The first version of the RX-8, the SE3P, produced from model years 2003 to 2008, is powered by the "RENESIS" 13B-MSP (multi side port) Wankel rotary engine displacing 1.3 litres (twin 654 cc rotors) which, when coupled with a six-speed manual transmission, will typically produce 237 hp (177 kW) at 8200 rpm and 211 Nm (ECE) of torque at 5500 rpm. The multi side port engine improves on fuel efficiency and emissions over the RX-7's engine The RX-8 is available in various models in different markets around the world. Standard models include: 6-speed manual "High Power" with an output of between 170 kW (231 hp) and 184 kW (247 hp) (250 PS) and a 9000 rpm redline. 5-speed manual "Standard Power" tuned to 141 kW (192 hp) with the redline reduced to 7500 rpm. 4-speed automatic tuned to 141 kW (189 hp) in some markets, while the US automatic is stated to deliver 197 SAE net hp (158 kW). 6-speed automatic (available in the US market as of 2006) developing 212 hp (158 kW) and 159 lb·ft (216 N·m) of torque with a redline at 7500 rpm.
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