Toyota Century Royal | Lexus | Top Toyota’s car

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Tony Davis

Toyota’s limousine is even posher a Lexus.

It’s actually the Century Royal, a monumental built for the Japanese Imperial

Stretching more than six weighing about three and powered by a 5.0-litre V12, it any other car coming out of Toyota

Well, it would do, if it came out of City, but apparently it’s under contract by the Kanto Works subsidiary in Shizuoka. itself isn’t perhaps set up for of less than a kazillion and the Royal production total at approximately four.

The Century dwarfs other Toyotas and other sedans. Motorcade makes it look like a car that, due to a computer glitch, has built on a different scale to else.

Its bonnet and boot about halfway up everyone windscreens.

Features include doors at the rear and granite so that the royal feet can in and out on a solid bit of igneous rock than vulgar man-made

The head-lining is rice paper inset lights to give the or at least ambience, of a Japanese

The Toyota Century Royal was to the Emperor in 2006, replacing rather ancient Nissan Royals.

Although a very edition, the imperial jalopy is on the standard Century, which the top car from Toyota, hard to though that might be.

The was first seen in 1967 when it received its one and only (thus far) 30 years it was cleverly restyled to look exactly the same.

The original had a V8 and was shaped a bit like a Russian of a 1964 Lincoln.

The slightly bodywork of 1997 cloaked extra cylinders and a couple of litres.

In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Cars, the standard Century sits any Lexus, though only in the domestic market where is just a little bit curious.

an unlimited colour choice, Centurys are painted black, doilies on the seats, white curtains and a gloved-and-capped driver the honours for some aged or government hack in the back.

By reports, the Century is also by the Yakuza criminal groups. makes sense, as they closely with the government at

The Century is priced above the line-up, with the rather marketing line that it is the of product ”acquired by long, work in a plain but formal

Most publicity seems to be quietness and the whole rear-drive rides on air suspension that ”a calmness of a type in the world”.

A rare English-language video says, ”The of the Century’s hospitality is epitomised by the seats”.

These leaning, tilting, rear pews are linked to the

When they are opened of course), the seats return to standard position for easy and egress.

Oddly, there’s a in the front passenger seat so the in the back can stretch his legs further.

Toyota sells a few hundred Centurys a year by one report) but the V12 is available in no other Weird or what?

And if one car in this odd is not enough, Nissan also the V8-powered President from the while Mitsubishi produced the which looked like a knock-off of a Russian copy of a Lincoln.

The Nissan died of causes last year, the went front-wheel-drive with styling in the 1980s, then was behind the shed and put out of everyone misery in 1999.

The Century alone survives.

18 so far

but how fast is it around the nürburgring?

Big Brother Date and time 03, 2011, 11:02AM

Weird! I was yesterday trawling the usual looking for a Toyota Century luck finding a ‘Royal’ there seem to be only two for in the country, both 80’s that still look to the pic above. Would be an interesting car to

Commenter JB56 Location West Date and time 03, 2011, 1:57PM

God on Japan for their automotive traditions Why can’t we build the FJ Holden a V12?

Commenter ssscrambled Ashfield Date and time 03, 2011, 2:49PM

The AE86 SPRINTER BY BUNTA FUJIWARA DOWN is the BEST ever for its renowned success at beating the S15 and in drift competitions despite the 20 years of age in the car itself.

Commenter Cyber Akuma Not Europe Date and time 03, 2011, 2:50PM

My friend a Toyota Century (the V12 version). and having taken a of trips in the back seat, I can agree with all the marketing about the rear seating. luxury for a late 90s car.

He later ripped a mad skid a drag strip (official, approved track, before gets up in arms).

Never or since have i seen luxury act so childishly.

Unfortuantely the only features an open so said skid was only a legger.

As for the engine – i have seen the 1GZ-FE into a couple of other and in true toyota style it is to the nth degree. A seriously powerful with brute strength to be unleashed. tamed to tasteful

Commenter Weazel Location Date and time June 03, 2:56PM

So, for JUST $4,000 you CAN add a on TURBO and win BOTH the Trafic Grand Prix and OUTDRIFT all of EURO trash on the SNOW TRACKS of perisher.


Acting like an Akuma Monza Date and time 03, 2011, 2:58PM

God on Japan: good on them.


ssscrambled Location Ashfield and time June 03, 2011,


If drivers complain of the V6 Gasket sounds like going to break at high what hope in hell is that a V12 HOLDEN engine be as reliable?

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