Akio Toyoda & Gazoo Racing LFA in the USA

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It’s a fact not all president and CEO’s of large corporations are as enthusiastic or charismatic about their brand. Akio Toyoda, is no exception as is visiting New Orleans for a national dealer meeting. To help kick off the energy and excitement for the future, he had his Gazoo Racing LFA fresh with Nürburgring bug splatter shipped down to The Big Easy for some pre-meeting fun.

The Gazoo Racing LFA is #83 which was raced in the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race in Germany. Also present was American pro race car drive Scott Pruett and Japanese pro race car driver and journalist Takayuki Kinoshita. 

This is the first time all three have met at an LFA-centric event. Scott Pruett has for years been the ambassador for the LFA in the United States and Takayuki Kinoshita as the Japanese ambassador for LFA. 
This private Lexus event was held yesterday with several festivities planned in the coming days including an exclusive LFA Owners event with some amazing surprises in the works. Stay tuned.
Gazoo Racing LFA getting prepped for Akio’s hot laps:

Photo: P.Williamsen

Pro race car driver Scott Pruett hands Akio Toyoda a bottle of his special Pruett Vineyard LFA Syrah.

Photo: P.Williamsen

Source: [Lexus]

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