I've read reviews that stated that the engine bay of the RX-8 was a little bland because of the plastic cover that hides the engine (118motors.com, for example). This is present on the 1:1 car also. I've never seen any mention that it might be removable.
Well, I was looking closely at my new model today and low and behold it looks as if that engine cover might come off. And it does! Revealing a nicely detailed little rotary engine.
Those of you with RX-8's should check it out. :danbanna
P.S. I know this thread is useless without pics, but I don't have a digital camera at the moment. I'll try to get my roommates later to take a pic.