its a rotary, which = no reliability, get the S2K, better choice!!
not really, the new renesis engine was the engine of the year for its reliability, that's the reason why they got rid of the twin Turbo. Since the 3rd gen TT rx-7 weren't very reliable. The new engine is quite nice. ITs very quiet, smooth and reliable.
As for s2000. Reason for them to lower the redline on newer models is becasue at 8k rpm, there were too much rattle in the engine and gives lot of stress on engine mount and engine parts. New s2000 is probably very reliable, but older s2000 wasn't that reliable.
You guys make it sound like if s2000 is SUPER FAST. They were never fast drag car. compare to celica, yes its little faster by .3-.5 secs. However, if compare to same classes such as evo8, 350z, and sti, s2000 are not very comparable in DRAG racing.
s2000 with vortech s/c got the BEST MOD SPORTS COMPACT CAR title.
s2000 has lot of mods and the mod makes this car very fast.
But as for rx-8, there aren't much aftermarket parts. And if it were to Turboed or s/c, it would be same as having Twin Turbo rotar2rotary engine from 3rd gen rx-7
If i were you, i would go with rx-8, its cheaper, much cheaper than s2000. Nice interior with great sound system. Nice exotic look in the outside. Much more rare than s2000. Newer car with better technology. Plus your insurance will be lot cheaper than s2000. since rx-8 is considered 4dr coupe.
But on the other hand, s2000 is a nice race car. Only a race car. If you know what i mean.