Exclusive: how the Mazda Furai died
Back in 2008, Mazda's incredible race concept disappeared without trace. Here's what happened
Posted: 19 Feb 2015
In early 2008, Mazda revealed its Furai concept car, a carbon-composite, race-bred masterpiece. Later that year, Top Gear magazine ran the world's only drive of the Furai. And then the car mysteriously disappeared, never to be seen again. Was it spirited away into some secret collection? Walled into a glass display case? Not... quite. But first, a bit of background.
Words: Charlie Turner
Pictures: Lee Brimble
This feature was originally published in the 20th Anniversary edition of Top Gear magazine (October 2013)