Mazda Cosmo 110S
Although originally introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1964, full production of the Mazda Cosmo didn’t start until 1967 as early cars were used as mobile test beds by the factory and selected dealers. This stylish two-seat coupe was powered by a version of Mazda’s 0810 982cc twin-rotor capable of producing an impressive 110bhp when wound up to 7000rpm. Fuelling was by a ZenithStromberg four-barrelled, two-stage carburettor and the Cosmo ran two spark plugs fired by twin distributors
The brake horsepower rating appeared in the car’s name and in 1968 Mazda introduced the more powerful Series Two Cosmo.
Designated the L10B, the revised model featured a slightly longer wheelbase to help improve the ride and power now came from a revised 0813 series Wankel engine. As Mazda had changed the materials used to construct the Cosmo’s rotary engine, power output from the slightly heavier unit was now down to 100bhp.
A De Dion rear end and unequal length ‘A’ arms combined with coil springs at the front made up the Cosmo’s suspension. Brakes were discs at the front and drums at the rear, power assisted on the L10B.