Lexus fans are abuzz over the sight of a potential new LS-based super sedan, and details about the mystery machine are leaking out across the intertubes. The folks at AutoGuide have somehow managed to get shots of the Nürburgring-running prototype parked in a garage along witha a conveniently displayed spec sheet which gives us a lot more information about the sporty four door shown testing on the 'Ring.

According to their information it's called the Lexus LS TMG Edition, and the TMG stands for Toyota Motorsport GmbH. That would be the European motorsports branch for the Japanese automaker, which helps to explain the Cologne plates spotted on the car. According to the spied spec sheet, the LS TMG boasts a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 641 horsepower and 524 pound-feet of torque. That should be enough to push the large luxo rocket from 0-62 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds and on to a top speed that's a hair under 200 miles per hour.

While we have no idea whether this is a production prototype, a one-off exercise or something else entirely, the very existence of a 641-horsepower, 200 mile-per-hour Lexus LS suggests that the crew behind the LFA are holding increasing sway over the Toyota luxury asylum. Needless to say, we're okay with that.


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      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lexus isnt playing around anymore. Super LS FTW.
      MattVolk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Per that spec sheet the engine has a 9000 RPM redline!
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's one fast sedan for it's size and about as fast as IS-F. Glad to see that Toyota is building up on Lexus's line up.
        zamafir
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        Fast? like everything else production right now (S8, etc) sure. I'm curious though why it's 'only' (lol at the performance world we live in) as an S8 when this concept has 150 MORE hp, and the S8 is AWD. From what i recall from the LF-A literature the '10 in there is pretty compact/light relatively... I'm sure the production iteration will improve. If lexus can pull this off, bring it into production at a realistic price (S8/S63AMG levels) they'll bring even more credibility to their burgeoning F brand.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lexus has officially left Infinti and Acura in the dust... First it was the 300hp rwd GS400.. then IS350... then the ISF... then the LFA... now this LS and the talk about a GS-F ? Toyota/Lex is out for blood. I dare someone to call Lexus "boring" ever again.
        Keven Fitzpatrick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Go drive the ES and RX you bias fanboy. You know, the two Camry-derived models that makeup the VAST MAJORITY of Lexus's n. American auto sales (the only market it is relevant in). keep making up fanciful delusions - you just look foolish.
          slip_angle
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Keven Fitzpatrick
          Yes, because the existence of mainstream models means enthusiast ones don't exist. 'THERE IS NO CORVETTE.' 'what?' 'AVEO.' 'right... '
          miketim1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Keven Fitzpatrick
          Are the ES and RX the only Lexus models ? I must have made up those other models I stated huh. Rx and EX sell because their great cars bravo to them. Very well built, extremely reliable and comfotable. Whats your purpose... go away now cause the more you talkin the more unintelligent you look.
          ShutoSteve
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Keven Fitzpatrick
          No, YOU look foolish.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Not to mean the models before the F which are call the F-Sport which come tuned with more power and track tuned suspention . . . Now W.e Toyota is doing to Lexus lets them now do it to their Toyota line.
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      A) that needs to make it to production and B) it needs to come to the U.S.
      Marc Underwood
      • 3 Years Ago
      641 hp, 200 mph, and playing in the backyard ruled by Munich, Affalterbach, and Ingolstadt without gloves on. Who has been giving engineers testosterone? These guys are growing a pair rapidly.
      RA
      • 3 Years Ago
      VIP power. i can dig that.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would guess it would be called the LS-F. This should combat the B7 alpina and the AMG S63. Possibly the S65. Go for it.
        Alex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        Considering the power output, the B7 and S63 can't compete. The s65 and 760i maybe.
      founerra
      • 3 Years Ago
      F*ck the 8 speed transmission, make it 10 SPEEDS!!!
      Peter T
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lol why isn't it called the Lexus LS-F. I thought they were still trying to bring about the 'Lexus Finesse'
      Kiiks
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota should really let TTE (TMG) handle all the development work for their road cars. Except the Camry. Let the geriatrics keep that one. Which reminds me, Toyota has a massive motorsport empire. TMG ,(F1, LM24, WRC) TRD USA, (NASCAR) Toyota Motorsports Japan (SuperGT, Formula Nippon) and Gazoo Racing. I hope this 'roided-out LS is a glimpse of things to come from Toyota who would do well to leverage these assets that many manufacturers would love to have access to.
      RF
      • 3 Years Ago
      TO ALL HATERS AGAIN! YOU JUST CANT ACCEPT IT!!
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