At Tokyo Auto Salon 2020, he popped himself into the driver’s seat of a Toyota Yaris WRC car, and began immediately finding the quickest way to wear down a set of Michelin rally tyres.
Okay, so he’s no Sebastian Ogier, and it shows. But we’ve seen Toyoda-san show off his driving skills before in the Toyota GR86X rally concept.
So, while there’s a fair bit of understeer and even a knocked cone in his WRC Yaris demonstration, plus the awkward engine stall, we reckon it’s likely because Akio Toyoda isn’t spending massive amounts of time in rally Yarises as the CEO of the world’s largest car company.
Not a bad way to get around in executive style with a bit of fun added.