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Old 02-01-2002, 22:19   #1 (permalink)
 
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First it was the Ford GT40

First it was the Ford GT40 – now Mazda's getting in on the retro sports car act. This is the Cosmo 21, unveiled at Tokyo's recent Auto Salon.
The quirky two-door coupé shares its lines with the original Mazda Cosmo 110S of 1967 – an odd-looking rotary-engined sports car that sold poorly in the UK. Mazda won't confirm whether the new version will come here. The compact coupé shares the rear-wheel-drive platform of the MX-5, but power will come from the new Genesis rotary engine of the RX-8 supercar due later this year. The 250bhp powerplant and lightweight bodywork means performance should be stunning.


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I like it, alot. I hope they release it here in the states, although with a little more horsepower if they are comparing it to the GT40!
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eww those rims are nasty nasty nasty, and i dont care for those mirrors either
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Well, I kinda like the thing as well. Wonder if they will make convertibles of this car ?
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Its Ok, but kindof a T-Bird ripoff if you ask me...
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must admit I didn't mind the lok of it. Put it in the mazda section with a poll just to see what people think.
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Hey,

Having seen it in the flesh - its absolutely beautiful. The photo just doesnt do it justice. The proportions are as close to perfect as Ive ever seen. It has a loverly retro feel to it, very little chrome but some billet stuff, which is always nice. They had an MX5 sitting next to it, a green one with a hardtop (non-remove-able) that looked very similar to the Cosmo's roof and was wearing a Veilside-style bodykit.

Put it this way - either one would be very welcome in the garage. So lets hope they make either the hardtop MX5 or the Cosmo but a motorsport version. Theyre not ever going to be a practical car like a Falcon, so go hardcore and make it a weapon.

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confused

For some reason the picture seem to have gone. Anyone wanting to see what it looks like can view the car in the mazda section
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I have to agree with fiveliter , but then wasn't the original mazda just a rip off of the original t-bird aswell so kind of a "retro rip off" ????????? Have to admit thought it coould look good with the right set of wheels!!!

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