Left: Akio Toyoda keeps diecast minicar models of all the cars he's raced at Nurburgring and others models he's fond of; Toyoda at Nurburgring in 2016.
Akio Toyoda gives his driver persona a test drive with an appearance at a press event for the Lexus IS F in 2007, before becoming CEO.
Toyoda buckles in to his Toyota 86 for a 2016 rally race in Japan.
Toyoda's racing mentor, Hiromu Naruse, cruises the pits at the Nurburgring in 2010. The master test driver, a man of legendary status at Toyota, died in a crash at Nurburgring in June 2010. He was 67 years old.
Toyoda says racing helps keep him in tune with the performance of Toyota's products.
Toyoda talks to reporters before a rally race in rural Japan in October 2016.
Toyoda's personal cheerleading section never misses his races.
Toyoda posing with Gazoo Ladies in 2010.
Toyoda poses with Lexus LFA drivers at the Nurburgring in 2010.
Toyoda celebrates Gazoo's run at the Nurburgring.
Toyoda enjoys himself after a 2016 rally race in Japan.
Akio drives his black and silver Toyota 86 in Japan rally races.