What the Rolls-Royce in England has been the Toyota Century in Japan for years. Even the emperor can be chauffeured in the top model of the Japanese. But why? What makes the at least 19,6 million yen or the equivalent of a good 160.000 euros Century so popular? What makes about 50 people order one a month? We think it's just the history after over 50 years of production that has made the Century a living legend. Wool pads, crochet doilies and curtains? That can't really be serious! There are also screens with the quality of an Atari game console and an almost baroque design of the 5,34-meter body. There is no longer a twelve-cylinder under the hood, but only the V8 from the Lexus LS. OK, it has a 5-liter displacement and a system output of 431 hp and 510 Nm. Not bad! But with a tare weight of 2,4 tons, you don't get the cat in front of the oven.
Forest International Executive Line
On the other hand, you can drive a maximum of 120 km / h in Japan so the motorization is probably sufficient. But as an alternative to a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley or even a 7 Series BMW, the Century has no chance in this country. And Toyota also knows that and therefore does not offer it in Europe! And despite the low number, the Japanese tuner Forest International decided to make a body kit for the soda. And one that belongs to the so-called Executive Line and was presented at the previous Osaka auto show 2020. The body kit includes a filigree spoiler lip with additional LED daytime running lights, there was a set of new side skirts and there is also a small spoiler lip for the tailgate. The most striking component is the rear apron attachment with a slightly hinted diffuser look, but which does justice to the elegant lines of the body.
Mercedes AMG style rims
In addition, you have various in-house car rims ready in different dimensions and designs (see gallery at the bottom) can be installed on the Century. Incidentally, the exhibition vehicle of the auto show was still wrapped in matt black and lowered a few millimeters. In addition, this Century was placed on a silver 5-spoke wheel set that has something of the Mercedes AMG rims of the 90s (W210, R129, W202 etc.). All in all a very successful vehicle, but it will only find fans in Japan. If we receive timely information on further changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
(Photos: Forest International)
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Toyota Century with body kit from Wald International
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