Toyota’s Chief Test Driver Dies in LFA Crash

Lexus LFA Nürburgring At The 'Ring!

The latest news that has come in from Germany concerns an accident that happened on B-road 410 near the Nürburgring race track in Germany. In a head-on collision between the recently spied Lexus LFA Nürburgring Track Edition and two test drivers in a BMW, Toyota’s chief test driver, 67-year-old Hiromu Naruse died. The two people inside the BMW survived the crash, but suffered major injury and were taken to hospital.

Police were investigating the scene this afternoon, as you can see in the video below.

[Via Autoblog.com]

Published: June 24, 2010 12:03 am

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  1. aaron says:

    first off have some respect instead of coming in hear speaking of stupid crap.

    rest in peace Mr. Naruse!!

    second, whats more American? a honda built in Tennessee, or a chevy built in mexico? is a volkswagen no longer German if its built in China? think about

    third, all the talk about toyotas spontaneous acceleration and what not is just stupid, the only thing that was proven was that the floor mats got stuck sometimes. toyota’s reputation has been flawless up until now and it just seems like everyone is making a big deal and even making up stories to smear toyotas reputation. example: man in california claims his prius was accelerating out of control and he was on the brakes for at least 15 minutes. when tests were done the brakes did not have the characteristics of ones that have been extensively used. every car manufacturers have got issues and there hasnt been one company that hasnt had a recall of some sort. tough economy brings out the worst in everyone and the use of any means to get ahead.

    by the way go read the news, BMW had covered up its higher speed sputtering issue by paying off some of its customers who had filed lawsuits and only started to take steps to fixing the problem when “nightline” did a segment on the issue.

    please get your facts straight before speaking.