Some may not be aware that Akio Toyoda is a true gearhead. Not only is he the grandson of the Japanese automaker's founder and the current CEO, but he's a certified race driver and has participated in the 24 of Le Mans twice. He's been adamant about making Toyotas more passionate and exciting and was a main driving force behind both the Lexus LFA
and the GT-86. What's also cool about him is the fact he knows how to praise competitors for some of the great cars they've built over the years.