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

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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.
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  • Cebtury is a nice Japanese Rolls Royce

    Arief ZulanArief Zulan11 órája
  • 3000: this, is first space ship ever made!

    Sergej ArsenijevicSergej ArsenijevicNapja
  • If Doug Demuro ever has twins, he's going to name them "Quirks" and "Features"

    Ally EspinozaAlly EspinozaNapja
  • I saw one of these in the wild almost a year ago:

    TJ SwobodaTJ SwobodaNapja
  • Ugly

    Richard B. DavisRichard B. DavisNapja
  • Just another Lexus CL500 if they sell this in United States.

    TommyBoyZTommyBoyZ2 napja
  • I bet the cassette in the back seat has recorded some very interesting audio in its life...

    chrischris2 napja
  • 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.

    Everard SantamarinaEverard Santamarina3 napja
  • 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.

    cyclonicleocyclonicleo3 napja
  • The bird is a phoenix I believe

    Kyle ChetramKyle Chetram3 napja
  • Please don't compare car interiors and equipment level to today's levels, its not fair to do that. Compare to the cars era.

    Punjabi MundaPunjabi Munda4 napja
  • It doesn't look Japanese. It's looks like a European car.

    CJCJ4 napja
  • 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。

    カズキkazukiカズキkazuki4 napja
  • I would have thought the reason why they don’t put wing mirrors on hoods anymore is because of the risk to pedestrians?

    NotAPolarBearNotAPolarBear5 napja
  • Doug that's a Phoenix... and it's made out of gold

    Xanomoros FilmsXanomoros Films9 napja
  • they dont want something flashy doug demuo relating to my dad

    i am uselessi am useless11 napja
  • Google translator could have translated the screen for you

    xenobluexenoblue13 napja
  • 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.

    Marko NovakMarko Novak14 napja
  • Couldn't finish the video, way too many ads.

    StanceTVStanceTV14 napja

    落ち着いて人生は幻想です落ち着いて人生は幻想です14 napja
  • 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.

    AlpzeptaAlpzepta14 napja
  • it looks ugly as home made sin!

    Ryan TinerRyan Tiner15 napja
  • Idiotic voice

    King Of The WorldKing Of The World17 napja
  • why someone should choose century over lexus?!

    MrMr19 napja
  • It's like 2jz combined.. lol..

    Tony StarkTony Stark22 napja
  • doily seat covers lol

    Lemonade 400Lemonade 40022 napja

    r e v e l a r e_ XVIIr e v e l a r e_ XVII23 napja
  • Was it really to hard to whip out Google translate?

  • 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.

    Russ TheBussRuss TheBuss23 napja
  • its a phoenix btw

    GA PutraGA Putra25 napja
  • This car must have the most expensive cloth ever used in a car.

    Aristotelis EntertainmentAristotelis Entertainment25 napja
  • The Canada bumper sticker is a nice touch :^)

    bikeatl77bikeatl7726 napja
  • If it's a '97 then it's illegally imported.

    Noah MorphewNoah Morphew26 napja
  • 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.

    jremydeatonjremydeaton28 napja
  • 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.

    hydrogen 1hydrogen 128 napja
  • I see hot wheels 13:33

    Random GuyRandom Guy28 napja
  • チキン連呼www

    zxfifyzxfify28 napja
  • They ruined it with a bumper sticker

    John LockeJohn Locke29 napja
  • That wasn't the 1st gen century. The 1st gen started in 1967

    Marquavious ChesterMarquavious Chester29 napja
  • この人の喋り方めっちゃ好き アナウンサーみたい

  • Who the hell would put bumper stickers on a car like this!?!

    Marko RedanoMarko RedanoHónapja
  • annoying lisp and they way he emphasizes words is super annoying.

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonHónapja
  • problem's ugly AF

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonHónapja
  • It's too gangster

    OG DumplingsOG DumplingsHónapja
  • My '98 ES300 has the same CD changer in the glovebox

  • 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?

  • 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...

    Adam BusbyAdam BusbyHónapja
  • the whole car looks like a subliminal space

  • Majestic chicken 😁 can't stop laughing

    Marek MareckiMarek MareckiHónapja
  • Scotty Kilmer entered the chat😎

    Anthony AndradeAnthony AndradeHónapja
  • I think they have a 2020 now

    joshua andrewsjoshua andrewsHónapja
  • Loads of british cars have TVs in the back?

    Josh 256mJosh 256mHónapja
  • Look at this v12 engine he says, Showing us the plastic cover!

    M 0077M 0077Hónapja
  • Lmao!! "The Screaming Chicken" 😂😂🤣🤣 the names you come up with for their logo is STUPID funny 😂🤣

    Romeo Griggs-TaylorRomeo Griggs-TaylorHónapja
  • Crazy that this car has the same steering wheel than my old Toyota Corolla.

    Markus OberndörferMarkus OberndörferHónapja
  • 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.....

    Jariel GT-RJariel GT-RHónapja
  • Is it weird that I'm a 20 year old that likes japanese old luxury cars

    Mark Luke FelixMark Luke FelixHónapja
  • You need a V-12 with all that extra shit lol pretty cool car

    Eric KimmyEric KimmyHónapja
  • A yakuza luxury cars

    Bernard Bartholomew NanangBernard Bartholomew NanangHónapja
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  • Does it actually have 275, or is that the "gentleman's agreement" figure?

    Atom JellyfishAtom JellyfishHónapja
  • Fun fact: that’s the car they drive the president of Japan

    vor 15 Jahrenvor 15 JahrenHónapja
  • Toyota Gang

  • How is that better than rolls Royce interior is crap exterior is crap total crap

    trevor morgantrevor morganHónapja
  • I prefer a 1998 Jaguar XJ far better

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  • having this car is the biggest flex back then

  • Well we got the Buick Century

    Dylan MooneyDylan MooneyHónapja
  • He forgot to mention the screen also comes with a GPS navigation system. Which is really advance on its time

    We Are AnonymousWe Are AnonymousHónapja
  • 13:30 is it just me that i thought the center consol that moves

    Atiqu RahmanAtiqu RahmanHónapja
  • Reminds me of an 80s British Bentley its got a TV wheres the mobile phone ? Or does the TV remote control double as a mobile /car phone ?

  • 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.

    Qasim ChaudharyQasim ChaudharyHónapja
  • where can i get this

    Sean AbramSean AbramHónapja
  • So a Lexus isn't seen as a true luxury car in its own country?

    James BJames BHónapja
  • Jesus someone please clean those seats 💺

    Michael CuellarMichael CuellarHónapja
  • The only reliable V12 car ever

    Pindi Animations.Pindi Animations.Hónapja
  • 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 :)

  • Cool features but very ugly looking car.

    Godfrey NjoguGodfrey NjoguHónapja
  • 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.

    Greenstrike The GreatestGreenstrike The GreatestHónapja
  • It's funny hot these cars had more gadgets than today's over priced junk that we have.

  • This car is an example of subtle and intelligent definitions of luxury and comfort compared to loud and superfluous ones in USA.

    saurabh mhatresaurabh mhatre2 hónapja
  • 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 DawgTrent Dawg2 hónapja
  • 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 father owned a bar and alot of his customers did favors for

    Trent DawgTrent Dawg2 hónapja
  • Those forward mounted wing mirrors seem very sensible, in that you don't have to look far away from the road to check them.

    LMLMDLMLMD2 hónapja
  • Majestic Chicken!! LOL! Love It!!!

    Chili BeenChili Been2 hónapja
  • We never get anything cool in north America.....😔

  • When you own a Century and the local Toyota service costs less than a full tank on your V8 Ferrari.

    Mike DrölfMike Drölf2 hónapja
  • This is where smokey got his engine for the supra from

    steve hernandezsteve hernandez2 hónapja
  • Noticed a fair few parts that are shared with the Landcruiser 80 series (they can be quite luxurious as well - though still leagues behind).

    Dabombinable MiDabombinable Mi2 hónapja
  • That majestic chicken is just Ho-Oh from Pokemon

    Ligma LigmaLigma Ligma2 hónapja
  • I love Canada also.

    P RunP Run2 hónapja
  • Who would put those ugly seat covers on that car doesn’t deserve that car

    ArtemArtem2 hónapja
  • Did I hear a little Japanese Swag in there Doug? 11:03

    State of MindState of Mind2 hónapja
  • 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

    Pauly OhhPauly Ohh2 hónapja
  • 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.

    asertaaserta2 hónapja
  • New Toyota Century 2020 is more beautiful

    WilmerWilmer2 hónapja
  • 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.

    Raine HeartilyRaine Heartily2 hónapja
  • Thanks for this one Doug ! Love these type of reviews. So soothing to watch lol. Seems at first really boring but as soon as your legs stick through the front passenger seat it becomes much more interesting than fancy the lambo vids Ha!

    Andy RobertsonAndy Robertson2 hónapja
  • The only 12cyl. Japanese car,really? Have you seen the 12 cyl. Mitsubishi Delica Spacewagon?

    Kevin CinnamonToastKevin CinnamonToast2 hónapja
  • I'm Japanese and I do not approve that video. Shame on you muster Demuroo

    David AyotteDavid Ayotte2 hónapja