Mazda Cosmo | Unique Cars and Parts

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Mazda Cosmo

The Cosmo was rather futuristic car and was designed the ground up. It was perceived as Mazda’s foray into the world of excitement machines. In most the 110 S was a conventional and stylish sportscar to compete alongside the Porsche 911 and the E-Type.

Its capacity equalled two litres with an output of 110 bhp at rpm.

Top speed was 186 km/h and it reach 0 – 96 in around 10 It handled terrifically with its axle at the rear and wishbones at the Its braking power relied on at the front with drums at the

In its five year production the Cosmo basically stayed the other than a closer-ratio gearbox, longer wheel and slightly increased power.

Of The Wankel Rotary

Using the latest aids to engineering and development, Toyo Kogyo Co. developed their Wankel combustion engine. in parallel other licensees, to the production in barely six years.

Indeed, the twin rotor RC engine as fitted to the Mazda was the first twin-rotor RC engine to go production, though NSU. and others did have twin and RC engines in advanced stages of

Toyo Kogyo research was on improving engine durability and they made exhaustive and comparative evaluations of peripheral side inlet ports for twin, three and even engines, besides investigating the of single and dual ignition on combustion phenomena.

A formidable 1.87 million test miles were during the development of the Mazda and its engine to production standards, and 1966 numerous cars in the hands of Mazda dealers and experts throughout Japan for evaluuation. Their cogent were examined, and wherever any ideas which emerged incorporated in the final version.

Mazda Cosmo

A Sports Car Formula Mated To Genius

The silhouette of the Mazda was rather conventional, although good looking. The frort engine sat behind the front which in turn drove the wheels through a four-speed and all-synchromesh type gearbox, an propeller shaft and a hypoid drive. This hypoid drive made up part of a de rear axle arrangement, also incorporated’ half-elliptic

Independent front suspension was by wishbones and coil springs. acting teleescopic hydraulic were used all round, and were Dunlop front brakes and leading/trailing shoe drums.

On the Mazda Cosmorelease in May 1966 all interest was focused on detail engine and performance characteristics, all of which proved that there was remains) a keen appreciation of RC peculiarities at Toyo Kogyo. The per shaft revolution was 2 X 491 cc. which the engine equvalent to a 1,964 cc. reciproocating piston engine. The ratio was 9.4 to 1 and maxiimum power was 108.5 bhp at 7,000 r.p.m. maxiimum torque of 96.2 lb. ft. @ r.p.m.

Two-Stage Carburettor Ensures Perfect Low Speed Top Gear

A four-barrel two-stage Stromberg was matched to the engine, the main of which were the double ports into each The primary inlet ports, 1.108 sq. in. effective cross-sectional were provided to operate at the load and speed range, the primary and secondary inlet – 2.217 sq. in. – operative as load and speed

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