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      10-05-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Lexus LS TMG or LS-F running at Ring

A lexus LS TMG Edition or LS-F running at Ring it it seems Lexus is starting to get a little more serous about its sport division.

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Article from Autoevolution

The car is apparently called the TMG Edition, which stands for Toyota Motorsport GmbH. Basically, what this means is that the car was built by Toyota’s motorsport division to show what it can do when money and carbon fiver are not an issue. It’s still early to talk about such things, but we can’t rule out the LS going into production.


LS TMG Edition specs

Back to the spec sheets, which show that the car comes with a a 4,968 cc (5.0-liter engine) that develops an astounding 650 horsepower. To put this into perspective, the mighty LFA supercar only has about 550 horsepower from its 72 degree 4.8-liter V10 engine.

This is basically the same engine block as the IS-F, but the fact that the LS has about 50 percent more power and it comes the V8 is a screamer (revs to 9,000 rpm) could indicate either some racing tech is involved or that this is a turbocharged mill. Indeed, the torque figure of 710 Nm also points the finger towards forced induction, as the IS-F only has 505 Nm (372 lb-ft).

Whatever the case, the 650 horsepower is sufficient to push the 2 ton brute to a 100 km/h (62 mph)in just 4.2 seconds, and on to a top speed of 320 km/h. The body of the LS has clearly been lowered and features the same sort of bits as touring cars do. Could Lexus be going after another Nurburgring lap record?

We expect to hear more of the TMG Edition when the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show get underway in December, when we'll also get to find out if we can call it a LS-F or not.
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Lexus making something exciting!! Alpina B7 challenger it looks like, with 345mm rear tires Can't wait to see this bad boy unveiled. 9000 RPM!!!
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A 5 liter engine pushing 650 HP and revving to 9k RPM? That can't be right.... can it?

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Holy... well this is surprising coming from Lexus...
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A 5 liter engine pushing 650 HP and revving to 9k RPM? That can't be right.... can it?

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Only problem is that I hear rumors the LS-F is going to be around 175K. I wouldn't mind a GS-F with 650 hp for 100K but 175K is bordering on supercar cost.
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Would love to see that engine in production, but not in an LS shell.
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Cool stats, hopefully the clean up that front end.
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Use it to power the new supra.... mmmmm
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Looks flat out retarded, like it's the main character's car in the next Fast & Furious movie. And putting a high-revving engine in the top of the range variant of it's heavy executive sedan just doesn't make sense. Mercedes did it right with the S65.
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Yeah this doesn't add up at all...

A 9K rpm V8 in a large sedan that weighs 4500 lbs and floats like an aircraft carrier with that suspension.

I am curious to see what the reality here is.

edit- just realized with those torque figures that the facts above are impossible... this is a forced induction engine no doubt and there is no way it revs even close to that high
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Yeah this doesn't add up at all...

A 9K rpm V8 in a large sedan that weighs 4500 lbs and floats like an aircraft carrier with that suspension.

I am curious to see what the reality here is.

edit- just realized with those torque figures that the facts above are impossible... this is a forced induction engine no doubt and there is no way it revs even close to that high
You're right, I just noticed that too. Since when do high-revving NA motors make more torque than power, let alone that much more? No way are they putting a 9K revving turbo motor in an LS.
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You're right, I just noticed that too. Since when do high-revving NA motors make more torque than power, let alone that much more?
It's more than likely the IS-F motor turbo'd... that makes by far the most sense. An 8.4L V10 Viper produces close to that torque in NA form and as you can see this engine is much much smaller.
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It's more than likely the IS-F motor turbo'd... that makes by far the most sense. An 8.4L V10 Viper produces close to that torque in NA form and as you can see this engine is much much smaller.
You're right, I'm just used to looking at lower displacement motors.
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