Tuners from TOM’S create limited edition Toyota CenturyJanuary 13, 2020
Japanese tuning studio working with Lexus and Toyota cars has finalized the flagship Toyota Century model, which is so appreciated by fans of the brand in Japan.
When it comes to luxury and sophistication, the first car that comes to mind for a Japanese motorist is Toyota Century. And if the “cousin” of this Lexus LS model is designed to personify the greatness of a limousine in markets outside the Land of the Rising Sun, then Century dominates Japan itself. As an official car, it is used by senior members of the government of the country, as well as the emperor of Japan. The debut of the car took place in 1967. During this time, the model was updated only three times: the last, third generation was introduced in 2018. It was this legendary car that was taken as the basis of their new project by the guys from TOM’s tuning studio, which for decades (the company has had its history since 1974) has been working with Toyota and Lexus cars.
TOM’s Toyota Century limited edition could meet visitors to a tuning show in Tokyo. At this exhibition, the novelty was awarded the Custom Car Excellence Award among sedans.
In total, the company intends to issue 36 copies of a car worth 28,160,000 Japanese yen or 257,000 dollars. This is significantly lower than the amount requested for the top version of the car – 60,000,000 Japanese yen (about 548,000 dollars).
While working on the Century limited collection, the tuners quite gracefully changed the body of the car, working, in particular, on the side sections and the trunk spoiler. The sound of the 5.0-liter hybrid V8, delivering 425 horsepower, emphasizes the new exhaust, and the wheels get an impact portion of chrome. The interior of the car implies ample opportunities for personalization: the buyer can choose materials, colors and decor to make the car as personal as possible. Given the popularity of Century in Japan, there is no need to worry about the future of the limited edition – it will quickly be sold out.
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