Video from the Aston Martin/Lexus Racing Weekend

Aston Martin has posted a video from CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez’s recent Nürburgring “race meeting” with Toyota President Akio Toyoda:

This video only strengthens my suspicion that the two automakers are cooking up another collaboration. This led me to look back at the story behind the Aston Martin Cygnet, which was the result of Lexus & Aston Martin sharing a garage at the Nürburgring — here’s a quote from Hans Greimel’s excellent Automotive News article about Akio Toyoda:

Another CEO friend is Aston Martin’s Bez. Toyoda and Bez met at Germany’s Nurburgring 24-hour race in 2007. And the two have actually been behind the wheel racing against each other.

“As car-loving drivers, Mr. Bez and I got on well,” Toyoda recalls in a June blog entry written under his “Morizo” pseudonym. “Ever since, we see each other at the Nurburgring race every year and have a nice car chat. It was out of this background that iQ-based (Aston Martin) Cygnet was born.”

If the Cygnet is what happens when the two companies share a garage, just imagine what could happen as a result of sharing racecars. Very excited to follow this story.

(Thanks KryptonZone!)


  1. SK

    Awesome! A partnership between these 2 companies would be incredible!
    • I agree! Lexus is going for a more driver-oriented profile with more engaging cars and Aston Martin knows a thing or two about that.Aston on the other hand needs help with quality and reliability and who better to give good advice than Lexus.  
  2. new sc here we come
  3. new sc here we come
  4. Wow... Thanks.. I'm at the first time on your blog! And I like it! Thanks for sharing info. Keep up the good work
  5. Aston Martin should allow a few Lexus vehicles in the next James Bond film!!! Let the LFA follow up on its 2000GT predecessor! And Aston Martin exhaust systems would be a nice option for Lexus vehicles. :P
  6. Thanksfor the video )))
  7. The back of the Aston looks like a snake.