• Jan 13, 2008
click above to view 61 high-res images of the Mazda Furai Concept

We're eagerly awaiting the moment when we get to see the Mazda Furai in person tomorrow, but until we must be satisfied with more high-res pics of the automaker's ALMS-inspired concept. Mazda just released dozens more photos of the Furai, and based on what our eyes see, it's already a Best of Show contender. Now, following the release of on-track video of the Furai (click here to view), we're that much closer to giving it the nod sight unseen. How come? The Furai is as audibly evil as it looks. Still not 787B evil, but this is close. Mazda, Autoblog wants a ride. Check out the video after the jump, you won't regret it.

[Source: AutoTau via Jalopnik]





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      Carlos
      • 7 Years Ago
      The whole car isn't ugly, what is ugly is the front end. Other than that it's pretty nice looking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy Batman..nice ride.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I thought so too.All it needs is tailfins, flaming exhaust and a rocket launcher.Just like what they did to the Lincoln Futura for the TV show!Anybody good at Photochop?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The analytical part of my brain says it's overwrought, that the sculpted panels mean more surface area which means more drag and that this design language could never translate to good looking production cars.

      The lust center of my brain, however, is absolutely in love.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Once again, my belief that Japanese designers go into the bathroom after someone finishes their business is supported. That's truly ugly!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh my....I love that sound.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this better be in gran turismo 5
      • 7 Years Ago
      Please Mazda build this. I won't be able to afford it, but its just an original and refreshing design. Also, strike a deal with Warner Bros and place it in a Batman movie.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone else think the Furai sounds like a Star Wars tie fighter firing off it's lasers/photons/space guns (just slowed down a bit) when the driver lifts to up shift?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F6Vdg6K6ME

      This is the first of the Mazda concepts (Senku, Nagare, Ryuga, Taiki) supporting the "flow" theme that I actually like. Some of the others aren't so bad, but the addition of the "flow" strakes all over the car tend to make it look overwrought. The Furai has some of that, but if toned down about 10%, would be quite attractive. The others seem like they solely rely on covering everything in creased sheet metal as design. The Furai holds up as a design without that crutch.

      The upper surfaces are especially attractive in the way they undulate from one to the other. The greenhouse has a lot of tension and unique shape to it, giving the Furai a jet fighter kind of canopy. The biggest change I would make is to reduce the slicing-and-dicing around the headlights to more cohesive form. That and remove a few lines at the side in the intakes so that others are more visible. Overall though, I hope this foretells the next RX-7 and 8.
      • 7 Years Ago
      love it. I think it should be the next batmobile, but id love to see pics without all the stickers on it to show the purity of form. I think it sounds BETTER than the race car. def. meaner.
      • 7 Years Ago
      pretty sic... first time seeing it thought a new bat man movie is already in the works...i wonder how the miles per gallon is? :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      will ferrell gets a drive and you dont?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Evil...really evil!!! :)
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