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 Mazda Cosmo Sports
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・The rotary engined Cosmo Sports garnered attention around the world on its release due to its flowing and beautiful style. With its outstanding acceleration performance unmatchable by a reciprocating-engined vehicle, it was described as the dream sports car of its day. ・Following the NSR Spider as a commercially available rotary engined car, it was first to be equipped with a two-rotor rotary engine.
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Storage location:MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION (3-1, Shinchi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima 730-86
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Year manufactured:1967
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Manufacturer:Toyo Kogyo Company
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Cosmo Sports
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Model name:(Model L10A)
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Company name:Mazda Motor Corporation
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Year manufactured:1967
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Designed by:Kenichi Yamamoto
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Vehicle type/usage:Sports car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Mazda Motor Corporation
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Model / Weight
Style:Coupe
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:940 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:Low and sleek sharp lines
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Body / Size
Overall length:4130 mm
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Overall width:1590 mm
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Overall height:1165 mm
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Tire size:165HR14
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Front axle:Double wishbone
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Rear axle:De Dion
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Wheelbase:2200 mm
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Steering:Rack and pinion
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Dampers:Double-acting cylinder type oil damper
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled
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Carburetor:Stromberg
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Displacement:491cc×2
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Max. power/r.p.m.:110 ps/7000 rpm
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Fuel tank capacity:57 L
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Fetures:The first 2-roter rotary engine in automotive history
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:4MT
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:1) "Rotari Enjin" 1969, The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.; 2) Journal of Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Vol. 51, No. 6, 1997
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