The redesigned luxury sedan is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine supplemented by an electric motor to put out a whopping 430hp. Toyota is looking at selling 50 units per month in Japan alone. Since the Century is hand-built, expected it to cost a significant amount over Toyota’s mass-produced models.
The car will come with Toyota’s Safety Sense pack, which consists of a pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic lights and road sign recognition. The rear left-side passenger has an electric extending leg rest, massage seat and an 11.3-inch entertainment system with 20 speakers and a 7-inch touchpad control module.
The original Century was first launched in 1967 and was named in celebration of Toyota founder Sakichi Toyoda’s 100th birthday.