Take a look at the one and only Royal car which will make its first appearance at the coronation.
On April 30, 2019, Japanese Emperor Akihito became the first-ever Japanese imperial to voluntarily leave his throne. He stated that his weakness is the main purpose behind the decision. This also means the end of the Heisei Era of Japanese Emperors.
The official transition occurred on May 1, still, the coronation ceremony is yet to happen. This formal event will occur on October 22, and the occasion will welcome envoys and dignitaries from 120 countries and more. What's more, based on these photographs previously distributed by Japanese Nostalgic Car, it is likely that Emperor Naruhito—the man set to have Akihito's spot—will have his royal celebration in style.
The new emperor will ride in a new one-off Toyota Century convertible limo during the parade and around the ceremony route. His father, Emperor Akihito, appeared at his royal celebration in a drop-top Rolls Royce Corniche II that was both shorter and smaller than this Century. The Emperor's new custom Century convertible is practically indistinguishable from the fixed-rooftop vehicle (of course, it still has four doors), with a couple of adjustments of dimensional and inside interiors. The roofless Century is 5mm shorter than the model on which it's based, and the back seats are fixed instead of the reclining units spotted in the standard century. The new Century uses a hybrid powertrain with a 5.0-liter V-8 and two electric engines, a major advancement from the earlier Century's 5.0-liter V-12. It's the most extravagant model Toyota offers with a starting price of almost $200,000, and only a few selected buyers can reach this.
The Century is likewise embellished with a gold majestic seal as opposed to a license plate, and for the parade, the Emperor's flag will be put on the hood of the vehicle. As indicated by the Japanese Emperor Office, when the ceremony is over, the Cabinet Office will take charge of the car. This luxurious will be displayed at the guesthouses in Tokyo and Kyoto as a part of the celebration.