Mazda Furai

November 17th, 2013 · Comments Closed · Mazda

The Mazda Furai is a concept car Unveiled in December 2007 and manufactured by Mazda. A teaser image of the vehicle was on 11 Published in December 2007. The Furai officially debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2008. The Mazda Furai meaning ” sound of the wind ” was the fifth and last of the Mazda Nagare line of concept cars that made by Mazda since 2006. The chassis is on competition Courage C65 Le Mans Prototype that Mazda last used in the American Le Mans Series, competing two years ago and was designed to use E100 ethanol fuel, which was powered by a new engine Wankel 20B 3 based rotors generation who stand 450 brake horsepower. The engine was designed and built by renowned rotary tuner, Racing Beat, who also built cartridge shaped rotating car muffler.

The car wore number #55 that its 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans winning ancestor, the 787B. Unlike many concept cars, the Furai is fully functional and has been tested on several tracks. It ran at Laguna Seca and Buttonwillow. Chief designer Laurens van den Acker, had declared in an interview with Top Gear magazine that there would be no chance for racing at Le Mans Furai is used, and he had high hopes that the car could be brought to market. The Mazda Furai 2008, Gameloft and appears in the video game series mobile asphalt racing (both Asphalt 6 : Adrenaline and Asphalt 7 : Heat) and GT Racing, Motor Academy. In mobile racing game GT Racing, Motor Academy the 3500 costs in cash, making it the most expensive car in the game.

Mazda Furai GT5

Mazda Furai GT5

It also appears in Forza Motorsport 3 as a downloadable car in Forza Motorsport 4, as part of the basic game. In September 2013 it was announced that the car was destroyed by fire during the road test by Top Gear in 2008.