Well, the seats should be different, as it is a mazdaspeed version. Not as form fitting as the momos, but certainly better than those in my stock 96 replacement. No, the 96 isn't turbo'ed, nor molested in any way. Just plain stock, other than double hoops by Hard Dog, and an improved catback.
That's all soon to change, as I've ripped out the FM clutch/flywheel , the koni/FM springs, the aluminum radiator, the LSD, the Momo seats, and lastly the Ubercharger. Then it shouldn't be merely amusing, but plain old fast, like the STO, but in a less dented, less beatup body.
slow_eddie, for now in the 96, but certainly quick in the 03 car. It behaves like the 04 RX8, but is more user friendly for my wife.