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Mazda Furai Concept
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Introduction 2008 NAIAS
Class Concept Car
Body Style 2-door coupe
Length 4,563 mm (179.6 in)
Width 78.8 in (2000 mm) (unofficial)
Height 39.4 in (1000 mm) (unofficial)
Wheelbase 2,790 mm (109.8 in)
Weight 675 kg
Transmission X-trac 6 speed semi-automatic
Engine 450 hp (336 kW) R20B RENESIS 3 Rotor Engine
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Mazda Nagare

Mazda Ryuga

Mazda Hakaze

Mazda Taiki

Designer Laurens van den Acker

The Mazda Furai was a concept car by Mazda. The Furai officially debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Furai (風籟 Fūrai), means "sound of the wind". The Furai is based on a M4 layout and has a 450HP R20B RENESIS 3 Rotor Engine.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Mazda Furai Concept Review.


2008 Accident

In September 2013, it was revealed that the car had been destroyed by fire during road tests by Top Gear in 2008. On November 29, 2013, Top Gear was given the opportunity to make the story about the Furai's demise public. It was explained that the vehicle caught on fire during a photography session at Bentwaters Parks on August 19, 2008, at 11:52 am. Driver Mark Ticehurst was piloting the Furai when the engine bay caught fire while cresting a hill on the backside of the track. Ticehurst was able to escape the car before the fire spread to the cabin area. Due to the location on the accident, fire crews were initially unaware of the incident, and took several minutes to reach the Furai. By this time, the car was completely engulfed in flames. The fire took approximately eight minutes to extinguish, and the Furai was destroyed as a result. Although the car's remains were initially taken to Mazda's Advanced Design Studio in Irvine, California, the final location of the Furai's charred remains is still unknown to this day.

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