Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hiromo Naruse

A tribute to arguably the best test driver of all time, Toyota's Hiromo Naruse. Naruse was a test driver for 47 years, before being killed in a tragic accident while testing the Lexus LF-A. He started working at Toyota in 1963 as a certified mechanic, his skills on the road quickly gaining him a reputation as one of the best test drivers, and would eventually earn him the title of master test driver. He worked in the development of some of Toyota's most successful cars including the Sports 800, 2000GT, Celica, Supra, and the MR2. At Ferrari he was known as the "driver who knows all the worlds roads" and his long career has earned him the most hours on the track at Nurburgring than any other Japanese driver.

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