Monday, March 19, 2018

Mazda Cosmo 110S

The Mazda Cosmo is a grand touring coupé that was produced by Mazda from 1967 to 1995. Throughout its history, the Cosmo served as a "halo" vehicle for Mazda, with the first Cosmo successfully launching the Mazda Wankel engine. The Series I/L10A Cosmo was powered by a two-rotor engine with 982 cc of displacement and produced about 110 hp. It used a Hitachi four-barrel carburetor and two spark plugs per chamber with dual distributors. A four-speed manual transmission and 14-inch wheels were standard.
Limited production saw 343 examples built from May 1967 to July 1968 at which point the series II model appeared. Total production for series II cars through 1972 was 1,176 examples.
Improvements included a five-speed gearbox. Power was also bumped up to 128, which allowed for a 120+ mph top speed.
The high-revving engine (7000rpm redline) allowed the 940kg Cosmo to hit 100km/h in 8.8 seconds, cover the 0-400m sprint in 16.4, and reach a top speed of 185km/h.

The Mazda Cosmo 110S is one of the rarest and most sought after Japanese cars of the era.