Mazda 110 S Cosmo

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110 S Cosmo
Production period: 1967-1972
Class : Sports car
Body versions : Coupe
Engines: Otto-Wankel :
1.0 liter
(81 kW, 94 kW)
Length: approx. 4140 mm
Width: 1595 mm
Height: 1165 mm
Wheelbase : 2200 mm
Empty weight : 940 or 960 kg
successor RX-2 , RX-3 , RX-4 ,
Eunos Cosmo

The Mazda 110 S Cosmo Sport was built from 1967 to 1972. It was the first production car with a two-disc rotary engine . The car was built 1176 times, exclusively as a right-hand drive.

It was a two-seater coupé , the body and engine of which is largely made of aluminum. From 1968 it was built with a 1 cm shorter overall length with a 15 cm longer wheelbase.

Mazda Cosmo Sport , rear view

The Cosmo project was started by Mazda in December 1962 . Mazda completed the first two-disc engine prototype in July 1963. The first mobile prototype of the Cosmo Sport was completed in August 1963. This was presented in October 1963 at the Tokyo Motor Show under the title "Project L402A".

The prototype engine L8A had a chamber volume of 2 × 398 cm³. Combined side and circumferential inlets were still used in the L8A. The L8A was developed into the L10A and the chamber volume increased to 2 × 491 cm³. The peripheral inlets were eliminated and replaced with two additional side inlets in the front and end sections of the engine. This improved the torque and drivability at low speeds. The L10A had an engine output of 110 hp (81 kW). The further development, the L10B, had the same chamber volume as the L10A, and the engine output had been increased to 128 HP (94 kW) by changing the timing. The Cosmo Sport accelerated to 100 km / h in 8.8 s and reached 200 km / h.

In April 1966 Mazda manufactured 80 pre-series Cosmo Sport, 60 of which were delivered to dealers in Japan for field testing. Of the first series version with the L10A engine (May 30, 1967 to July 1968), 343 pieces were produced. The second production version with the L10B (July 13, 1968 to September 1972) was built 833 times. Thus a total of 1176 series vehicles (including approx. 1256 with pre-series vehicles) of the Cosmo Sport type were produced. The Cosmo Sport was sold exclusively in Japan . About 36 vehicles were officially exported under the designation "110 S", 11 of them to Europe.

Various successor models were produced under the type designation Cosmo until 1995.

In 2002 Mazda showed the Mazda Cosmo 21 study at the Tokyo Auto Salon . It was based on the Mazda MX-5 roadster , with the rotary engine of the Mazda RX-8 serving as the engine .

The Mazda 110 S Cosmo Sport is also the namesake of the WPP Unit Team Cosmo, the advertising agency for Mazda in Europe. It is made up of employees from the WPP agencies JWT , Mindshare and Wunderman .

A 1970 Mazda Cosmo Sport Series II L10B Coupe was sold at a Bonhams auction in the United States in January 2015 for US $ 110,000 including buyer's premium .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. a b c , Cosmo Sport button, accessed on September 14, 2018.
  2. of August 7, 2009, Spacious, rare, revolutionary: Wankel from Japan, accessed on September 13, 2018.
  3. a b of November 30, 2006, The Cosmonaut turns 40 , accessed on September 14, 2018.
  4. of August 7, 2009, Spacy, rare, revolutionary: Wankel from Japan , caption of images 19 and 20 , accessed on September 14, 2018.
  5. Advertising & Selling from September 14, 2011: WPP launches Cosmo agency in Düsseldorf , available on September 13, 2018.
  6. Horizon from September 15, 2011: WPP agencies pool competencies for Mazda , September 13, 2018 available.
  7. 1970 Mazda Cosmo Sport Series II L10B Coupe , Bonhams, 2015 (illustrated); Available on September 13, 2018.

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