Looks like the rx-8 will be produced in late 2002 as a 2003 model. I'm sure most of you are aware of this. The cost should be in the $24-26000 range as mazda wants to make this a sports car "for the masses." You can also expect a two door, more sporty model down the road, as well as a re-vamped Miata based on this design minus the rotary. for more news you can go to rx-8.com and rotarynews.com. They've got the downlow on everything you want/need to know about the rx-8 (That is currently available). As a side note, this is a bad ass car. The new renesis engine provides better low end torque than the previous rotarys, acheives 250 naturally aspirated HP, has a 0-60 time of just under 5 seconds, and a 1/4 mile time in the high 14's (91 or so mph...). That last bit is a little depressing, but can be corrected with turbos (already in development) and a bit more aggressive low-end gearing. Jim I WILL HAVE THIS CAR.