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Video: Lexus’ Hiromu Naruse Tribute 1944 – 2010

Submitted by on November 6, 2010

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Naruse Hiromu was the legendary head test driver and test engineer of Toyota Motor Corporation and boss of the Gazoo Racing team. In short he was a racer.

He was chief machanic on the Toyota 7 Racer of 1970 and his passion for speed remained throughout his career.  Naruse led the Lexus LFA until his death in 2010

Naruse had been a test driver for Toyota  47 years (1963 to 2010). During his time at Toyota, Naruse became known by the nickname “Meister”,and colleagues at Ferrari called him the “man who knows all the world’s roads.”

Naruse legend states that he has logged more hours at the Nürburgring  than any other Japanese driver.


Via: Speedhunters

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