Sorrow envelopes the Toyota group as their chief test driver, Hiromu Naruse, 67, has regrettably perished in a crash on highway 410, close to the famous Nürburgring race track in Germany.

He was driving the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition when the accident happened and based on the initial crash report, he apparently veered into oncoming traffic before colliding head-on with a BMW, carrying two BMW Test Drivers.

Currently, the two occupants inside the BMW are both in critical condition and  the police are pushing on with their investigations to find out more details about the cause of the accident.

Hiromu Naruse, aka the “Godfather of the LFA”, was the most important person in the development of the new Lexus LFA supercar. He was also one of those who contributed to the creation of other sports cars in Toyota’s Automotive History since 1963, including the storied 2000GT during the late ‘60’s.

News has it that the prototype of the Nürburgring Edition LFA that he used before the crash has been reported to be worth 1.5 million euros.

Prayers go out to Hiromu Naruse’s immediate family members and the two BMW Test Drivers who now fight for their lives.


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