Before the facelifted RX-8 makes its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, the facelifted RX-8 RS was supposed to show up at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The smart money says that, with a few minor exceptions (those wheels, for one), this is what the new RX-8 for North America is going to look like. Mazda released two photos of the RX-8 today and then the nice people at MotorAuthority decided to release a whole bevy of photos showing off every angle of the new RX-8. Some blogs these days, we tell ya. More below the jump.

As you can tell from the photos, the biggest change comes at the front where the foglights get incorporated into the larger air inlets in a way that reminds us of the new Audi R8. Other than a slight revision to the taillights the rest of the changes seem rather minor. Full details still to come. [Mazda, World Car Fans, MotorAuthority]