The Mazda Furai is a concept car manufactured by Mazda. The Furai, meaning "sound of the wind", is powered by a new generation 3-rotor wankel engine that puts out 450 brake horsepower (340 kW). The engine is 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 is fully functional and is currently being tested at various tracks. It has run at Laguna Seca and Buttonwillow.
In 2008, while being driven by Top Gear in the UK, the Mazda Furai was destroyed by a fire that started in its engine bay. Within eight minutes, the once-beautiful car was reduced to a smoldering wreck of charred carbon fiber. The remains of the Furai were sent to Mazda's Advanced Design Studio in Irving, California, and their current whereabouts are unknown.
News of the incident was revealed on September 11th, 2013.
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||Metallic Grey||Silver and Red graphics, Black "55" and "Hot Wheels" logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||OH5||R0946 Int - R7544 USA||Malaysia||Base Code(s): C05, C06|
|031 Int - 119 USA||2010||Dark Red||Silver and White Graphics, Black "55" and "Hot Wheels" logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||OH5||R0946 Int - R7544 USA||Malaysia||Base Code(s): C22|
|096||2012||Faster Then Ever||White||Dark Blue, Bue and Orange graphics, sponser stickers and number "5"||Black / Plastic||Gold||Chrome||FTE2||V5395||Malaysia||Base Code(s): E27|
|2013||World Race 5-Pack||Matte Black||Blue/White side stripes, checkered flag pattern||Gray / Plastic||Light Blue||Chrome||Blue Chrome Rim OH5||X9856||Thailand||Base Code(s): F41 F27|