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You can't see him, but Chief Engineer Akio Nishimura was in the driver seat in this photo. He drove the rigs harder then anyone in an effort to expose weak points. Item of note: The 4Runner pictured here is a test mule that has seen over 800 miles of hard off-highway use. We're told that plans call for it to be sent to Japan, where it will be disassembled and analyzed.

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