The Mazda Furai's tragic loss, as felt by one of its designers

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… » 9/16/13 3:48pm 9/16/13 3:48pm

The Mazda Furai Burned To Death In 8 Minutes, Hidden From Help

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… » 9/11/13 10:00am 9/11/13 10:00am

Mazda Furai Concept Running in Display Stand

You thought you had seen the last of the 2008 Mazda Furai concept didn't you? We certainly had enough coverage on the lusty concept that didn't make Popular Mechanics' Top 10 New Cars of Detroit list. What with the teaser photos, track video, live reveal shots, and super sneaky close ups - but no, we're not done yet.… » 1/18/08 3:00pm 1/18/08 3:00pm

Detroit Auto Show: Top Five Concept Car Features That'll Never See…

Concept cars are notorious for rarely making it to the street. But what about the enticing features that designers include in their dreamy visions of our automotive future? We combed through the files we've amassed at the show this week and come up with five features that don't stand a chance in hell of ever… » 1/15/08 5:10pm 1/15/08 5:10pm

Detroit Auto Show: 2009 Mazda RX8 Officially Unveiled

Not that it's a surprise to anybody, but the new RX-8 looks a lot like the preview shots we brought you earlier. Shown in a very Subaru shade of blue, the RX-8 is in fact destined for an update. Most of the changes happen in the nose with slightly revised headlights, a new grill treatment, the hood has a bigger rotary… » 1/14/08 3:37pm 1/14/08 3:37pm

Detroit Auto Show: Up Close and Personal with the 2008 Mazda Furai

We just can't get enough of the 2008 Mazda Furai concept. We brought you preview pics, video, and live floor shots. That's all well and good, but thanks to some overzealous designers, we now have pictures showing off the whole enchilada. Engine bay, interior, detailed close ups... we want it; we want it bad.





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Detroit Auto Show: 2008 Mazda Furai Concept

We brought you the first shots of the 2009 Mazda Furai Concept a couple weeks ago, and some hot video yesterday, now we've got photos from the floor of the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. In person the Furai is poetry even without the motion - long and low and wide, it is a monster in Nagare clothing. All it needs is me in a… » 1/13/08 5:50pm 1/13/08 5:50pm

2009 Mazda Furai Concept on Video: Auditory Bliss



The three rotor banshee planted in the 2009 Mazda Furai Concept is at full scream in this track time video at Leguna Seca. We're eagerly awaiting the unveil at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, but it's a slim chance we'll see it blasting around like this on the frozen roads of Detroit. If you listen closely when the… » 1/12/08 2:15pm 1/12/08 2:15pm

Mazda to Reveal Furai Concept, 2009 Mazda RX-8 at Detroit Auto Show

Mazda's just revealed the above shot of the Mazda Furai concept vehicle along with the release below the jump detailing the Japanese-by-way-of-Dearborn automaker's game plan for the 2008 Detroit Auto Show next month. Want to know what the Furai is? Well, if the track background behind the cockpit doesn't give you some… » 12/11/07 9:55pm 12/11/07 9:55pm