Adrian The Sauce DonAdrian The Sauce DonVor 4 Tage
  • MX-5! MX-5! MX-5! WHERE IS V6 PHIL?!

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

    RupanRxRupanRxVor 4 Tage
  • *Carbon build up intensifies*

    HendosonHendosonVor 4 Tage
  • Cool car

    Ryan YuRyan YuVor 4 Tage
  • why did you not shut the car off at the stop light?

    Bryce JeannotBryce JeannotVor 4 Tage
  • i bet the apex seal will fail before he makes it there

    NotGreatAtGamingNotGreatAtGamingVor 4 Tage
  • 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.

    Martijn van SpaendonckMartijn van SpaendonckVor 4 Tage
  • Will you do any 2 guys 1 car episodes?

    vid dežmanvid dežmanVor 4 Tage
  • Was this filmed before the rebuild? Ahh wait just read faqs. Love your work car throttle

    glen eastonglen eastonVor 4 Tage
  • Next week: how to replace the fuel filter on an rx-8 haha

    Liam SLiam SVor 4 Tage
  • Didn't the engine builder tell you to drive it with varying loads on the engine?

    WilliamWilliamVor 4 Tage
  • 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

    twistedxtitantwistedxtitanVor 5 Tage
  • lol i can do that in a 1.2 corsa thats depressing

    Rhysbailey52Rhysbailey52Vor 5 Tage
  • Meanwhile, that Skoda's fuel gauge was still above half. :P

    derbigpr500derbigpr500Vor 5 Tage
  • Can it do 400 miles without breaking down?

    George ZGeorge ZVor 5 Tage
  • 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

    Rob PlantRob PlantVor 5 Tage
  • 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!

    Philip SammondPhilip SammondVor 5 Tage
  • Alex drank everything EXCEPT coffee

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

    Stormas3000Stormas3000Vor 5 Tage
  • I would probably die from boredom after 100 miles driving like that, so double awesome :D

    Alex ArnaizAlex ArnaizVor 5 Tage
  • Yes

    ToastyToastyVor 5 Tage
  • Shit i love the rx8 man

    kimsnightmarekimsnightmareVor 5 Tage
  • I honestly didn't think it would make it anywhere near when you set off, the fuel economy in in my RX8 is terrible 😂

    LeadFoot TVLeadFoot TVVor 5 Tage
  • Scotland is the better part of the uk

    T GayT GayVor 5 Tage
  • love the 400-mile challenge videos!!

    toshibavoodootoshibavoodooVor 5 Tage
  • great

    toshibavoodootoshibavoodooVor 5 Tage
  • 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

    -Legend-Storm--Legend-Storm-Vor 5 Tage
    • Ja Aber gibts kein Aral in GB. Shell oder BP

      capnskiddiescapnskiddiesVor 5 Tage
  • I m not a rotary engine fan but i dont think it is healthy to drive a rotary car slow correct if im wrong

    jason muscatjason muscatVor 5 Tage
  • Secret to hypermiling is hiding behind a HGV.

    Locost TurboLocost TurboVor 5 Tage
  • I don't think I ever even got 300 out of a tank when I had an RX-8.

    Rich GoetzRich GoetzVor 5 Tage
  • my dudes, you need km/l in there :P

    MyrKnofMyrKnofVor 5 Tage
  • Cooffeee droonables

    Neglected RetardNeglected RetardVor 5 Tage
  • A Mazda RX8 can't even survive 400 miles without the engine breaking.. Lol

    Niki DimitrovNiki DimitrovVor 5 Tage
  • How much $$$ was the tank of fuel

    Sam BromleySam BromleyVor 5 Tage
  • Why not just go up the m1/A1

    Sam BromleySam BromleyVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    Seth WilcoxSeth WilcoxVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    BalafoutreBalafoutreVor 5 Tage
  • 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

    Ozzie SheppardOzzie SheppardVor 5 Tage
  • Didn't know I could do that...

    Felix SobotkaFelix SobotkaVor 5 Tage
  • Would be interesting to see how much better it does now its been rebuilt

    Tank BusterTank BusterVor 5 Tage
  • Was that an Irish coffee? @11:30

    Gerald AlbrechtGerald AlbrechtVor 6 Tage
  • 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.

    Dixon BainbridgeDixon BainbridgeVor 6 Tage
  • You taped up the hood??? Clearly the fog light fake grills are doing hundreds more times drag than that????

    Hunter JamesHunter JamesVor 6 Tage
  • I have a better question, can a Mazda RX-8 drive 400 miles without breaking down?

    Alex CAlex CVor 6 Tage
  • See you in Forza Horizon 4! Let’s meet at Edinburgh!

    Alex GonzalezAlex GonzalezVor 6 Tage
  • what a small man.

    David SixDavid SixVor 6 Tage
  • I see from japan✨

    CAR TV JAPAN chef MiuraCAR TV JAPAN chef MiuraVor 6 Tage
  • This is more entertaining if you close your eyes for the last 5 minutes-

    QuestQuestVor 6 Tage
  • Amazing well done

    garydeandeerygarydeandeeryVor 6 Tage
  • Wait why is this car soooo fuel efficient? Is that why people use rotary?

    Atomicc ccAtomicc ccVor 6 Tage
  • Never tried it think I’ll get 350 from a tank

    garydeandeerygarydeandeeryVor 6 Tage
  • I sore a nice rx8 yesterday in Bradford it looked so beautiful

    Pit CrafterPit CrafterVor 6 Tage

      Fart KnockerFart KnockerVor 6 Tage
  • The front is still taped

    MeatloafMeatloafVor 6 Tage
  • I love the rotary series but When are we going to see living with a 2JZ? N54, or K24?

    Connoisseur Of Cars & Tig Ol BittiesConnoisseur Of Cars & Tig Ol BittiesVor 6 Tage
  • What was in that "coffee"😂😂

    Joshua DougallJoshua DougallVor 6 Tage
  • 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.

    imaner76 [Him n' her 76]imaner76 [Him n' her 76]Vor 6 Tage
  • Question was this before or after the engine build? I thought they changed the exhaust 🤷🏾‍♂️

    tizzlin87tizzlin87Vor 6 Tage
  • 5:29 is that amient lighting on the dash?

    Bogdan VraciuBogdan VraciuVor 6 Tage
  • 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!

    Shrink1061Shrink1061Vor 6 Tage
  • Please do a focus 1.0 ecoboost and see how much power u can get

    Trevan CollymoreTrevan CollymoreVor 6 Tage
  • 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.

    1SaG1SaGVor 6 Tage
  • Fix this door for God's sake!

    César MunizCésar MunizVor 6 Tage
  • decent shit!!! 💪💪💪 👌👌👌

    SavageHobbitSavageHobbitVor 6 Tage
  • That's why fuel pumps fail... Not enough fuel to lubricate the pump and to keep it out of reach for air...

    ornate hammerornate hammerVor 6 Tage
  • Alex if you see this it has your mx-5 In it

    Conmat VlogsConmat VlogsVor 6 Tage
Can A Mazda RX-8 Achieve Over 400 Miles On One Tank?