The Mazda Furai was a concept car manufactured by Mazda. The Furai, meaning "sound of the wind", was powered by a new generation 3-rotor Wankel engine that put out 450 brake horsepower (340 kW). The engine was developed and built by renowned rotary tuner Racing Beat, who also built the car's rotary-shaped muffler canister. Unlike many concept cars, the Furai was fully functional and was tested at various tracks. It has run at Laguna Seca and Buttonwillow.
On August 19, 2008, at Bentwaters Parks, the Mazda Furai caught on fire while driving on the track. Mazda kept this a secret for 7 years until they ultimately gave Charlie Turner from Top Gear Magazine permission to publish his first-hand account of the Mazda Furai catching fire and burning to a crisp.
The Mazda Furai has been immortalized in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|031 Int - 119 USA||2010||Metalflake Grey||Silver, Red & Black tampos, '55' on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||OH5||R0946 Int - R7544 USA||Malaysia||Base code(s): C05, C06, C10|
|031 Int - 119 USA||2010||Dark Red||Black, Silver & White tampos, '55' & Hot Wheels logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||OH5||R0946 Int - R7544 USA||Malaysia||Base code(s): C22|
|096||2012||Faster Than Ever||White||Blue & Orange stripes, '5' on sides & across top||Black / Plastic||Gold||Chrome||FTE2||V5395||Malaysia||Base code(s): E27|
|N/A||2012||Multipack Exclusive||White||Blue & Orange stripes, '5' on sides & across top||Black / Plastic||Gold||Chrome||TRAP5||X6999||Malaysia||Base code(s):|
|2013||World Race 5-Pack||Matte Black||Blue & White stripes, checkered flag pattern on sides||Gray / Plastic||Light Blue||Chrome||Blue Chrome Rim OH5||X9856||Thailand||Base code(s): F41, F27|
|N/A||2015||Multipack Exclusive||Gold||Black & White stripes, checkered flag pattern on sides||Gray / Plastic||Dark
From the back of the 2010-card:
Birthplace: Fuchu, Aki, Hiroshima, Japan
Specialty: With a 450 bhp rotary engine, scissor doors and futuristic lines, this 2-seat concept car was made to race like the wind.