5. Furai Concept
History has painted Mazda as fierce competitor in the world of motorsports. Helping to fulfill those notions in 2007, Mazda revealed the Furai concept car, a vehicle that embodies the motorsport heritage that is alive and well at Mazda.
Essentially a stylized body on a prototype race car it uses the unique and successful rotary engine and is said to make 450 hp thanks to the use of E100 ethanol fuel.
Wearing #55 like the winning Le Mans car from 1991, the Furai could have been just as successful as the past Mazda racecars… or even inspired an amazing new sports car for the street. Sadly, we’ll never know. The design language is now outdated, and with the concept being almost seven years old, Mazda has retired the project as we haven’t heard anything about Furai for some time.