Top Gear has finally published the first images with the burned down Mazda Furai Concept, almost six years after the incident.
The Japanese based automaker Mazda has allowed Top Gear to test the impressive Furai Concept car back in 2008, but during a photoshoot, the carbon composite prototype racer has burst into flames, for no obvious reasons, and it was completely destroyed. Now, almost six years after the incident, we finally get to see the images of how the Furai ended its life, with Mazda allowing Top Gear to publish them. The location of the incident was Surrey, the United Kingdom.
The Mazda Furai Concept has been officially unveiled back in 2007, and it was brought to the 2008 NAIAS in Detroit. Its name means “the sound of wind” and its chassis is based on the Courage Competition C65 Le Mans Prototype, which the company used in the American Le Mans Series. The Mazda Furai Concept has been licensed to Gameloft and it appears in a lot of video games, like the Asphalt Series, GT Racing: Motor Academy and also in Forza Motorsport 3 and in Forza Motorsport 4.
Source: Top Gear