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Old 09-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default Lexus LS-F ‘TMG Edition’ Spied With Flared Fenders, 650-HP




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A selection of photos of what is reported to be a new Lexus LS-F model testing at the Nurburgring are circulating the net this morning, but there’s more to this story. Several weeks back pictures of the car first hit the net along with photos of an upcoming LFA GTE race car that will be campaigned at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. At the request of Toyota those pictures were taken down, but they did not disappear and have reemerged now that the car has been spied again – and this time there are detailed specifications as well.

The widebody DTM-style uber-sedan (can you call a Japanese luxury sedan uber?) is actually named the TMG (Toyota Motorsport GmbH) Edition and looks to have been built by the brand’s motorsports division. The specs are intriguing but not exactly conclusive with a 650-hp engine reportedly under the hood. Thanks to a spied spec sheet the TMG Edition’s engine has a displacement of 5.0-liters and revs to 9000 rpm. Could it be a twin-turbo version of the IS-F motor? Or perhaps a larger displacement version of the LFA’s engine? We have a feeling more will be revealed at the Tokyo Auto Show in December.

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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Looks like "carbage" to me.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #3
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I like it, a lot.
It's probably going to be pricey though...
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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Not a fan of the hood vents or the rear wing. But a 650hp luxury sedan is never a bad thing.

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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That looks beyond awful.

If they tone it down, I'm sure it'd be nice.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:18 AM   #6
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the wide fenders and vents need to be integrated better.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:07 AM   #7
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It looks just as tacky and pieced-together as the IS-F.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:48 AM   #8
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It looks just as tacky and pieced-together as the IS-F.
The new IS-F looks quite a bit more subdued.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:06 AM   #9
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Looks like a giant Saab.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:18 AM   #10
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Those silly extended wheel lips just don't do it. Make a wide body like they used to with tanked out fenders. It just looks more masculine and racer style.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:07 PM   #11
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looks like a pontiac g8
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:32 PM   #12
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looks like a pontiac g8
That's an insult to even a Pontiac.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:43 PM   #13
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Lexus can't win around here. They get accused of having 'boring' designs with no 'soul' or 'passion' and when they make a car that breaks that stereotype like the LF-A people rag on them for the price. Now they make this car and it's 'tacky' and 'pieced together'.

I'll give them credit for both the LF-A and this concept-model just because it breaks their 'boring' soul-less stereotype. I do like the satin-finish paint job. Any company that pushes the boundries of their own design philosophy (or auto-design in general) is doing something right as far as I am concerned - doesn't mean it has to be a high-volume production model.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:59 PM   #14
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Holy crap please tell me that is not real.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:08 PM   #15
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The Mothereffinnnnn Gangsta Edition!!
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:12 PM   #16
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Throw that drive-train in a coupe and label it a Supra please!
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #17
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The new IS-F looks quite a bit more subdued.
What new IS-F?

They redid the interior and added some features recently, but I haven't seen any significant exterior changes anywhere...

(Not that I mind, I like the IS-F)
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:45 PM   #18
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I'm sure that the underpinnings are fantastic parts, but lose the chrome accents on the grill and the rims. Those and the stick-on looking skirts and spoiler ruin this for me.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:02 AM   #19
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What new IS-F?

They redid the interior and added some features recently, but I haven't seen any significant exterior changes anywhere...

(Not that I mind, I like the IS-F)
The exterior did change, subtly. Take a look some photos.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:54 PM   #20
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9K redline - nice. otherwise, this car makes me barf.
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“We wanted a showcase for the Formula 1 technologies we’d developed. We thought it would be fun to put them in a road car base.” So says Toyota Motorsport Germany’s Alastair Moffitt, describing the rational behind building the Lexus LS based TMG 650.

First revealed at the Essen Motor Show in 2012, the TMG 650 is the car that many have labelled as Lexus’ answer to Mercedes AMG. Based on a 2010 Lexus LS, the concept car shows off TMG’s engineering skills, and pushes the limits of performance and imagination.

Under the bonnet, there’s a twin turbo 5.0-litre Lexus V8 engine connected to an eight-speed high-torque gearbox. Maximum power output is an incredible 650hp while top speed is 198mph – but if you think that’s outandlish, it’s worth bearing in mind that the car has been “refined” in recent months. In the early days, says Moffitt, it was making 800bhp…

“You could, of course, take a very light car but that’s too close to what we were doing before, in terms of prototyping and small formula cars, so we preferred to take a large Lexus, bring our Formula 1 knowledge and experience, using the processes and facilities we have available to us back at TMG in Cologne, to put that into practice to show what you can really do with a car like this.” Moffitt continued.

“[We wanted to show] how you can refine the handling, you can refine the performance, you can deliver more speed, you can take away weight, so this is a showcase for all of those technologies.

“It’s a sweetshop for engineers in a way because you have so many different areas for development. We’ve been optimising every area that we could. That doesn’t mean that this car will be this shape on the road, it’s a laboratory car that shows the different aspects that you can work on.

“We started on this car in 2010. This is the phase 3 car. The phase 1 car started in 2010, that was extremely ambitious, we really wanted to create a formula 1 car combined with a limousine so we had many ideas with all the technology, we’re looking at 800BHP so it was a very serious bit of kit.

“We then took what we learned from that, we refined it in the areas we could, but crucially we had to look to road application. So you start to look towards Euro5 emissions, you need to think about fuel efficiency, and it needs to be practical so that we can, at least in concept, design a car that can be built and built again.

“At the moment there are no plans to put this car into any kind of production. We would like to think that some of the areas we’ve shown on this car will lead into future projects for us at TMG.

“We believe you can be very strong in developing prototype examples which could then be taken by the Toyota or Lexus group and expanded into small series production cars. So, we hope this is an exciting time, we want to be more involved in the road car side of things, it’s an interesting and very challenging industry so we’d like to bring something to the brand.”
http://blog.lexus.co.uk/2013/08/lexu...its-the-track/
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #22
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is that big red emergency button for the ejection seat?
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #23
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is that big red emergency button for the ejection seat?
It's for at the end of the night when your escort asks to get paid. Push the button and drive off.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #24
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That's the oil filter, durr. Easy access when inside the cabin instead of the engine bay.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #25
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It's for at the end of the night when your escort asks to get paid. Push the button and drive off.
in that case i'll take two of these monstrosities.
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