The first video below the fold is Mazda's Director of Design, Franz von Holzhausen talking about the Furai concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The Furai is a racing concept that runs on E100 (100 percent ethanol) and the car's design is inspired by the wind. The video includes a look at a really cool pop-up wing in the middle of the Furai.
Some people just can't keep a secret. Such is the case for the concept that Mazda will display at the Detroit Auto Show in a couple of weeks. Mazda released a teaser shot a couple of weeks ago of the Furai concept. The car is based on the chassis of the Courage C65 that Mazda ran in the American Le Mans Series two years ago. As it was on the track, the Furai is packing a three rotor Wankel engine, but it's now fueled by E100 rather than racing gasoline. The styling of the car combines cues of th
For next month's Detroit Auto Show, Mazda will be taking the design language from their 2007 concept cars. The wave-like zen garden patterns have now been carried over to a race car concept. The Furai is built on top of a Courage C65 chassis that Mazda formerly ran in the American Le Mans Series. Power for the Furai comes courtesy of a three-rotor Wankel engine tuned to run on E100 ethanol putting out 450hp. The name Furai means "sound of wind" in Japanese and no doubt this car would generate qu