Mazda Cosmo 110S


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Al­though orig­i­nally in­tro­duced at the Tokyo Mo­tor Show in 1964, full pro­duc­tion of the Mazda Cosmo didn’t start un­til 1967 as early cars were used as mo­bile test beds by the fac­tory and se­lected deal­ers. This stylish two-seat coupe was pow­ered by a ver­sion of Mazda’s 0810 982cc twin-ro­tor ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing an im­pres­sive 110bhp when wound up to 7000rpm. Fu­elling was by a ZenithStromberg four-bar­relled, two-stage car­bu­ret­tor and the Cosmo ran two spark plugs fired by twin dis­trib­u­tors

The brake horse­power rat­ing ap­peared in the car’s name and in 1968 Mazda in­tro­duced the more pow­er­ful Series Two Cosmo.

Des­ig­nated the L10B, the re­vised model fea­tured a slightly longer wheel­base to help im­prove the ride and power now came from a re­vised 0813 series Wankel en­gine. As Mazda had changed the ma­te­ri­als used to con­struct the Cosmo’s ro­tary en­gine, power out­put from the slightly heavier unit was now down to 100bhp.

A De Dion rear end and un­equal length ‘A’ arms com­bined with coil springs at the front made up the Cosmo’s sus­pen­sion. Brakes were discs at the front and drums at the rear, power as­sisted on the L10B.

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