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.
Well, I kinda like the thing as well. Wonder if they will make convertibles of this car ?
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
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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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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