Toyota Motorsports GmbH has finally unveiled the super sedan it has been working on, and its official name is the TMG Sports 650. Why 650? Because this Lexus LS-based road rocket generates 650 PS, or about 641 horsepower, from its twin-turbo 5.0L V8 engine that's mated to an eight-speed transmission capable of handling all that force.

We don't know much more than that, as TMG unveiled the scooped, vented and flared body of the Sports 650 on its Facebook page, and while the company provided pics aplenty, details about the car like specs, pricing and availability are still absent. The Facebook post does tell us that the Sport 650's aerodynamics were developed in TMG's wind tunnels and that significant development has been dedicated to its handling, which we already knew based on the number of times prototypes were caught testing on Germany's Nürburgring.

Last we heard, the TMG Sport 650 will be making its official in-person debut at the Essen Motor Show in December. At that time, we might see TMG take one big step closer to becoming the factory performance tuning arm of Toyota, just like AMG is to Mercedes-Benz. Lexus could do a lot worse, with TMG having been the brains and brawn behind the company's last effort in Formula One, as well as its latest push to challenge Audi in Le Mans racing with the hybrid TS303 LMP1 car.


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      Malou H
      • 2 Years Ago
      why are people disappointed?? Its a project car. When a large company does this we expect more for us. Its a project car like your uncles, dads or the guy at the cars and coffee meet. Large companies are ran by people. And people...build project cars lol. People needed it to be newer lexus body, widely available and top gear testable. Not ever car a large company builds is for YOU. There is a certain amount of disappointment for those (especially people outside its pricing range for some stupid reason). If you were at a car meet and u saw it and you saw what it could do you wouldn't talk so much crap. Is it my type? No. Do i want one.... no maybe if it was free. But why so angry? Cars like this ARE a celebration of cars,mods, performance, and fun. You know before everything was so serious and ANAL. You have no problem going to SEMA and seeing it but when a big company does it you expect more. Its not for you.
      CruzControl
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank god it's fast, cause it sure ain't pretty. Lexus could very well unleash this beast on the 2015 LS.
      Jason
      • 2 Years Ago
      Show me an aftermarket body kit that was developed in the wind tunnel specifically for a vehicle to actually produce measurable downforce. Rice is something ostentatious that has no other value than being ostentatious (it does nothing for the car's dynamics). Technically, though, this would be sauerkraut, as it was designed and manufactured in Cologne, Germany. ;) However, you can't call it either because it actually DOES something on a car that wasn't designed to produce downforce to begin with.
      Adam
      • 2 Years Ago
      am i the only one who thinks the emblem on the front looks like a ford emblem at first glance? I had to double take
        Karl T
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Adam
        It was mounted in the Falcon grille they found second hand.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, now that's more like it Lexus!
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      TMG is so much like AMG, toyota, please keep the TTE or TRD. Meanwhile, its probably a very fast car, but its overstyled. I love that Toyota is going back to its once proud performance past.
      Terrance Parker
      • 2 Years Ago
      People who cares about the looks what you are missing the points here!!! This Toyota has more output than they're hallo car the LFA and I can't imagine it costs a fraction of what that car costs. They can take this power plant and put it in any number of they're cars.
      Papi L-Gee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Juuuuuuuuuuuuust a bit overstyled. Mainly on the sides and (to a lesser extent) in the rear. Who can argue with the power, though? Only Mercedes-AMG has broken 600 hp in this segment to date. No one expected Lexus to be the second.
      KDAWG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the Aussie Ford Falcon http://strumors.automobilemag.com/files/2011/07/2011-ford-fpv-falcon-gt-concept-front-three-quarters-view-623x389.jpg
      libertedelacroix
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dude, why the hell is Toyota working on this monstrosity when the Lexus GS is the model that needs the high performance version!?
        Dump
        • 2 Years Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        Maybe well-coined consumers are buying or want more S-class AMG's, M7's, S8's, & Panamera Turbo's these days. It seems that the flagship performance vehicles are making a comeback.
      msspamrefuge
      • 2 Years Ago
      No doubt capable, but ugly as sin. Luxury-performance sedans have become more extroverted over the past decade, but they still exude a degree of restraint that's wholly missing here. In light of the target market, I think TMG needs to find it. As a sidenote, the designation for Toyota's current LMP car is TS030.
      Mike McDonald
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's just really weird that Lexus has done this. First off, even though the car has some cool looking air scoops and thingymabobbers, the car, overall, is ugly as sin. Secondly, why would Lexus reveal a tuned previous generation LS when there is already a new model out? Thirdly, why wouldn't they just call this the LS-F? I don't think that the typical Lexus buyer will appreciate a model that has "Toyota" written anywhere on it. A lot of people don't even know that Toyota owns Lexus.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike McDonald
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