The people at Toyota Motorsport GmbH have been responsible for the Japanese automaker's motorsports efforts since the 1970s, but since Toyota pulled out of Formula One after the 2009 season, the tuning shop has been developing a super sedan based on the Lexus LS called the Sports 650. Details on TMG's first road car have been scarce, but XCAR was recently invited to drive the 641-horsepower Lexus on track.

Here's what we know: the Sports 650 has enough power to sprint to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds, tops out at 199 mph, weighs over two tons and utilizes LFA brakes. Oh, and its twin-turbo V8 bellows like an AMG V8. That last part isn't surprising when considering TMG could become Toyota's in-house tuning arm - like AMG is to Mercedes-Benz. As for the bespoke body kit, fender flares and stacked exhaust pipes? They fit the car well and even remind us a bit of Lexus' other high-performance sedan, the IS F. Currently there are no plans for the Sports 650 to be made into a production car, but we doubt TMG is devoting this much effort developing the LS into a road-rocket for nothing.

Check out XCAR's video below to see the AMG-fighter wrung out on track, and then ponder what could be if TMG were let loose to fiddle with other cars in Lexus' lineup. Now that's something we could get used to!


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      NamorF-Pro
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is one hell of a beast!! Just give it the body of the Five Axis LS F-Sport and woah...*step back*... perfection! Green light from me!!
      Tom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now this is a Lexus I can get excited about. Most Lexi I have driven feels like mush. Cant have any fun. Though I havnt driven and ISF or LFA.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thats an odd sounding V8, it growls...
      DJjswift
      • 1 Year Ago
      She looks ready all day everyday
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      An LS will never be a sports car. Lexus is about vanilla luxury, even if it's fast you will feel it as much as you do Novocaine. This is what Lexus shoppers look for, they call that "smooth."
        • 1 Year Ago
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      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lexus ISF Lexus ISF Dynamic Sports Tuning special edition Lexus LFA Standard. Lexus Nur TMG's super Lexus LS Sports 650 upcoming GSF upcoming RCF coupe 455hp Lexus is out for blood. Lexus of yesterday is gone.
        imag
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        The F Sport 460 is actually a brilliant car as well. Sporty and luxurious. I am actually less impressed with this TMG.
          miketim1
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imag
          put this tmg engine and suspention and brakes in the regular F Sport 460 body and lexus is fcukin gold !
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        @miketim1
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          Bobby
          • 1 Year Ago
          I applaud the effort of Lexus in putting an emphasis on performance. It was a common complaint and they listened. I know I didn't ask BMW to be softer but they did it anyway
          miketim1
          • 1 Year Ago
          Your comment is too stupid to entertain.
          Tirac
          • 1 Year Ago
          Best at what? Is any manufacturer the best at anything?
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      mchica
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the fact that Lexus is finally getting serious about performance.
      n61wp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Ford Taurus......
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        @n61wp
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        miketim1
        • 1 Year Ago
        A lot of ppl wont like that ! Haha tell you one thing it def looks and moves faster then any S8 or amg that I have seen.. it even has more power then the S7... LFA brakes now thats awesome. I honestly dont think there's another car like this LS
      Just Drew
      • 1 Year Ago
      Front looks like a "tricked" out Ford SHO O_o http://www.lincah.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/2011-Ford-Taurus-SHO-by-Rick-Bottom-Designs-Front-Angle-View-588x396.jpg
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Just Drew
        I see it too, the SHO also has four wheels and some glass! /sarcasm
      Chumley
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds nice but visually it's embarrassing. Looks like a kid with limited resources put it together with every cliched bolt on part he could get a hold of.
      thomas.leopard
      • 1 Year Ago
      From the thumbnail on my phone I briefly thought it was a nissan versa.
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