Tragic Death of Toyota chief test driver in LF-A Nurburgring Edition crash

by Alex

A crash resulting in the most unfortunate fatality occurred at the Lexus LF-a Nurburgring Edition Test drive. The Toyota supercar met with this unfortunate end just a few kilometers from the Nurburgring test track taking along with the toll on the driver’s life. With initial reports not disclosing the identity of the driver a German Magazine has now revealed that the driver was none other than Hiromu Naruse the chief test driver of Toyota. The magazines report matches with the official declaration by Toyota that the driver was a 67 year individual.

The Toyota had crashed into another car that being a BMW 3 Series Sedan whose driver and passenger is also in serious condition as of now.

Initial reports indicate that the Toyota with Naruse at its wheels was taking a high speed turn and in the process crossed into the opposing lane. The issue is being investigated by the police department.

Naruse had on May 26 shared his experience about him racing the LFA in Nardo, Italy. He had mentioned that the race was so high pressure one that he had doubted his return to Japan while still breathing. It was a test of durability of the car he had mentioned. The drive involved running the car at 200 mph for a long period in the dark with no lights on the track. The effect of a tire burst would have been enough he had mentioned to finish him and the car alike. That is now history for he had come out making the LFA what it is now in that round. These words from him now seem very predictive.

People friends and families involved in this tragic incident have our support in these times of grief.

Source: topspeed

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