SUPERCAR

Mazda Furai, the supercar that extolled the rotary engine with 450 hp and 300 km/h

It was 2007 when at the Detroit Auto Show the Mazda automaker unveiled Furai that in Japanese means the "sound of the wind" . Mazda was thus celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first model with a rotary engine.

With this prototype Mazda was showing the future of the Japanese automaker's new design, the so-called "Nagare" style later appropriately adapted to mass production in the following years.

But Mazda Furai went beyond a pure stylistic study to become a kind of 300 km/h mobile laboratory in which every detail had a specific functional role.

Equipped with a Wankel R20B engine with three rotors powered by bioethanol, it was capable of delivering a power output of 450 hp.

photo Mazda
Sound of the wind
It was 2007 when the carmaker Mazda unveiled Furai, which in Japanese means the "sound of the wind", at the Detroit motor show. Mazda was thus celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first model with a rotary engine.
photo Mazda
A prototype
With this prototype Mazda showed the future of the Japanese automaker's new design, the so-called "Nagare", a style later appropriately adapted to mass production in the following years.
photo Mazda
A 300 km/h fireball
But Mazda Furai went beyond a pure stylistic study to become a kind of 300 km/h mobile laboratory in which every detail had a specific functional role.
photo Mazda
Alternative fuel
Equipped with a Wankel R20B engine with three rotors powered by bioethanol, it was capable of delivering 450 hp. Mazda thus looked to the future but always with an eye to the environment and alternative fuels.
photo Mazda
Homage to the Mazda 787B
The Wankel rotary engine was inherited from the Mazda 787B winner of the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans. The number "55" on the front hood and sides, the distinctive opening of the doors, and the orange color appearing on side strips, on the wing and rear diffuser are a tribute to the race number and predominant color proper of the Mazda 787B.
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26/05/2024
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