TMG Lexus LS 650 prototype to debut at Essen Motor Show - report

 TMG Lexus LS 650 prototype to debut at Essen Motor Show - report
Lexus LS TMG Edition leaked photo - 22.9.2011 / Autoguide

Racing meets luxury

According to a recent report, Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will finally unveil the Lexus LS 650 prototype at the Essen Motor Show.

Originally spotted over a year ago, the car is slated to feature an aerodynamic body kit with aggressive bumpers, a front splitter and extended wheel arches. We can also expect a ventilated hood, a trunk-mounted spoiler and unique alloy wheels that are backed up by high-performance brakes.

TMG spokesman Alastair Moffitt told Motor Authority the model will be powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces more than 600 HP (441 kW). However, a leaked document showed the engine will actually have 650 HP (478 kW) and 710 Nm (524 lb-ft) of torque. It also revealed the 2070 kg (4,563 lb) sedan will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).

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Yeah, it looks nice, but why? A performance version of the GS (GS-F) is long overdue, which would make a lot more sense than a hi-po LS anyway, but they make a performance LS first? Is this even going to be for sale? I doubt it, and if they do sell it, it will be offered in ridiculously low numbers. And why not "LS-F"?
Nov 12, 2012 9:19 am
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Get rid of the rear spoiler, increase the ground clearance by changing the bumpers & I'm in :-)
Nov 10, 2012 4:39 pm
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Nov 9, 2012 9:30 pm
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A bit too muscular for a 4 door sedan.
Nov 9, 2012 9:10 pm
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Mercedes Benz does it all the time. Why not Lexus?
Nov 9, 2012 10:11 pm
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No, they don't. Unlike this one, the S 65 AMG does not look like something from the Fast and Furious movies.
Nov 10, 2012 7:59 am
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Nov 9, 2012 4:51 pm
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