TOP GEAR MAZDA FURAI EPISODE

The head designer, Laurens van den Acker, had stated in an interview with Top Gear magazine that there would have been possibilities of the Furai being used for racing in Le Mans, and he also had strong hopes that the car could be brought to the market. The car wore the number 55, that of its 24 Hours of Le Mans -winning ancestor, the B. Or maybe it was for insurance reasons. Now the cause for its sudden disappearance has been revealed by the news outlet that destroyed it. Notify me of new posts by email. Mazda Furai destroyed by fire while in Top Gear custody Ryan said: Accidents happen, but I agree this sucks. Disposal of the body is swift.

Are TG not insured…? So raw and unsofisticated. There were no limits or restrictions. Ticehurst is crouched, head in hands, yards from the car, watching the fire take hold. Now the cause for its sudden disappearance has been revealed by the news outlet that destroyed it. Still burning, it comes off in his hand.

It apparently caught fire and burned to a crisp while Top Gear was driving it, and now Top Gear wants to sell magazines with the news: X-trac 6 speed semi-automatic. I think the two objects would spontaneously combust just being next grar each other. What do you think?

Mazda Furai looks even better in person”. Created as a concept to show how a racecar for the road might look, it was the brainchild of a design department deeply proud of its motorsport heritage, the most extreme concept of its generation. Notify me of new posts by email.

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But a piece of charred Furai still sits on my desk, a reminder of how quickly and how badly things can go wrong. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Articles containing Japanese-language text Commons category link from Wikidata Articles with Japanese-language external links.

Driver Mark Ticehurst was piloting the Furai when the engine bay caught fire while cresting a hill on the backside of the track.

Concept Mazda Share this page: Then, as the Mazda straightens, Lee and I spot the same small lick of fire deep within the engine bay at the base of the bulkhead. Disposal of the body is swift. Unsurprisingly, even a wounded, smoking Furai is faster than a people carrier.

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How much do you want to bet clarksson is responsible for this furai frying?? You are here News Concept Exclusive: The article states that a Mazda factory driver was behind the wheel and that the fire started in the engine bay.

The Furai is very noisy. Top gear need fudai go back to ruining Morris minor and leave real cars alone they should know better lol……why has this news been hid away for 5 years. Photos courtesy of Mazda.

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Exclusive: how the Mazda Furai burned to death

This service is provided by Disqus and is subject to their privacy policy and terms of use. IMHO this is something that Mazda should have disclosed and not left to some publication so they could toot their own horn TP almost seems proud of their news scoop. Now the truth is out. As Ticehurst begins to slow for the turn and drops down through the gears, things start to go wrong. Photo of the day: In Septemberit was revealed that the car had been destroyed by fire during road tests by Top Gear in Leave it to the British to find a self-destruct button On the Mazda.

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The engine was developed and built by renowned rotary tuner, Racing Beat, who also built the car’s rotary-shaped muffler canister. Time for some episdoe reporting! It apparently caught fire and burned to a crisp while Top Gear was driving it, and now Top Gear wants to sell magazines with the news:. Stig behind the wheel. I turn back to the Furai, where the scene is even grimmer.