The Toyota Century V12 Is an Amazing Japanese Ultra-Luxury Sedan

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Doug DeMuro

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The Toyota Century was a V12-powered Japanese ultra-luxury sedan. Today I'm taking you on a tour of the V12-powered Toyota Century, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of the Toyota Century. I'm also going to drive the Toyota Century V12 and show you what it's like on the road.
1990 TOYOTA CENTURY REVIEW:
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Abdul Aden
Abdul Aden 5 ժամ առաջ
If Doug ever has twins his gonna call em Quirks and features lol
Eddy Riley
Eddy Riley 11 ժամ առաջ
looks like a wedding car
Davey R
Davey R 12 ժամ առաջ
There are 3 Century's currently on Ebay UK ranging from £7500 to £13,000
Arief Zulan
Arief Zulan Օր առաջ
Cebtury is a nice Japanese Rolls Royce
Sergej Arsenijevic
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3000: this, is first space ship ever made!
Ally Espinoza
Ally Espinoza 2 օր առաջ
If Doug Demuro ever has twins, he's going to name them "Quirks" and "Features"
TJ Swoboda
TJ Swoboda 2 օր առաջ
I saw one of these in the wild almost a year ago: www.tjswoboda.com/ToyotaCentury.jpg
Richard B. Davis
Richard B. Davis 2 օր առաջ
Ugly
TommyBoyZ
TommyBoyZ 3 օր առաջ
Just another Lexus CL500 if they sell this in United States.
chris
chris 3 օր առաջ
I bet the cassette in the back seat has recorded some very interesting audio in its life...
Everard Santamarina
Everard Santamarina 4 օր առաջ
I would have appreciated a comment indicating if this car is even available in left hand drive. The fact Toyota wouldn't even build it screams the intent of it. It is not meant for gaigin.
cyclonicleo
cyclonicleo 4 օր առաջ
More than anything else, this car reflects the conservatism of corporate Japan in the 90's. Buyers wanted no flash, no fuss, smoothness, refinement and comfort. It exists to waft the boss/VIP/government official to and from their duties without screaming overt luxury, whilst maintaining a level of patriotism. The engine itself is incredibly refined but doesn't make massive amounts of power....until you strap two turbos onto it.
Kyle Chetram
Kyle Chetram 4 օր առաջ
The bird is a phoenix I believe
Punjabi Munda
Punjabi Munda 5 օր առաջ
Please don't compare car interiors and equipment level to today's levels, its not fair to do that. Compare to the cars era.
CJ
CJ 5 օր առաջ
It doesn't look Japanese. It's looks like a European car.
カズキkazuki
カズキkazuki 5 օր առաջ
超貴重なダークグリーン!!黒のセンチュリーは町でよく見かけますがこの色はまだ一度も見たことないです。
NotAPolarBear
NotAPolarBear 6 օր առաջ
I would have thought the reason why they don’t put wing mirrors on hoods anymore is because of the risk to pedestrians?
Xanomoros Films
Xanomoros Films 10 օր առաջ
Doug that's a Phoenix... and it's made out of gold
i am useless
i am useless 11 օր առաջ
they dont want something flashy doug demuo relating to my dad
xenoblue
xenoblue 13 օր առաջ
Google translator could have translated the screen for you
Marko Novak
Marko Novak 14 օր առաջ
Doug DeMuro, that’s not a tape recorder. That’s a Sony Walkman branded Century without FM/AM reciever, it cannot record, it’s for the people in the back to play their cassette’s.
StanceTV
StanceTV 14 օր առաջ
Couldn't finish the video, way too many ads.
落ち着いて人生は幻想です
落ち着いて人生は幻想です 15 օր առաջ
The THIIIIIS MAN
Alpzepta
Alpzepta 15 օր առաջ
Toyota should have sell this instead of shitty Avalon for the US Market. I will never understand we get a shitty Toyota while Japan got a good Toyota even their Camry is so much better than American Version.
Ryan Tiner
Ryan Tiner 16 օր առաջ
it looks ugly as home made sin!
King Of The World
King Of The World 18 օր առաջ
Idiotic voice
Mr
Mr 19 օր առաջ
why someone should choose century over lexus?!
Tony Stark
Tony Stark 23 օր առաջ
It's like 2jz combined.. lol..
Lemonade 400
Lemonade 400 23 օր առաջ
doily seat covers lol
r e v e l a r e_ XVII
r e v e l a r e_ XVII 23 օր առաջ
I WANT ONE.
FLORAL TV
FLORAL TV 23 օր առաջ
Was it really to hard to whip out Google translate?
Russ TheBuss
Russ TheBuss 24 օր առաջ
As a truck driver I’m very used to fender mounted mirrors. They are absolutely the best place for a mirror to be mounted. Whenever I drive something other than the truck, I alway wish I had those extra mirrors.
GA Putra
GA Putra 25 օր առաջ
its a phoenix btw
Aristotelis Entertainment
Aristotelis Entertainment 26 օր առաջ
This car must have the most expensive cloth ever used in a car.
bikeatl77
bikeatl77 27 օր առաջ
The Canada bumper sticker is a nice touch :^)
Noah Morphew
Noah Morphew 27 օր առաջ
If it's a '97 then it's illegally imported.
jremydeaton
jremydeaton 28 օր առաջ
The Toyota Motor North America Headquarters is just down the block where I live. I see one or two of these on a regular basis because a couple of execs own and drive them to work. I flipped out the first time I saw one, thinking they were never meant to be in the US.
hydrogen 1
hydrogen 1 28 օր առաջ
Doug I thought this was family friendly, please try and refrain from using words like "crappy" in your videos like you did at 7:51, there are children in my house.
Random Guy
Random Guy 29 օր առաջ
I see hot wheels 13:33
zxfify
zxfify 29 օր առաջ
チキン連呼www
John Locke
John Locke 29 օր առաջ
They ruined it with a bumper sticker
Marquavious Chester
Marquavious Chester Ամիս առաջ
That wasn't the 1st gen century. The 1st gen started in 1967
りんごおいしい
りんごおいしい Ամիս առաջ
この人の喋り方めっちゃ好き アナウンサーみたい
Marko Redano
Marko Redano Ամիս առաջ
Who the hell would put bumper stickers on a car like this!?!
Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson Ամիս առաջ
annoying lisp and they way he emphasizes words is super annoying.
Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson Ամիս առաջ
problem is..it's ugly AF
OG Dumplings
OG Dumplings Ամիս առաջ
It's too gangster
samin90
samin90 Ամիս առաջ
My '98 ES300 has the same CD changer in the glovebox
RammYou2
RammYou2 Ամիս առաջ
Never heard of this car. RH drive for Japan only market. The year is unclear but it looks like a copy of a 560SEL in the front only. . Thanks for the review of something real exotic Doug. You don't understand engineering at all which is frustrating for an engineer. You do get some great cars to review and that is not easy I guess. Not sure what your Doug Score is all about. What are we evaluating, how super duper this car is?
Adam Busby
Adam Busby Ամիս առաջ
these can be imported and on road for about $15k in Australia. I'd love to have this as an uber car or limo service that charged heaps for the quirky experience, reviews could be recorded on the tape as they get a back massage! thinking of getting one --> here's a link Aussies... www.j-spec.com.au/featured/1998-Toyota-Century-V12-18174.html
Daniel
Daniel Ամիս առաջ
the whole car looks like a subliminal space
Marek Marecki
Marek Marecki Ամիս առաջ
Majestic chicken 😁 can't stop laughing
Anthony Andrade
Anthony Andrade Ամիս առաջ
Scotty Kilmer entered the chat😎
joshua andrews
joshua andrews Ամիս առաջ
I think they have a 2020 now
Josh 256m
Josh 256m Ամիս առաջ
Loads of british cars have TVs in the back?
M 0077
M 0077 Ամիս առաջ
Look at this v12 engine he says, Showing us the plastic cover!
Romeo Griggs-Taylor
Romeo Griggs-Taylor Ամիս առաջ
Lmao!! "The Screaming Chicken" 😂😂🤣🤣 the names you come up with for their logo is STUPID funny 😂🤣
Markus Oberndörfer
Markus Oberndörfer Ամիս առաջ
Crazy that this car has the same steering wheel than my old Toyota Corolla.
Jariel GT-R
Jariel GT-R Ամիս առաջ
Hey doug how can i bring that car to the US... it seems that has to be 25 years or more...? I hope you can answer this question.....
Mark Luke Felix
Mark Luke Felix Ամիս առաջ
Is it weird that I'm a 20 year old that likes japanese old luxury cars
Eric Kimmy
Eric Kimmy Ամիս առաջ
You need a V-12 with all that extra shit lol pretty cool car
Bernard Bartholomew Nanang
Bernard Bartholomew Nanang Ամիս առաջ
A yakuza luxury cars
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Atom Jellyfish
Atom Jellyfish Ամիս առաջ
Does it actually have 275, or is that the "gentleman's agreement" figure?
vor 15 Jahren
vor 15 Jahren Ամիս առաջ
Fun fact: that’s the car they drive the president of Japan
Chicago_Beats
Chicago_Beats Ամիս առաջ
Toyota Gang
trevor morgan
trevor morgan Ամիս առաջ
How is that better than rolls Royce interior is crap exterior is crap total crap
Podremos llegar a los 200 subs sin vídeos?
Podremos llegar a los 200 subs sin vídeos? Ամիս առաջ
I prefer a 1998 Jaguar XJ far better
촤컬릿
촤컬릿 Ամիս առաջ
having this car is the biggest flex back then
Dylan Mooney
Dylan Mooney Ամիս առաջ
Well we got the Buick Century
We Are Anonymous
We Are Anonymous Ամիս առաջ
He forgot to mention the screen also comes with a GPS navigation system. Which is really advance on its time
Atiqu Rahman
Atiqu Rahman Ամիս առաջ
13:30 is it just me that i thought the center consol that moves
MusicLover
MusicLover Ամիս առաջ
Reminds me of an 80s British Bentley Turbo.....lol its got a TV wheres the mobile phone ? Or does the TV remote control double as a mobile /car phone ?
Qasim Chaudhary
Qasim Chaudhary Ամիս առաջ
Yes you seem gay to me. But this is the only car I would love to have on top out of all the cars you have done yet.
Sean Abram
Sean Abram Ամիս առաջ
where can i get this
James B
James B Ամիս առաջ
So a Lexus isn't seen as a true luxury car in its own country?
Michael Cuellar
Michael Cuellar Ամիս առաջ
Jesus someone please clean those seats 💺
Pindi Animations.
Pindi Animations. Ամիս առաջ
The only reliable V12 car ever
fontheking5
fontheking5 Ամիս առաջ
In Sweden, the Volvo 850 was launched in 1991, for the 1992 model year, and they introduced side airbags in 1995 :) I know the 850 was launched later in the Us :)
Godfrey Njogu
Godfrey Njogu Ամիս առաջ
Cool features but very ugly looking car.
Greenstrike The Greatest
Greenstrike The Greatest 2 ամիս առաջ
I heard about the current third generation Century, which is now a hybrid with a a 375 hp engine and a 221 hp electric motor. Wow.
RICARDO GARCIA
RICARDO GARCIA 2 ամիս առաջ
It's funny hot these cars had more gadgets than today's over priced junk that we have.
saurabh mhatre
saurabh mhatre 2 ամիս առաջ
This car is an example of subtle and intelligent definitions of luxury and comfort compared to loud and superfluous ones in USA.
Trent Dawg
Trent Dawg 2 ամիս առաջ
The bottom storage compartment in the back seat was for the gun that the badass yakuza boss carried while being carted around the hood!!
Trent Dawg
Trent Dawg 2 ամիս առաջ
That tv remote reminds me of the zenith one we had back in the 90's for our free cable hot box that got every channel even pay per view....my father owned a bar and alot of his customers did favors for us....lol
LMLMD
LMLMD 2 ամիս առաջ
Those forward mounted wing mirrors seem very sensible, in that you don't have to look far away from the road to check them.
Chili Been
Chili Been 2 ամիս առաջ
Majestic Chicken!! LOL! Love It!!!
SWAP IT OUT
SWAP IT OUT 2 ամիս առաջ
We never get anything cool in north America.....😔
Mike Drölf
Mike Drölf 2 ամիս առաջ
When you own a Century and the local Toyota service costs less than a full tank on your V8 Ferrari.
steve hernandez
steve hernandez 2 ամիս առաջ
This is where smokey got his engine for the supra from
Dabombinable Mi
Dabombinable Mi 2 ամիս առաջ
Noticed a fair few parts that are shared with the Landcruiser 80 series (they can be quite luxurious as well - though still leagues behind).
Ligma Ligma
Ligma Ligma 2 ամիս առաջ
That majestic chicken is just Ho-Oh from Pokemon
P Run
P Run 2 ամիս առաջ
I love Canada also.
Artem
Artem 2 ամիս առաջ
Who would put those ugly seat covers on that car doesn’t deserve that car
State of Mind
State of Mind 2 ամիս առաջ
Did I hear a little Japanese Swag in there Doug? 11:03
Pauly Ohh
Pauly Ohh 2 ամիս առաջ
Fun fact. The V12 engine ran 2 separate ECU’s. One for the front 6 cylinders and one for the back. With double of every sensor as a redundancy so the car could still run on 6 cylinders in an emergency
aserta
aserta 2 ամիս առաջ
The fact that they didn't export this is proof that nationalist views are utterly retarded. "We made this, it's our nationalist pride" bullshit, aaand let's completely ignore the fact that had they exported this car it would be a national pride point whenever other countries would've used it. And i know they would've because it's really well made. This could've put Toyota in the same bracket with Mercedes and BMW's upper echelon in the European market, and i'm 100% sure that if they put it in US, this would've been bought by anyone from wealthy people to more pocketed car enthusiasts considering the engine platform and the modding potential. Ah, people are just plain stupid.
Wilmer
Wilmer 2 ամիս առաջ
New Toyota Century 2020 is more beautiful
Raine Heartily
Raine Heartily 2 ամիս առաջ
The V12 is a two I6 strapped together run with 2 ECU. One side of the engine could died and the other still able haul ass.
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