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BY: Michael

Toyota’s Master Test Driver Dies Behind Wheel of LFA

Hirose Naruse dies in tragic crash piloting LFA N├╝rburgring Edition.

Legendary Toyota test driver, Hiromu Naruse, has died at the age of 67 in a terrible accident involving two other BMW test drivers on Highway 410 in Germany near the N├╝rburgring. Reports say he veered onto oncoming traffic, colliding with the BMW drivers. We however will remember him as the "Godfather of the LFA."

Source:(AutoBlog via TheCarLounge) If you're interested in checking out a really thorough chronology of Hirose's life, check out Adam Zillen's post on 7Tune.

COMMENTS
  • CMoney says:
    June 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm
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    Pedal must of gotten stuck, :-O too soon?

  • Wes Duenkel says:
    June 24, 2010 at 12:49 am
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    Yes, too soon.

  • dave says:
    June 25, 2010 at 11:16 am
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    We however, will remember him as wrongway Haruse.

  • Chris says:
    June 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm
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    Not such a "master driver" if he cant even keep a car in the right lane....

  • dill says:
    June 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm
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    im guessing a tire blowout or heart attack. i doubt he couldnt keep it in his lane, jerks...

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