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 |  Sep 19 2011, 12:04 PM

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A selection of photos of what is reported to be a new Lexus LS-F model testing at the Nurburgring are circulating the net this morning, but there’s more to this story. Several weeks back pictures of the car first hit the net along with photos of an upcoming LFA GTE race car that will be campaigned at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. At the request of Toyota those pictures were taken down, but they did not disappear and have reemerged now that the car has been spied again – and this time there are detailed specifications as well.

The widebody DTM-style uber-sedan (can you call a Japanese luxury sedan uber?) is actually named the TMG (Toyota Motorsport GmbH) Edition and looks to have been built by the brand’s motorsports division. The specs are intriguing but not exactly conclusive with a 650-hp engine reportedly under the hood. Thanks to a spied spec sheet the TMG Edition’s engine has a displacement of 5.0-liters and revs to 9000 rpm. Could it be a twin-turbo version of the IS-F motor? Or perhaps a larger displacement version of the LFA’s engine? We have a feeling more will be revealed at the Tokyo Auto Show in December.

GALLERY: Lexus LS TMG Edition

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[Source: My.IS]

 |  Oct 27 2009, 2:25 PM

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Set to officially debut next week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, next to a selection of other modified Lexus vehicles, Fox Marketing has decided to jump the gun, revealing all there is to know about the extremely custom IS350C. While the bright green paint (in true Fox Marketing style) might be the most obvious, the most impressive mod is easily the ProCharger blower under the hood that helps the 3.5-liter V6 pump out 405-hp.

Other performance modifications include an F-Sport exhaust and set of Yonaka coilovers, to help the drop-top Lexus sit low on a new set of custom 20-inch iForged wheels. Inside those wheels there’s even a big set of F-Sport performance brakes.

Inside, the car gets Lexus’s cream white hide, while a Classic Design Concepts light bar helps give the car a sporty flare.

Outside, it’s more than just a few coats of green paint. The car received a custom 2-inch widebody conversion with new fenders, a new front lip spoiler, rear bumper and a Seibon carbon fiber rear wing. As for the paint color, Foxy Green, it’s even been named after the company known for building some of the wildest SEMA creations.

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GALLERY: Fox Marketing Lexus IS350C

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See the full specs after the jump:

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