We all know about the tie-up between Aston Martin and Toyota with the Aston Martin Cygnet being based on the Toyota iQ.

However there’s much more to the relationship than just business. It seems there’s some pleasure too as the CEOs of both companies recently demonstrated, swapping race cars at the Nurburgring with some interesting results.

Check out the video below to see Toyoda-san and Dr Bez in action behind the wheel of the LFA and Aston Martin Zagato.




  • Rick2

    Seriously, CA that Rio ad is ridiculous. First it was the Fiesta, now this. The reduced version sits over the top of the content and won’t go away. Then if you go anywhere near it, the whole page shifts up and down as the big ad pops.
    This is impacting on my reading enjoyment and the likelihood of coming back to your website.
    Surely there’s a balance between making money and keeping readers happy? This crosses the line.IMHO

    • Ima Hogg

      Okay like someone said before you pay ca the advertsment money and it wil go away. Until then put up with it .

      • SkinnyMan

        What good is adverts when you dont have any readers?

        • theillestlife

          readers or not, CA still get paid for having it…

    • Dman

      Simple, install an Ad Blocker.

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au Alborz Fallah

    Rick2, the ad is not meant to cover any content. Can you take a screenshot and contact us via the contact page

    • theillestlife

      maybe it knows i dont like KIA’s or Fords or whatever, since i havent got it yet :D

    • andronicus

      Not showing up on mine. Ad is fine.

  • IfItAintARotorItAintAMotor

    Before reading, I thought they were talking about real cars.

    Swapping the Cygnet and a Landcruiser or something… Lol

  • Rick

    I’ll bet the aston blokes felt ripped off

    • theillestlife

      dont know why you got voted down, i guess most readers here prefer a Toyota to a Aston Martin…

      • Rick

        I think all the 80s Holden and ford owners now own toyotas , you know the ones with their heads that far up their a^#% that the only good car ( no matter how bad it really is ) is a Toyota

  • vx

    That Huge red text under title is poorly designed, I should there is no design at all, I am sure CA can do much better than that

    • Thrillhouse

      The whole site has been running painfully slow in the last few weeks too.

  • Rumps

    You don’t see Ford and Holden Managing Directors swapping cars…and if they do, I bet fans will literally kill themselves to death!

    • Zej

      “kill themselves to death” … ?

  • GooSE

    This is awesome. Two manufacturers with respect for each others product. Both amazing cars