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

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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  1. Jon M

    Jon M4 שעות לפני

    Note that you can in fact find many Toyota Century with leather seats. Those Century were used as "taxi" vehicles and they used leather because it is more sanitary and easy to clean between passengers. The cloth is only for privately owned vehicles.

  2. Jon M

    Jon M4 שעות לפני

    Also note that Japanese auto makers used to have a gentlemans agreement that they would not exceed 280HP. So they claimed the HP is ~270 but in reality it probably produces considerably more.

  3. 千葉良樹

    千葉良樹יום לפני

    チキンって何回言うんだよ(笑) 日本ではこんないい保存状態のこの年代のセンチュリーは珍しい いいモノ見せてもらったよThank you👍

  4. Random Acts of Video

    Random Acts of Video2 ימים לפני

    That paint looks terrible, someone needs to break out the polish.

  5. Eralen00

    Eralen002 ימים לפני

    Luxury car drinking game: Take a shot every time doug says luxurious

  6. JSPH :

    JSPH :3 ימים לפני

    Jesus Christ, mismatched socks Dougie.. 5:20

  7. Chuck Selvage

    Chuck Selvage3 ימים לפני

    The fact is it's a better car than the Eurotrash or Yank stuff.

  8. Fangyi Deng

    Fangyi Deng4 ימים לפני

    Everybody: Phoenix Doug: MAJESTIC CHICKEN 🐔

  9. trash_ducc

    trash_ducc4 ימים לפני

    Hi effspot

  10. Birros Polanski

    Birros Polanski5 ימים לפני

    Did you touch my poodle?

  11. Markos

    Markos5 ימים לפני

    if your videos were half the length i’d have seen them all. Also, add outside view when driving, you certainly are missing it

  12. Khaled Khan

    Khaled Khan5 ימים לפני

    Man, I don't like your narration. It sucks. You are sarcastic about people's emotion. Everyone you utter 'century', it seems you are having something in your pants. Disgusting!!!

  13. In2deep

    In2deep6 ימים לפני

    How was this vehicle imported to the US? Is the Century exempt from the 25 year rule?

  14. Skylab Beats

    Skylab Beats7 ימים לפני

    This interior is literally the opposite of the original 1992 Dodge Viper that you reviewed earlier

  15. Darian the Scorpion

    Darian the Scorpion7 ימים לפני

    The Toyota Century. Japan’s version of the Presidential Beast.

  16. Jackson Rendleman

    Jackson Rendleman9 ימים לפני

    7:37 Dankpods should do a review on those nuggets

  17. Vincent Bianchi

    Vincent Bianchi10 ימים לפני

    Effspot was here

  18. 1994 Honda Civic GLi

    1994 Honda Civic GLi12 ימים לפני

    I thought Lexus was Toyota’s luxury division

  19. カナダ

    カナダ12 ימים לפני

    From Japanese car geek, The front seat back is vibrating massage available.

  20. カナダ

    カナダ12 ימים לפני

    From Japanese car geek, Hey, the seat is made by cloth(wool base) because of the best for sitting. Feel nice and easy to keep sitting position. Noise reduction effect is also important.

  21. Stephen Parr

    Stephen Parr12 ימים לפני

    Never figured out why this guy became so popular..........hes not exactly very professional haha

  22. Project305miami

    Project305miami13 ימים לפני

    The “chicken” logo is a Chinese Phoenix, a symbol long used to represent monarchies all over East Asia. Since this car was used for the Japanese Emperor, the Chinese Phoenix is used to designate it as a “royal” car. That’s a big part of the marketing and symbolism, “a car fit for a king.”

  23. Nozyspy

    Nozyspy13 ימים לפני

    6:17 Microphone symbol? Does it also have a karaoke machine?! :D

  24. Kirk Smith

    Kirk Smith15 ימים לפני

    Dear lord a low stress Japanese made v12 engine, that's gonna last forever, probably hasn't even been broken in yet.

  25. TheYoutuber

    TheYoutuber15 ימים לפני

    I am a simple guy.. I see Toyota and I like it

  26. DayVideo

    DayVideo16 ימים לפני

    This is a fucking Yakuza car bro.

  27. Soheil Plays

    Soheil Plays18 ימים לפני

    U think the diablos V12 is bespoke? HAH!NOPE!this 2nd gen century IS bespoke AF.

  28. Piano Fry

    Piano Fry18 ימים לפני

    Why doesn't Lexus have a program where you can get one of these in the U.S but for a small fortune.

  29. Darryl Vidds

    Darryl Vidds18 ימים לפני

    Kiichiro Toyota: Ah, there you go MY F***ING MASTERPIECE!!! Henry Royce: Defug?

  30. daniel titmus

    daniel titmus18 ימים לפני

    I prefer the 1990 version, purely due to the flag pole. Still a cool motor tho

  31. daniel titmus

    daniel titmus18 ימים לפני

    I was so impressed by the first Toyota Century Doug reviewed, it'll take some beating! Looking forward to this one

  32. Master Race of everything

    Master Race of everything19 ימים לפני

    Where my effspot squad at?

  33. A H

    A H21 יום לפני

    You couldn’t pay me to enter this with all that cloth if this car was spotted with a welfare couple from section 8 housing . Imagine the flees and lice ouch .

  34. JEB 1

    JEB 121 יום לפני

    Hi, my name is Doug, and I like to review some of the rarest and most expensive cars in the world, and sweat profusely and spread my various body oils all through them while doing so.

  35. Griffan Sayre

    Griffan Sayre22 ימים לפני

    They have the same CD player as a 1996 Lexus ls 4000

  36. T̲e̲x̲t̲ ̲T̲R̲A̲M̲P̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲8̲8̲0̲2̲2̲

    T̲e̲x̲t̲ ̲T̲R̲A̲M̲P̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲8̲8̲0̲2̲2̲22 ימים לפני

    Needs to have suicide doors.

  37. Edwin McClain

    Edwin McClain22 ימים לפני

    that engine is probably the only reliable v12 ever made

  38. Daniru Nivain

    Daniru Nivain20 ימים לפני

    Yes indeed

  39. Kai Hofsommer

    Kai Hofsommer22 ימים לפני

    Im sure everything in this vehicle is made and set up for very short people Lls

  40. Tonino Belimussi

    Tonino Belimussi22 ימים לפני

    I'm disappointed: I expected a hidden katana or, at the very least, a wakizashi. Does this car have no soul?

  41. Gary McDonald

    Gary McDonald23 ימים לפני

    You borrowed it from someone in California? It has Washington plates one it fool!

  42. František Šlosiar

    František Šlosiar23 ימים לפני

    5:28 Skoda Superb has the same features...

  43. r e v e l a r e_ XVII

    r e v e l a r e_ XVII23 ימים לפני

    I WANT one.

  44. タコ/tako

    タコ/tako25 ימים לפני

    13:32 Did anyone noticed that hotwheels in the door pocket?

  45. Frank

    Frank25 ימים לפני

    In Japan boring is good

  46. Dave Crupel

    Dave Crupel25 ימים לפני

    A Century A Crown ME WANT!!!!

  47. kennythemeat

    kennythemeat28 ימים לפני

    i like the hot wheels car in the front door panel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Oscar

    Oscar29 ימים לפני

    It looks like something from the late 70s

  49. Ranjan Biswas

    Ranjan Biswasחודש לפני

    One of the few luxury car which is actually reliable.

  50. Sneezer5347

    Sneezer5347חודש לפני

    My Sister’s 1999 Toyota Avalon Has the same Steering wheel

  51. Francisco Matos

    Francisco Matosחודש לפני

    Majestic chicken


    DARRENTINOnzחודש לפני

    Nice vid dude

  53. Hari Warrier

    Hari Warrierחודש לפני

    This is one of the most thoughtfully designed luxury sedans ever.

  54. Laguna A

    Laguna Aחודש לפני

    Thank you for sharing, its my dream car

  55. Kaden Wijayatilleke

    Kaden Wijayatillekeחודש לפני

    0:28 Well 2020 would be a big part of that review

  56. Allen S

    Allen Sחודש לפני

    276hp is under rated.. it's Japanese law..

  57. The Ultimate Oppurtunist

    The Ultimate Oppurtunistחודש לפני

    hey that's the same shifter knob that is on my 2011 Tacoma!!

  58. Y4

    Y4חודש לפני

    As cool as that car is, the lace looks terrible, like a hurst

  59. Henry Smith

    Henry Smithחודש לפני

    Drinking game: take a shot everytime he says majestic chicken

  60. G Luis

    G Luisחודש לפני

    Maybe the heated passenger seat is for warming the feet of someone relaxing in the back?

  61. Kenneth Hays

    Kenneth Haysחודש לפני

    Why do you talk in such a way, over pronouncing every single word?

  62. Hospitality Workout Ride4life

    Hospitality Workout Ride4lifeחודש לפני

    Doug sounds like a commercial fine print at 2x speed. 😂

  63. Slight Return

    Slight Returnחודש לפני

    Absolutely fascinating, understated car. I have seen one up close, in Japan. Build quality simply off the charts.

  64. Johan Streefkerk

    Johan Streefkerkחודש לפני


  65. Roger Kind

    Roger Kindחודש לפני

    Deep cubby on the back is for handguns. Top cubby is for ammunition. Clearly.

  66. MrRemmington

    MrRemmingtonחודש לפני

    Doug needs to wrap his mind around what his chauffeur is. Passenger seat is moved by the driver to help your passengers, a 6’4 American, (Doug) is getting in the car you move the seat forward because you’re the Chauffeur. The heated seat controls are at the drivers position for the rear seats so on a chilly day you can warm the seats for your passengers before they get in the car. it’s logical and obvious. I have two Lexus cars I can actually cool the rear seats in my LS 460 from the front position before my friends get into the car and a hot day. And I can move the seats from the front.(even my long gone 1992 LS 400 had this feature) Seems so logical to me. In my 2010 LS 460, it has pre-safe in the rear seats affecting seatbelts per strong tensioners. I suspect the century also has this feature. I know the LS 460 was the first on the market with pre-safe for all passer.

  67. Abdul Aden

    Abdul Adenחודש לפני

    If Doug ever has twins his gonna call em Quirks and features lol

  68. Eddy Riley

    Eddy Rileyחודש לפני

    looks like a wedding car

  69. Davey R

    Davey Rחודש לפני

    There are 3 Century's currently on Ebay UK ranging from £7500 to £13,000

  70. Arief Zulan

    Arief Zulanחודש לפני

    Cebtury is a nice Japanese Rolls Royce

  71. Sergej Arsenijevic

    Sergej Arsenijevicחודש לפני

    3000: this, is first space ship ever made!

  72. Ally Espinoza

    Ally Espinozaחודש לפני

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

  73. TJ Swoboda

    TJ Swobodaחודש לפני

    I saw one of these in the wild almost a year ago:

  74. Richard B. Davis

    Richard B. Davisחודש לפני


  75. TommyBoyZ

    TommyBoyZחודש לפני

    Just another Lexus CL500 if they sell this in United States.

  76. chris

    chrisחודש לפני

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

  77. Everard Santamarina

    Everard Santamarinaחודש לפני

    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.

  78. cyclonicleo

    cyclonicleoחודש לפני

    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.

  79. Kyle Chetram

    Kyle Chetramחודש לפני

    The bird is a phoenix I believe

  80. Punjabi Munda

    Punjabi Mundaחודש לפני

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

  81. CJ

    CJחודש לפני

    It doesn't look Japanese. It's looks like a European car.

  82. カズキkazuki

    カズキkazukiחודש לפני


  83. Xanomoros Films

    Xanomoros Films2 חודשים לפני

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

  84. i am useless

    i am useless2 חודשים לפני

    they dont want something flashy doug demuo relating to my dad

  85. xenoblue

    xenoblue2 חודשים לפני

    Google translator could have translated the screen for you

  86. Marko Novak

    Marko Novak2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  87. StanceTV

    StanceTV2 חודשים לפני

    Couldn't finish the video, way too many ads.

  88. Name not available

    Name not available2 חודשים לפני


  89. Alpzepta

    Alpzepta2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  90. Ryan Tiner

    Ryan Tiner2 חודשים לפני

    it looks ugly as home made sin!

  91. King Of The World

    King Of The World2 חודשים לפני

    Idiotic voice

  92. Mr

    Mr2 חודשים לפני

    why someone should choose century over lexus?!

  93. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark2 חודשים לפני

    It's like 2jz combined.. lol..

  94. Lemonade 400

    Lemonade 4002 חודשים לפני

    doily seat covers lol

  95. r e v e l a r e_ XVII

    r e v e l a r e_ XVII2 חודשים לפני



    FLORAL TV2 חודשים לפני

    Was it really to hard to whip out Google translate?

  97. Russ TheBuss

    Russ TheBuss2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  98. GA Putra

    GA Putra2 חודשים לפני

    its a phoenix btw

  99. Aristotelis Entertainment

    Aristotelis Entertainment2 חודשים לפני

    This car must have the most expensive cloth ever used in a car.

  100. Noah Morphew

    Noah Morphew2 חודשים לפני

    If it's a '97 then it's illegally imported.

  101. jremydeaton

    jremydeaton2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  102. hydrogen 1

    hydrogen 12 חודשים לפני

    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.