Toyota Motorsport Gmbh (TMG), the autonomously run motorsports associate for Toyota and Lexus, has reveal its first concept car planned chiefly for road use. The concept is the new TMG Sports 650, which is support on a Lexus LS 460 sedan and is set to make its community entrance this Friday at the 2012 Essen Motor Show in Germany.
The growth of a road car by TMG represents a radical leaving from the company’s conventional projects. TMG was formerly dependable for building Toyota’s Formula One cars and more freshly has been structure things like the TS-030 Hybrid Le Mans example, Lexus LFA N24 race cars and record-setting electric example.
Earlier this year news broke that Toyota chief were allowing for turning TMG into a presentation brand for road-going Toyota and Lexus models, similar to what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz and the M separation to BMW. While authentication on this move is yet to be made, TMG building its first road car perception hints powerfully at the opportunity.
In fact, TMG has formerly confirmed to Motor influence that making of the new TS-650 could happen if insist was adequate and, in a statement, TMG boss Yoshiaki Kinoshita said, “This is a truly amazing car with unbelievable presentation; we are looking forward to hearing the response of visitors to this showcase of TMG’s engineering capability.”
As formerly reported, the TS-650 packs a twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine bring 641 horsepower (650 in metric figures) and 564 pound-feet of torque. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed usual transmission that’s been customized to handle high torque levels. It also has a physical method for sportier driving.