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TMG Sports 650 concept revealed - based on the pre-facelift Lexus LS

 TMG Sports 650 concept revealed - based on the pre-facelift Lexus LS
TMG Sports 650 concept 27.11.2012

Debuts at the Essen Motor Show

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has released new details about their Sports 650 concept.

Based on a pre-facelift Lexus LS, the Sports 650 is described as a "high-end limousine-sized car which is equally comfortable and exciting on the road as on track days." It features an aggressive body kit with a new front bumper, a revised grille and a ventilated hood. There's also carbon fiber side skirts and a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and a four-tailpipe exhaust system.

Power is provided by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 650 HP (478 kW) and 710 Nm (524 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to an upgraded eight-speed automatic transmission which enables the 2070 kg (4,563 lb) sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).

In a statement TMG President Yoshiaki Kinoshita said, "This is a truly remarkable car with incredible performance; we are looking forward to hearing the reaction of visitors to this showcase of TMG’s engineering capabilities.”

Source: Toyota Motorsport GmbH

TMG REVEALS ESSEN DETAILS

27 November 2012
TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will present a range of high-performance vehicles at the Essen Motor Show (1-9 December), showcasing its race and road car developments.

A highlight of TMG’s exhibit, located at stand 103 in hall six, will be the TS030 HYBRID, which won three races for TOYOTA Racing in its debut season in the FIA World Endurance Championship using a unique hybrid powertrain.

Fans will also get the chance to meet TOYOTA Racing driver Alex Wurz, with autograph sessions on 30 November at 15.00 and 1 December at 10.30, while official merchandise will be on sale.

The TS030 HYBRID will share the stage with TMG’s entry-level motorsport products, the race-ready GT86 CS-V3 and the Yaris R1A rally car.

The GT86 CS-V3 is already a class-winner in the gruelling Nürburgring 24 Hours and is now offered to private customers as a race-ready, easy-to-maintain race car for €38,500 excluding VAT (€45,815 including German VAT).

This high-performance circuit racer is suitable for a variety of production-based championships, including the German VLN series, and can be upgraded with various options to further enhance performance.
Alongside the GT86 CS-V3 on the stand at Essen will be the Yaris R1A rally car, which has been developed specifically as an entry-level car suitable for events at local, national and international level.
Priced below €22,500 excluding VAT (€26,775 including German VAT) for car plus kit, the Yaris R1A is a safe, reliable and exciting stepping stone into the world of rally competition for drivers of all ages.
Making its first public appearance at Essen will be the TMG Sports 650 concept, a TMG-developed 650hp, bi-turbo super sports car based on the Lexus LS 460.

As a showcase for TMG’s high-performance capabilities, this heavily-modified road car is intended to push the limits of performance in all areas.

It features a 4,969cm³ 650PS V8 engine, intended to achieve a top speed of 320km/h via an eight-speed high-torque-capacity transmission while the aerodynamics have been improved using TMG’s cutting-edge wind tunnels.

The TMG Sports 650 is a high-end limousine-sized car which is equally comfortable and exciting on the road as on track days.

Yoshiaki Kinoshita, TMG President: “The Essen Motor Show is a great opportunity to highlight a range of TMG’s current projects, from the very high-end engineering like our race-winning WEC car or the road-going TMG Sports 650 to entry-level competition with the GT86 CS-V3 and Yaris R1A. These vehicles perfectly illustrate the diversity of our company and they also highlight the spirit of TMG; high-performance is part of our DNA and we want to share that passion with fans, drivers and racers. In particular, we are proud to show the TMG Sports 650 super sports car in public for the first time. This is a truly remarkable car with incredible performance; we are looking forward to hearing the reaction of visitors to this showcase of TMG’s engineering capabilities.”

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Comments (5)

 norther norther
the exhaust tips..... bad idea!
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November 28, 2012 4:21 pm
 Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
Nice!
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November 27, 2012 1:44 pm
 dmanero dmanero
I like some aspects of the car, but why use an old model, wouldn't it be better to use a new lexus model.
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November 27, 2012 1:43 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
The pre-facelift LS doesn't have a sporty image, but TMG have done a good job to make this car look racy. Would love to see the IS get the same treatment.
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November 27, 2012 12:21 pm
 KhoaNguyen KhoaNguyen
Nice effort and concept from Toyota. Would love to see this performance/turbo trickle down to a LS-F, GS-F, and future IS-F. Toyota/Lexus need to hurry up and roll out its TMG brand.
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November 27, 2012 12:04 pm