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RIP Hiromu Naruse

By SYF77 on 25 Jun 2010

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An accident on local roads near the Nurburgring has claimed the life of legedary Toyota chief test engineer / driver, Hiromu Naruse.

While details are limited, the 67-year old was piloting a Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition when it crashed into a BMW 3-Series. Both cars were traveling in an area with a speed limit of 100 km/h (62 mph), but the crash was violent enough that Naruse's body had be pulled from the wreckage with a pair of rescue scissors. Two test drivers, age 34 and 33 years old, in the BMW were also injured, with one in critical condition.

Naruse started his career with Toyota in 1963, when he joined the Vehicle Evaluation and Engineering Division. Over the years, he played an important role in developing models such as the Toyota 2000GT and the Lexus LFA.

Below shows some of his creations over the years. Rest in peace..

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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