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The Wall Street Journal has followed up on Toyota’s visit to the Consumer Reports test track:

…engineers went to Consumer Reports testing track in Connecticut to try to see what the magazine’s auto engineers had found.

Unfortunately, it was a rainy day, canceling the opportunity for testing. In addition, the Consumer Reports tester informed the Toyota team that he had been instructed not to test the vehicle with the Toyota staff, according to Lexus spokesperson Bill Kwong. Instead, the magazine provided a video of the testing.

Toyota had to resort to grabbing satellite images of the magazine’s testing track off Google Maps, Kwong said. Based on those images, Toyota determined the turning radius of the track was tighter than Toyota’s, which complies with federal regulations.

[Source: Wall Street Journal]