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BY: Michael

Toyota’s Master Test Driver Dies Behind Wheel of LFA

Hirose Naruse dies in tragic crash piloting LFA Nürburgring 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 Nürburgring. 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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