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I have, and after much reconsidering, I believe BMW was jealous of the LF-A's awesomeness.

But in all seriousness, I'm guessing that what may have happened is that the Toyota test driver was driving on the wrong side of the road since that is what he was used to, and then here comes the BMW on the correct side going the correct way in Germany and...

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Why does it sound like that.

Link to articles that might describe the accident this way>?
Eric posted one of them. Everything I've read so far has said that the LFA was on the wrong side of the road. That sounds reckless to me.
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Having had the privilege of meeting Hirome Naruse personally back in October 2009 and ridden with him for two laps of Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Lexus LFA, I was, at first, stunned beyond words when I heard the news of his tragic demise. Soon enough, however, the words began to flow, and I wrote this article for the Kaizen Factor blog that Club Lexus editor Flipside909 and I co-edit:

Godspeed, Naruse-san, we’ll miss you. | Kaizen Factor

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Bless you and RIP

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Having had the privilege of meeting Hirome Naruse personally back in October 2009 and ridden with him for two laps of Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Lexus LFA, I was, at first, stunned beyond words when I heard the news of his tragic demise. Soon enough, however, the words began to flow, and I wrote this article for the Kaizen Factor blog that Club Lexus editor Flipside909 and I co-edit:

Godspeed, Naruse-san, we’ll miss you. | Kaizen Factor
freaking awsome article joaquin.

You are truly lucky to get what you got to do with such an awsome guy.

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Having had the privilege of meeting Hirome Naruse personally back in October 2009 and ridden with him for two laps of Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Lexus LFA, I was, at first, stunned beyond words when I heard the news of his tragic demise. Soon enough, however, the words began to flow, and I wrote this article for the Kaizen Factor blog that Club Lexus editor Flipside909 and I co-edit:

Godspeed, Naruse-san, we’ll miss you. | Kaizen Factor
Great read Joaquin, and in deed sad news.

I had also met him once in Germany at the F1 R&D facility in Koln. We never exchanged words but he commended a great deal of respect.

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This is a tragic loss for the Toyota enthusiast world and the car enthusiast world in general. Joaquin and I had the honor of meeting and experiecing the LFA with him last year in Miami. He will be truly missed by all generations. RIP Naruse-san.

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Here is video of my first ever ride in the LFA w/Naruse-san.


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