yeah i understand that evo8 and 350z are way faster. but if you drive on evo, its same parts as lancer just different engine(very cheap looking interior), and its kinda ugly. but i admit i love the engine. 350z are fast lot of torque, but its two seater. And there are as much 350z as celica nowdays, and very uncomfortable driving.
rx-8 however, its not fast, but its fast enough for me, engine is very quiet, the car feels more luxury, and looks a lot better than any of its competitor. the new renesis engine got engine of the year, and this engine is actually more stable and reliable than older rx-7 engines and its more reliable than piston engine. The car comes with great looking interior, and a lot of room. and handle like its on rail.
tests prove that rx-8 with jic magic suspension beat the hotchkis celica gts time 1.5 mile in slalom. celica was number one in handling. I know it sounds stupid, but when you drive this car, it feels like you are flooding in the air. very comfortable drive experience.