March 28, 2015

Toyota’s Hiromu Naruse dies in LFA Nurburgring accident

Hiromu Naruse dies in LFA Nurburgring

Hiromu Naruse dies in LFA Nurburgring

Toyota’s Chief Test Driver Hiromu Naruse has been killed after crashing the Lexus LFA Nurburgring he was driving on the 410 near the Nurburgring.

Frankly, we’re not too sure of all the details, but it appears that Hiromu Naruse, Toyota’s Chief Test Driver – and Akio Toyoda’s personal driver – has been killed on a public road near the Nurburgring whilst at the wheel of a Lexus LFA Nurburgring Special.

The reports coming in  state that Naruse collided with a BMW being driven by two test drivers. Neither of the test drivers in the BMW was killed, although it seems that one has life threatening injuries and is in a critical condition.

Naruse was considered the ‘Godfather’ of the LFA and knew the car probably better than anyone.

Sad news for Naruse’s family and co-workers and for Toyota. We send our condolences.

Source: Autoblog

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