Mazda Furai : Race Track
The Furai, which celebrates 40 years of Mazda's rotary engine and
international motorsports heritage is seen here in full intimate detail.
Furai is the latest in the Nagare design series from Mazda introduced at
the 2008 Detroit AutoShow (NAIAS). Based on a US Le Mans race series
Courage C65 chassis and featuring a 3 rotor rotary engine fueled by
ethanol. Hear the full sound these rotors make in this intimate video.
Info from Wikipedia : The Furai officially debuts at the 2008 North
American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Furai (風籟, Fūrai?),
meaning Sound of the wind, is the fifth and last of the Mazda Nagare line
of concept cars that have been made by Mazda since 2006. The chassis is
based on the Courage Compétition C65 Le Mans Prototype that Mazda last
used to compete in the American Le Mans Series, two seasons previously
and is designed to use E100 ethanol fuel, it 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.
The car bears the #55 number that of its 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans winning
ancestor, the 787B. Unlike many concept cars, the Furai is fully functional
and is currently being tested at various tracks. It has run at Laguna Seca
Head designer, Laurens van den Acker, has stated in an interview with Top
Gear magazine that there are possibilities of the Furai being used for
racing in Le Mans, and he also has strong hopes that the car could be
brought to the market.
Mazda Furai - Real Video
This is the real video of the Mazda Furai concept car. All the other
videos are just b-roll. The car audio is actual, so listen and watch away.
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Jadi : Mazda Furai
Jadi filmed this earsplitting video of the Mazda Furai concept car at the
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Jadi used 6 HD cameras, chasing the Mazda Furai
with a Bell Jet Ranger Helicptor and Porsche 911 GT3 in addition to 2
raceway camera operators. The video was presented to the international
press at the Detroit Auto Show just before unveiling the Mazda Furai
concept car on stage. The video was shown during the auto shows duration
and utilized on the web and social media circuit to garner attention for
Mazda's new design aesthetic and direction. Power for the Furai is sourced
from a three-rotor engine — that runs on E100 Ethanol by BP — and
releases 450 horsepower.