Build the classic car and a replica of its fascinating 10A rotary engine

Build your own amazing 1:8 scale model replica of the Mazda Cosmo Sport. First built in Japan in 1967, it was the first production car in the world with a mass-produced rotary engine.

The Series I/L10A Cosmo was powered by a 0810 two-rotor engine that produced about 110 hp. Mazda unveiled the prototype at the 1964 Tokyo Motor Show, one month before the 1964 Summer Olympics. The name ‘Cosmo’ reflected the world’s fascination with the Space Race, and the rotary engine, developed by NSU in Germany, was showcased as the technology of the future. In 1968, to prove the reliability of the rotary engine, Mazda entered the Cosmo into one of the most gruelling tests in Europe – the 24-hour marathon at the famous German Nürburgring circuit. 

The model used to make this replica is the Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B, which was hugely popular and sold in large numbers until 1972. The replica has working LED lights and sound effects. Proportions and details have been faithfully reproduced in this 1:8 scale model of a truly ground-breaking vehicle.

Specifications of your model

  • checked-greenThis model is in a 1:8 scale of the original vehicle.
  • checked-greenThe 1:2 scale model rotary engine is a perfect replica of the original 10A engine.
  • checked-greenThe spark plugs light up with LED lights.
  • checked-greenBy turning the handle on the back, the rotor will turn inside the stator. You will be able to see it rotate through the transparent front cover.
  • checked-greenThe two spark plugs light up alternately, just like in the real vehicle.
  • checked-greenThe oil level indicator that measures how much oil there is in the engine is another detail that has been reproduced in the model. The indicator can be removed.
  • checked-greenThe model faithfully reproduces the plaque on a real engine from that period.
  • checked-greenThe product images shown are for illustration purposes only. For circumstances outside of our control, the actual product may vary slightly from the images shown on this page.

Specifications of your model

145 mm520 mm
Scale 1:8
52 cm
20 cm
14 cm

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In your customer portal you will be able to check details of all the packages you've received, as well as any packages that are already on their way to you. Also, you can find all the assembly guides and video tutorials you need to help you to assemble the model. Everything you need - at your fingertips!

Please note: this build-up model comes with assembly instructions in PDF format that you can download at the bottom of this page. The packages you will receive will not contain magazines.

Special subscription gifts

Display Case

Free with the package 12.

Proudly display your finished Mazda in this elegant collector's display case. Dimensions: length 63.4 cm, height 22 cm.



Free with package 2.

Practical tools and instruments for building your model. These versatile tools are a must have for model builders!

In the event of any gift being out of stock, or due to any circumstance beyond the control of the publisher, it will be replaced by another of equal or greater value.

What will you receive?

First package

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Special price£139.99£9.99

The first pack of your order will be delivered to you FREE of charge within approximately 10-12 business days from the date your order has been confirmed. If you are unsatisfied with the product you have received for any reason you can return any package within 14 business days of receipt with any seals and shrink-wrap intact.

Please note: this build-up model comes with assembly instructions in PDF format that you can download at the bottom of this page. The packages you will receive will not contain magazines.

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First assembly stages for £9.99



In the following packages you will receive:


Following assembly stages for £139.99


S&H £5 per package

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