Home / Auto News / News article: Lexus LS Based TMG Sports 650 Concept Unveiled - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Nov 27 2012, 11:38 AM

Based on the¬†Lexus LS 460, Toyota’s motorsports division TMG has just unveiled the Sports 650 concept ahead of its debut at the upcoming Essen Motor Show.¬†

Under the hood is a twin-turbo V8 that puts out 641 hp, mated to an eight-speed transmission that gives the Sports 650 a top speed of just under 200 mph. The car will likely have rear-wheel drive, but could also receive an all-wheel drive system.  TMG used the last generation Lexus LS for the concept, but massaged the body panels quite a bit to improve the aerodynamics. When it all comes together, the car will sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds, and stop using Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.

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The body now incorporates quite a few carbon fiber add-ons, as well as TMG badges where the Lexus badges would normally be.

Rumors have been circulating that TMG would like to become a performance sub-brand of Lexus, and the reception of the Sports 650 will likely help the brand to determine if that hook up would be successful.

GALLERY: TMG Sports 650