The Mazda Furai (Japanese:マツダ・風籟) was a concept car manufactured by Mazda. The Furai, meaning "sound of the wind", was powered by a new generation 3-rotor Wankel engine that put out 450 brake horsepower (340 kW). The engine was developed and built by renowned rotary tuner Racing Beat, who also built the car's rotary-shaped muffler canister. Unlike many concept cars, the Furai was fully functional and was tested at various tracks. It has run at Laguna Seca and Buttonwillow.
On August 19, 2008, at Bentwaters Parks, the Mazda Furai caught on fire while driving on the track. Mazda kept this a secret for 7 years until they ultimately gave Charlie Turner from Top Gear Magazine permission to publish his first-hand account of the Mazda Furai catching fire and burning to a crisp.
The Mazda Furai has been immortalized in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|2010||Global All Stars|
|Metalflake Grey||Silver, Red & Black tampos, '55' on sides||Black Plastic||Clear||Black||OH5||R7544||Malaysia||Both colors available on USA & International series|
Base code(s): C05, C06, C10
|Dark Red||Black, Silver & White tampos, '55' & Hot Wheels logo on sides||Black Plastic||Clear||Black||OH5||R0946||Malaysia||Both colors available on USA & International series|
Base code(s): C22
|2012||Faster Than Ever|
|White||Blue & Orange stripes, '5' on sides & across top||Black Plastic||Gold||Chrome||FTE2||V5395||Malaysia||Base code(s): E27|
|N/A||2012||Multipack Exclusive||White||Blue & Orange stripes, '5' on sides & across top||Black Plastic||Gold||Chrome||TRAP5||X6999||Malaysia||Base code(s):|
|5pk||2013||World Race 5-Pack||Matte Black||Blue & White stripes, checkered flag pattern on sides||Gray Plastic||Light Blue||Chrome||Blue Chrome Rim OH5||X9856||Thailand||Base code(s): F41, F27|
|N/A||2015||Multipack Exclusive||Gold||Black & White stripes, checkered flag pattern on sides||Gray Plastic||Dark Grey||Chrome||5SP||X6999||Malaysia||Base code(s):|
|2017||Mystery Models||Metalflake Blue||Red, Black & White deco, '5' on sides||Black Plastic||Tinted||Red||Chrome Rim Black OH5||DVY83||Malaysia||Base code(s): J40|
|2018||Mystery Models||Metal Flake Blue||Grey, Orange, Black, White pattern with HW Logo and 4 on the sides||Black Plastic||Tinted Dark||Black||Chrome Front, Blue Chrome Rear RA6||FKX32||Malaysia||Base code(s): K41|
|-||2019||Multipack Exclusive||Dark Frost Red. Blue plastic insert wing||Blue tampo lines. "55" Sides and top||Dark Gray Plastic||Smoke tint||Faded Blue||Chrome blue J5||Malaysia||Base code(s): K39, K48; (K47 in 3-Pack)|
|2019||Mystery Models||Gold||Red, black and white stripes on sides, hood and rear, “2” on hood.||Black Plastic||Clear||Chrome||Red and white Y5||GBD70||Malaysia||Base code(s):|
From the back of the 2010 card:
Birthplace: Fuchu, Aki, Hiroshima, Japan
Specialty: With a 450 bhp rotary engine, scissor doors and futuristic lines, this 2-seat concept car was made to race like the wind.