Meet the Toyota century a luxury car I can’t be! Well bucko, if this good enough for the emperor of Japan than it’s probably good enough for you. The century is Toyota’s Flagship. A car so honorable it’s only sold in Japan. And even Toyota’s luxury brand, Lexus doesn’t get to build a comfortable car.
here’s only one factory allowed to build the century and it’s all handmade. Built by the finest craftspeople Japan has to offer. under the hood, the century packs a 5.0 L 2UR – FSE naturally aspirated DOHC V8 The engine alone produces around 381 horsepower. Not as much Lexus’s V8 models, but this engine is built to be quiet and smooth. The century also includes a single 221 horsepower electric motor since peak power outputs for the engine and motor don’t line cup peak system output is 425 horsepower not as much as its European rivals; however, the country is a much quieter, smoother vehicle because it doesn’t use turbocharger as it’s designed to be a luxury car, not a sports sedan.
The older generation of centuries actually used a unique to the car 5.0 L V12, the only Japanese V12, but this V8 is significantly more powerful. The century is very big car it’s 210″ long 76″ wide and over 5,220 pounds, this so the car can fit every one of any shape or size, Comfortably here’s a picture of the interior
What that? The seats aren’t leather in the second picture? Of course, they’re not? Leather is optional, but the century’s traditionally used wool instead of leather. Why? Because leather conducts heat very well. Sit down on it in the summer-time and you burn your buttocks sit down on it the winter-time and you freeze them wool doesn’t have a problem and it’s softer and quieter, too.
The Toyota century has all of the amenities you’d expect from a modern luxury car and judging by the interior this thing is more of a luxury car than any Lexus currently on sale. The century is a passenger car. Less than low percent of all Century owner’s ever drive their cars. They have someone do it for them. This is compared to Rolls Royce phantom owner’s, where 85% are driven by owners. The design is made for the back seat the car was designed so a man should be able to read a newspaper without interruption why? Because that’s how the emperor likes it. A woman in the back seat should be able to” look beautiful ” entering the rear of the car which is why the sill and scuff plates are completely flat.
Hell, even the paint on the century is perfect and it’s almost all hand-assembled and the car is hand-painted, they’re wet sanded by hand, then hand polished to a mirror finish. Only four people in the world are skilled enough to paint this car. Any Lexus has four-layer of paint including primer and clear coat. The Toyota century has seven materials used for the paint. And many more layers. The hood ornament takes 45 days to carve. The doors are hung by hand. The wood paneling is hand cut and hand sanded with each car needing 15 hours of wood-working body panels are hand adjusted and hand-finished this thing is built better than any other luxury car on the market. No wonder it costs the equivalent of $ 180,000 USD
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