Lexus LFA Prototype Collides With BMW in Germany; Passengers' Conditions Unknown

A Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition prototype has reportedly collided with a BMW sedan nearthe Nürburgring circuit in Germany. TheJapanesesports car appears to be the same vehicle spotted recently driving on and around the famed test track.

Multiple reports out of Germany are indicating that both the driver and passenger of the LFA have been killed, while the BMW's occupants sustained unspecified injuries believed to be life-threatening.

Germany's newspapers have identified one of the LFA's occupants as 67-year-old Toyota chief test driver and Gazoo Racing head Hiromu Naruse. Pictured at left next to the GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept at last year's Tokyo Auto Salon, Naruse is one of the most respected test drivers in Japan and has been with the company since 1963. It is believed Naruse has had more miles on the Nürburgring than any other Japanese driver in history and is intimately familiar with the area around the track.

We have contacted Lexus USA for an official statement, and it is still collecting details. Until official word arrives from Japan, the German reports regarding passengers and their conditions have not been confirmed by the automaker.

Stay plugged to this channel for more updates as we get them.

For on-scene images, click on to Rhein-Zeitung HERE.

CLICK HERE for a video from the crash scene.

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