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Toyota V-12 on the dyno #4531697
10/02/17 12:01 AM
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Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: Shannow] #4531705
10/02/17 12:08 AM
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Awesome car. I'd love to have one.

Many politicians and Japanese royalty use the Century too.


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Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: Shannow] #4531716
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One of my coworkers imported a century, its the older v8 version. What a nice car to drive. There is nothing quite like jumping into a car and cruising it around and having someone pull up next to you to ask what it is and it taking a few minutes to figure out where the window button is. I mustve opened and closed the wing windows several times. Really love driving it.

Its funny until i drove it he didnt know the cruise control worked. I neither read nor write japanese nor does he.

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Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: Shannow] #4531718
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Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: Shannow] #4531735
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That's the Hampton Downs track not far north of town. Must be the only non flat track in NZ, which is strange for a country with no flat land.


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Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: Shannow] #4531822
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Interior reminds me of a 1980s Mercedes that has been done up with a new head unit.

Not that keen on the exterior styling... is this vehicle somehow better/stronger than the Lexus LS, which has always been a "handsome" car (imo).

Wonder why this engine hasn't made it into an LS to compete with V12 S class and 7-series...

Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: JHZR2] #4531903
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2

Wonder why this engine hasn't made it into an LS to compete with V12 S class and 7-series...


These things occasionally pop-up for sale in the US. I think I remember seeing one that had been swapped.


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Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: Shannow] #4531995
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The Century was above the Lexus LS/Toyota Celsior even though it seemed like an old-school Japanese luxobarge. That 1GZ-FE has made its way into modded Supras, and it has two engine control systems - one for each bank of cylinders.

Toyota doesn't build the Century anymore. I don't think Japanese royalty wouldn't be caught dead in the new 5th gen Lexus LS500/500h.

Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: nthach] #4532027
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Crazy for those people to stand around while it's running, engine let go or the drive line lets go that girl in tank top and shorts is toast. no-no

Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: Malo83] #4532058
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Originally Posted By: Malo83
Crazy for those people to stand around while it's running, engine let go or the drive line lets go that girl in tank top and shorts is toast. no-no



It's no different than standing next to a car when it's idling. If the tow straps let go (very rare), the car is going forward, not sideways.


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Re: Toyota V-12 on the dyno [Re: dparm] #4532080
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Originally Posted By: Malo83
Crazy for those people to stand around while it's running, engine let go or the drive line lets go that girl in tank top and shorts is toast. no-no



It's no different than standing next to a car when it's idling. If the tow straps let go (very rare), the car is going forward, not sideways.

If the drive shaft has a U-joint failure of some sort though? Its wanting to go sideways somewhere with lots of energy to send shrapnel all over the place! Or a tire blows? Everything is spinning around there at 100mph, with lots of stored energy in the dyno.


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