[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] Friends who know Toyota Century know that this car is always associated with the royal family and the government in Japan. Recently, in order to commemorate the coronation ceremony of the new emperor on October 22, Toyota has created the only Toyota Century Convertible in the world. According to foreign media sources, the car was named the “royal parade car” and will drive Emperor Naruhito from the streets of Tokyo to Akasaka Palace during the coronation ceremony.
This convertible Toyota Century is the first brand new review car replaced by the Japanese imperial family in 30 years, replacing the 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche that has only been used twice. In addition to the coronation ceremony of the emperor in October, this car is expected to be used in more important occasions, such as the Olympic Games in the summer of 2020. In addition, it is reported that the car will also be displayed in palaces in Kyoto and Tokyo during its idle period.
The overall design of this convertible Toyota Century is the same as the normal version, but it is equipped with a retractable roof and an improved rear. In addition, the rear seats have a new design, and the angle of the seat back is set to 25. Degree, so that the public can see the emperor without hindrance. In addition, the rear seat height will be 40 mm higher than the normal version of the century, so that the emperor has a good view. There is little information about this car at present, and it is speculated that the car will still use the normal version of the century's set of hybrid power system consisting of nickel-hydrogen battery, electric motor and V8 5.0L gasoline engine. The maximum power is 431 horsepower, of which the gasoline engine can provide 381 horsepower and 510 Nm of torque.
Since its birth in 1967, Toyota Century has always been the flagship product of the Toyota brand, and the third-generation model is currently on sale. Last year today, Akio Toyoda posted a picture on his personal Weibo, exposing his exclusive official car-the Toyota Century GRMN, which is the only one in the world. On the basis of the ordinary version of the century, the car has replaced the air intake grille, rims, and installed a black and red two-color sports kit, which got rid of the previous business image of Toyota Century. (Guo Song, Home of Wen Auto)
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