Toyota's V12 Is One of the World's Great Sounding Engines

You might not know the 1GZ-FE. After you hear it, you'll want to.

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Toyota is most famous for the straight-six in the Supra, the 2JZ. Perhaps it deserves more recognition for the 1GZ.

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Toyota's 1GZ is a 5.0 liter V12 that powers the Japanese-market Century. In that application, it's meant to be smooth and whisper quiet. This is the same engine in a 1979 Toyota Corona linked to a manual gearbox. The sound. You must hear the sound.

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