Watch Toyota’s CEO Drift A GR Yaris Alongside Its Race-Prepped Twin

Mr. Toyoda trades in the business suit for the race suit

We as vehicle fanatics are constantly told that “the suits” are to blame for our problems. They kill off our preferred deeply unprofitable cars and trucks, they cut expenses at the expenditure of reliability. It’s a competition as old as time– lovers and also businesspeople resemble oil and water, jocks and also geeks, slobs and pretenders. One guy, however, symbolizes the Hegelian synthesis to this dialectic: Mr. Akio Toyoda.

Toyoda is the CEO of Toyota, yet he’s additionally a large fan of driving. Especially, he’s a follower of driving quick: Toyoda has driven endurance races at the Nürbubrgring for the firm that bears his name. So when he obtained his hands on a lightly-modified GR Yaris, Toyoda did what he does best and also sent it.

The video clip opens up on a race-prepped GR Yaris doing donuts, figure, and also normally making a lot of noise as well as smoke. After that Toyoda shows up in his near-factory Yaris and the genuine enjoyable starts. It’s uncertain what adjustments have actually been done to Toyoda’s Yaris, besides the wheels as well as mud flaps, but the little three-door can actually transport around a parking area.

Toyoda, for his component, is having a blast. Swing an arm out the window to the video cameras, spinning that little Yaris like a top. Not all the fits are bad, it appears– some wish to use their power on top to keep building trendy vehicles.

Regardless of his Gymkhana skills, Toyoda is not likely leaving the conference room for the paddock at any time soon. After being declared 2021 Globe Automobile Individual Of The Year by the Globe Vehicle Awards jury, he’s more probable to persevere and also keep bringing us fun as well as intriguing cars from Toyota. Like that GR Corolla, possibly?