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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mazda Furai?

Mazda Furai

Believe it or not, the zoom-zoom boys are behind this beautiful concept car, and it’s called the Furai (Japanese for “sound of the wind” and pronounced “fu-rye”).

The look is based on an American Le Mans Series racecar, and the chassis is the actual Courage C65 chassis that Mazda used in the ALMS series two seasons ago.

Power comes from a 20B three-rotor rotary, and runs on E100 ethanol fuel to produce a reported 450-horsepower.

The lines of this car are what really make it a thing of beauty though, so compliments to Mazda and Swift Engineering for cloaking a wolf in wolf’s clothing.

Care to let DYH take a test drive?

[Via: Mazda]

[Via: Autoblog]

…Pagani is building a super super car?

Pagani Zonda R

Italian Supercar maker Pagani is waging war on the Ferrari FXX with a track tuned version of their Zonda model, called simply the Zonda R. Designed to give “the ultimate performance at the racetrack without any implications of rules, except for safety”, it only carries over 10 percent of the parts from their previous model, the Zonda F, with the rest being designed from scratch. Features include a 750 horsepower V12 motor borrowed from the CLK GTR racecar that Mercedes’ AMG division puts together, modified bodywork and aerodynamics, and a general increase in amazing. It’s like a rocket, only faster.

[Pagani]

[Via: Left Lane News]