You Can Own A Toyota Century GRMN Just Like Akio Toyoda But There’s A Catch

There are thought to be only two Toyota Century GRMN models in existence and now enthusiasts around the world have the opportunity to own one themselves. Sort of.

Last year it emerged that Toyota chief executive Akio Toyoda was the proud owner of the first Century GRMN and earlier this year, a second example, this time painted black, was shown to the world. Fans of the car can now get a scale model version thanks to Kyosoho.

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The 1/18 diecast scale models are available for 19,800 yen (US$182.40) and perfectly mimic the look of Toyoda’s white example. The model includes the same black bumpers and side skirts while also being equipped with sporty wheels. It even features Toyota Gazoo Racing license plates as well as small GRMN badges on the front and rear.

Take a peek inside the cabin and you will notice everything from the real thing has been shrunk and is found in the scale model, including the gear lever, steering wheel, gauges, and central infotainment screen.

Details about the real-life Toyota Century GRMN are scarce, especially when it comes to what modifications it benefits from excluding the exterior upgrades. Some speculate that it features the same 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine as the standard Century with hybrid assistance, resulting in a total of 425 hp. If the car is indeed a full-blown GRMN model and not solely adorned with visual tweaks then you can bet some alterations have also been made to the brakes and suspension components.

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  • TheBelltower

    This thing is hideous. If we could have the design of the 300C with the mechanicals of the Century, we’d have a pretty amazing lead-sled sedan.

    • Ben

      C’mon now, “hideous”? I can agree its not everyone’s cup of noodles, but “hideous” is reserved for Chevy’s 2500HD, Nissan Juke, fiat 500L.

      • TheBelltower

        Maybe hideous is an overstatement. But it is definitely no bueno.

  • Bob

    So lowkey. So three-box shaped. It goes against all the swoopy BS we are getting today. I love it.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Right? I love the unique nature of the car.

      It’s the only Toyota that stands out in a good way.

  • Bash

    Why Toyota? Why??

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  • Craig

    THIS should become the flagship Lexus. Above the LS.

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