The Toyota Aristo released in 1991, is considered the sports sedan version of the Toyota Crown Majesta. Both cars share the same chassis. The styling, uncharacteristically bold for Toyota, is said to have been conceived by Giorgetto Giugiaro and then refined in-house and creates an imposing presence for a 4-door sedan.
The interior is luxurious yet at the same time sporty. The 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder dual overhead cam model 2JZ-GE engine, also used in such cars as the Toyota Supra, comes in two types: naturally-aspirated and twin turbo. The latter delivers 276hp and 319 lb-ft of torque.
The Aristo has a 4 speed automatic transmission. The chassis is the same as the Majesta’s, a front engine rear drive design with 4-wheel double-wishbone suspension and ventilated disc front and rear brakes. But modifications make the suspension firmer for sporty driving.
With features like these, the Toyota Aristo 3.0 V delivers a sporty ride that belies its luxury sedan appearance, and power that even puts some sports cars to shame.