Super bored at work, figured I would do a bit of public greiving. RIP sweet prince
Last week we learned why the Mazda Furai has been MIA the last several years: It burned to a crisp in 2008. Enthusiasts were horrified, but imagine being the man who styled it. Mallory McMorrow talked to Carlos Salaff, a former Mazda senior designer who was part of the Furai's exterior design development team, to get…
I got my subscriber's copy of TopGear Magazine today, and it's an extra-large 20th Anniversary issue. Naturally, after hearing the tragic news that the Mazda Furai Concept burned to the ground in 2008, I immediately flicked through to the explanation. I won't scan or re-type the whole article because you should buy…
1. It was a running prototype with the first ever rotary engine racecar designed to run on E100, aka, 100% ethanol fuel, and was faster than most cars, excluding Group C and F1, around most tracks.
Top gear magazine put this picture of the Mazda on topgear.com today. They were driving it for their 20th anniversary magazine when it caught on fire and burned to a crisp. I don't know what they were doing with it when it caught on fire or why the fire started. :(
Having the colds today. Hope you Opponauts have a happy and healthy Furai-day! Night Oppo.