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When Lexus first unveiled its LFA supercar, the V10-powered exotic was painted a pristine white – a popular choice for modern high-performance vehicles from the BMW M3 to Porsche GT3. The next time the LFA made an appearance, it was at the SEMA Show. Assuming just one vehicle was in production, we expected to see all 552-hp of Japanese awesomeness in the same white coat, but were excited to behold a ferocious matte-black monster. Since then, both white and black cars have appeared at everything from the LA Auto Show to the Detroit Auto Show.

Recently, however, several shots of a red LFA have surfaced, as well as some video of the car being tested by Japanese journalists.

There's nothing new to tell, but plenty to look at.

More: Lexus LFA Supercar Spotted … in Red on AutoGuide.com
 

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Have you guys seen this?!

Saw this at autoblog.com...


BREAKING: Toyota's chief test driver dies behind wheel of LFA in Germany
by Damon Lavrinc (RSS feed) on Jun 23rd 2010 at 1:55PM


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According to reports, Toyota's chief test driver, 67-year-old Hiromu Naruse, has died in a crash on highway 410 near the famed Nürburgring race track in Germany. He was driving the recently spied Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (above) at the time of the accident, and reports say he veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with two others test drivers in a BMW. The two BMW test drivers survived the crash, though one is reportedly still in critical condition. German video of the crash scene after the accident took place can be viewed below. Police are investigating the crash and have yet to determine its cause.

Naruse was heavily involved with the development of the Lexus LFA supercar he was driving, along with many other past sports cars from Toyota's history since he joined the company in 1963. Enthusiasts today call him the "Godfather of the LFA," though he was involved in the development of sports cars for Toyota going as far back as the storied 2000GT from the late 1960s. The prototype of a special edition version of the LFA that he was driving when the accident occurred was reportedly worth 1.5 million euro.


Gallery: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition Spy Shots
[Source: Rhein-Wied, Rhein-Zeitung, Spiegel]
 

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That's terrible. This is a huge loss for our community may he rest in peace.
 
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