The Mazda Furai (Japanese: マツダ風籟, Mazda Furai) was a concept supercar manufactured by Mazda.
The Furai, whose name literally means "sound of the wind", was the fifth and last of the Mazda Nagare concept car line Mazda introduced in 2006. The Furai's chassis was based on the Courage C65 LMP2 sports prototype that Mazda last used to compete in the American Le Mans Series.
The Furai was designed to use E100 ethanol fuel and was powered by a heavily modified R20B RENESIS 3-rotor wankel engine producing 444 hp (331 kW) and 278 ft·lb (377 N·m). The engine was developed and built by renowned rotary tuner, Racing Beat, who also built the car's rotary-shaped muffler canister.
The Furai was adorned with the number 55, the same number as that of its 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning ancestor Mazda 787B. Unlike many concept cars, the Furai was fully functional and was tested at various tracks, including Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Buttonwillow Raceway Park.
Top Gear revealed in late 2013 that the Furai had met its demise by fire during road tests in 2008.
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The Mazda Furai was added in the San Diego Harbor Update in September 2014.
The Mazda Furai boasts a somewhat high rate of acceleration, probably owing to its weight of 1488 lb (675 kg). The Furai also has excellent handling capabilities and can handle almost all corners without a problem. The Furai is a top speed-focused car and has a very high top speed stat for its class. On the other hand, the Furai has a low nitro stat and very low nitro efficiency, at 9/15/18, worse than the Testarossa's 9/14/18.
The Mazda Furai costs 500,000 to purchase, 1,503,350 to max out, and 883,950 for Pro Kits. The Furai requires only 28 Rotary Engine cards for its Pro Kits. The Furai is the second and last bonus car rewarded in the Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid's Enduro Double Down, the details of which can be seen here.
In summary, the Furai is mostly a collector's item, as there are very rarely Events that involve the Furai as a top-ranker car, and even then, the Ferrari 458 Italia is a much cheaper but better choice. The Furai's poor nitro efficiency damages its ability to compete in Multiplayer, especially due to the emergence of faster, better cars like the TVR Sagaris and BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. Coupled with the fact that the Furai uses only 28 Rotary Engine cards for its Pro Kits, the Furai isn't the best car to buy, although it does count towards the New Wave collection.