Lexus LS TMG Sports 650 Concept debuts with 641-hp twin-turbo V8
Lexus has unleashed a new concept that breaks the mold of its LS predecessors with track ready performance, plenty of displacement and a ton of power.
The previous generation LS inspired the design of the LS TMG Sports 650 Concept, which was crafted by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG). Also known as the TS-650 Concept, the model features TMG badging, a new front bumper with larger air vents, enhanced wheel arches, LED daytime running strips, extended side skirts, a fresh rear bumper with a diffuser and quad tailpipes and a deck-lid spoiler. A set of BBS alloy wheels have been added and wrapped in Michelin high-performance tires, as well as a new hood with deep vents and fender air outlets.
Powering the concept is a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine that can hit up to 9,000 rpm and pumps out an awesome 641hp and 524 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, although it remains unclear whether the power is being transferred to the rear wheels or all four.
Toyota Motorsport says “it’s aerodynamics were developed in TMG’s wind tunnels and significant development has been dedicated to handling.”
Plans for the future of this concept are still under wraps, but will be revealed at it’s official unveiling at the 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany next weel.
A sizeable gallery has been released until then. Check that out and let us know what you think about the possibilities for the next LS.
-By: Alexandra Koken