Mazda Furai Concept to debut in Detroit
Posted on December 13, 2007
Filed Under Mazda
The 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January will bring a lot of surprises. The Mazda Furai concept vehicle is one of them. We currently don’t know too much about this concept, and only one teasing image has been released. It seems that Mazda Furai is using an American Le Mans Series (ALMS) racing car as a basis and it combines the wavelike contours seen in the Taiki concept with a Courage C65 chassis and the 450-hp three-rotor rotary engine running on ethanol (E100). Whoa ! How cool is that ?
“Furai purposely blurs boundaries that have traditionally distinguished street cars from racing cars,” says Franz von Holzhausen, Mazda’s North American director of design. “Historically, there has been a gap between single-purpose racecars and the sportiest of street-legal production models — commonly called supercars — that emulate the real racers on the road. Furai bridges that gap like no car has ever done before”.
“Mazda’s critically acclaimed Nagare design language describes the flow of water, air, people or things moving in one direction. Mazda Nagare is flow, with an insightful and spirited styling, which, in Mazda Furai, invokes a raw, unfettered desire to possess everything this car represents,” enthuses Holzhausen.
Well, until January, we’ll have to wait and see what happends. I wonder what the future has in store.Tags: mazda furai, mazda nagare
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