The Toyota Crown has carefully pieced together a name with over 50 years of tradition. Its mature operation makes the driver thoroughly feel the richness of that accumulated history. Even with that, the "Athlete" Subname is given only to the sports models.
Dispite being overshadowed due to its unpopularity and sedated first impressions the Toyota Crown Athlete makes straightforward work of semi-technical courses due to its FR Layout and simplistic handling character. However the Crown Athlete is more suited to long stretches of highway due to its above average of acceleration, topspeed of 341 and extra weight. The weight and long wheelbase however can also produce moderate setbacks in the terms of controlling
the car on tight corners and narrow roads therefore veteran drivers of the Crown tend to avoid racing competively technical courses such as Hakone.