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Monday, April 25, 2022

Remembering the Mazda Furai supercar

~Unfortunate ONE~ As we all know that there are so many supercars that have been developed by world-renowned manufacturers but over time many of them have disappeared caused by various reasons and made them are not known by the public today. For example, the Japanese supercar concept named the Mazda Furai has gone to ashes due to an unexpected fire accident when used on the track back in the 2013.
The Mazda Furai Concept supercar is inspired by streamers fluttering in the wind. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
Well, on this occasion we will discuss a little about the unfortunate concept car made by Mazda, one of Japan's leading automakers, and was first introduced to the public at the North American International Auto Show 2008 in Detroit, United States. Reportedly, the Mazda Furai supercar was built to celebrate 40th anniversary of Mazda's legendary rotary engine.
Front view of Mazda Furai Concept supercar with opened doors looks very stylish, unique and fierce as well. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
The mentioned above supercar was known as the fifth concept in Mazda's Nagare (flow) series, and designed by Franz von Holzhausen whose said it's supposed to look like streamers fluttering in the wind. So, the Furai name could be interpreted by the 'sound of the wind,' it might be reffered to the twisted lines like the wind are sculpted all over its body, or its engine' roar produces a sound like a strong wind blowing
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The Mazda Furai Concept supercar was known as the fifth concept in Mazda's Nagare (flow) series, and designed by Franz von Holzhausen. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
The exterior of this supercar looks very stylish, unique and fierce as well. It could been seen ranging from the headlights design with slanted design combined with somekind of blue light which surrounds free form lines on each side of the front and sides of the body, and at first glance made the Mazda's supercar looks came from future...
The Mazda Furai Concept supercar is built based on the LMP2 Courage C65 chassis, and powered by the R20B Renesis 3 rotary engine that can generate power of 450 hp (336 kW). (Picture from: MotorTrend)
This supercar had been built based on the LMP2 Courage C65 chassis, and powered by the R20B Renesis 3 rotary engine that can generate power of 450 hp (336 kW). Amazingly the mentioned engine above is specifically designed to use E100 ethanol fuel. Furthermore, to be able to drive this supercar, those abundant engine powers  is channeled to all its wheels through the X-trac 6-speed semi-automatic transmission system.
Currently this Furai supercar is not existed anymore, because it has been burned down to ashes in an unexpexted fire accident while used to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Top Gear, a motoring magazine based in the UK. It is not known exactly how's the fire could burn while the car at the photo shoot session. After the fire off, this supercar looks suffered severe damages. In other words, they’ve ruined it with no mercy.
The early seconds when the fire began to devour the body of the Mazda Furai Concept supercar. (Picture from: TopGear)
As reported by JapeneseNostalgicCar, on Thursday, September 10, 2013 was wrote about the incident in Bentwaters Parks, England and described it such a very sad incident. Many parties feel concerned about this incident, after its debut in 2007, the Furai had disappeared from public view and its whereabouts were unknown. And then in 2013, suddenly it appeared again and burned down into ashes. It's so tragic.
Remnant of the Mazda Furai Concept supercar shortly after burned down. (Picture from: TopGear)
As quoted of Top Gear, the remains of the Furai are gathered up and repatriated to Mazda's Advanced Design Studio in Irvine, California; where it now lies is anyone's guess. For now, as you can see this gorgeous supercar has been really gone with the wind.😢😢 *** [EKA [23122013] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAPANESENOSTALGICCAR | TOP GEAR ]
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