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Mazda Cosmo Sport (L10B) '68
Mazda Cosmo Sport (L10B) '68
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mazda
Displacement 982cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Engine 10A (0813)
Max Power 122 BHP
Performance Points 356 PP
Length 162.9 inches
Width 45.8 inches
Weight 960 kilograms (2,100 lb)

The Mazda Cosmo Sport (L10B) '68 is a Road car produced by Mazda. It first appears in Gran Turismo 4.

In-game descriptionEdit

"A spaceship-like design powered by a rotary engine. Mazda's mark in automotive history."

The Mazda Cosmo Sport was sold as the Mazda 110S outside Japan.

Mazda's reputation as an innovative sports car maker was started and cemented with the introduction of the Cosmo Sports in May 1967. Despite its radical futuristic styling, it was what lay underneath that was the big story. Under its hood sat the first mass-produced two-rotor Wankel powerplant, which Mazda called the rotary. The engine was the brainchild of Felix Wankel who sold the rights to Mazda in the early 1960s.

The engine, known in-house as the 10A, was a 491 cc twin-rotor that cranked out 108 HP, the same as a 2.0-liter piston engine of its day. What made the Wankel really attractive is that it was only about a third of the size and much lighter, allowing the Cosmo to tip the scales at a lean 940 kg. It came mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox that managed power sent to the rear wheels. The car's suspension system consisted of double wishbones up front and de Dion axles at the rear.

Mazda encased this revolutionary engine in a sleek sports car body that featured a long sloping hood and fixed round headlights. The thing looked so "out of this world" that it was featured in the children's television show "Ultraman". The Cosmo measured 162.9 inches in length and 45.8 inches wide. In July 1968, the engine power climbed to 126 HP, and the transmission got an extra forward gear. In September 1972, after selling 1,176 cars, production of the Cosmo Sports was discontinued.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

This car appears randomly at the 1980's Used Car showrooms, costing approximately 24,000 Credits. It is only available in white.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 68,800 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mazda Cosmo Sport (L10B) '68 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 52,518 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 68,800 Credits. It is a simplified car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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