In late 1966, Datsun made a few minor changes to the P411. The new grille featured 7 horizontal bars and had a narrow emblem with a 'D' in the
centre, a red rectangle above the D and a blue rectangle below. There was a new tail light design, it being a rectangular shape
featuring a reversing light incorporated between the stop and indicator lenses.
The Cosmo was Mazda's rather futuristic car and was
designed from the ground up. It was perceived as Mazda's
first foray into the world of high-performing excitement
machines. In most aspects the 110 S was a conventional and stylish
sportscar designed to compete alongside the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar E-Type. Its capacity equalled about two
liters with an output of 110 bhp at 7,000 rpm. Top speed was 186 km/h and it could reach 0 - 96 in around
10 seconds. It handled terrifically with its DeDion axle
at the rear and wishbones at the front. Its braking power
relied on discs at the front with drums at the rear. In
its five year production span the Cosmo basically stayed
the same, other than a closer-ratio five-speed gearbox,
longer wheel base and slightly increased power.