When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery

15 photos
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    The 1967 Mazda Cosmo was almost revived in 2002
    Its retro-futuristic successor was called the Cosmo 21 and it was based on a Mazda MX-5 NB
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    Actually, the original Cosmo was the first rotary-powered Mazda
    Its 982 cc Wankel engine made from 110 to 130 hp. The classic roadster was capable of up to 120 mph
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    The 2002 Cosmo, however, did not have a 982 cc rotary engine
    Instead it got an RX-8 Renesis unit with 231 hp and 159 lb/ft
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    The Cosmo 21 celebrated 25 years of Mazda Cosmo
    It was a faithful homage and all signature design elements have been recreated in the 2002 study. This included the split taillight design
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    A Miata interior, but with a twist
    Everything was reupholstered in high-end materials and the dashboard adopted a more classic look
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    The Cosmo 21 also got bucket seats
    They were quilted and featured a retro-inspired texture
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    The Miata roof remained
    Th donor car's hardtop design was already quite similar to the 1967 Cosmo, which is why it remained unchanged
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    Sadly, the idea of a successor to the 1967 Cosmo never went through
    The 2002 Cosmo 21 remained a concept car
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    Mazda may have missed a great opportunity
    A limited production run would ahve made sense and not hinder Miata sales
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
    Swipe up to learn more about the Cosmo 21
    Do you think Mazda should have made it?
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
  • When Mazda Made A Modern Version Of The 1967 Cosmo, But Never Produced It - gallery
Car Finder:
  • Mazda Cosmo