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Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition Chief Test/Engineer Hiromu Naruse Dies in Crash.

Yesterday on the roads near the Nurburgring, has cost the life of the infamous Toyota/Gazoo chief test driver  and engineer Hiromu Naruse.

The 67-year old was driving a Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition when it crashed into another prototype the BMW 3-Series.

The BMW test drivers, age 34 and 33 years old were also injured, with one in critical condition.

Hiromu Naruse started his career with Toyota in 1963,  And Contributed in important role in developing the Lexus LFA and was a key member of the Gazoo racing team at this years ADAC 24h Race.

Perhaps a rename of the “Nurburgring Edition”  is called for  perhaps simply the “Naruse Nurburgring Edition” would be a fitting tribute for the historic man and marque.

Our condolences go out to all at Lexus and Gazoo Racing.

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