Akio car meet

Akio Toyoda and Lexus chief engineers pay surprise visit to Tokyo car meet

Picture the scene: you’re at a car meet with your pals when out of the blue two Lexus LFAs, an RC F, RC F Carbon and two RCs rock up. Then, out of the cars pop Akio Toyoda and an entourage comprised solely of Lexus chief engineers.

Well, that’s what happened at a Cars and Coffee-style event in Tokyo last weekend.

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According to Japanese motoring website Response, the engineers chatted with attendees about each car’s underpinnings and exchanged developmental anecdotes.

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Wearing casual clothing, Akio took photos of visitor’s cars and laughed and joked with owners at The Morning Cruise, a sporadic event held at the Daikanyama Tsutaya bookstore in Tokyo.

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Akio is known for his cheeky stunts and surprise visits. At a dealer conference in Berlin last year he arrived on stage in a race-spec Toyota GT86 and in 2013 he made a surprise appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Lexus is no stranger to car meets; last year Lexus USA took a pre-production RC F to a Cars and Coffee event in Irvine, California. In March 2015, we went along to Car Throttle’s #CTMeet – hosted at the Ace Cafe in North London – in an F Sport White RC F.

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Thanks to Lexus Enthusiast for bringing Akio’s latest exploit to our attention.

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