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Christopher Bruce2012-11-27 16:18:32

Toyota Showing Twin-Turbo Lexus LS at Essen Motor Show

With 641hp and 550lb-ft and accelerates to 60 in 3.9 seconds

 
 
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The TMG Sports 650 is a one-off for now

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Essen Motor Show shows three impressive racecars that we have seen before - the TS030TS030 HYBRIDToyota TS030 HYBRIDJapan, 2012 > present5 photos
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- and a twin-turbocharged version of the Lexus LS tuned by Toyota Motorsport GmbH that it calls the TMG Sports 650. 

The super sedan is based on the Lexus LS 460LS460Lexus LS460Japan, 2006 > present2 photos
with a twin-turbo version of Toyota's 5.0-liter V8 that has 641hp and 550lb-ft of torque. The transmission is the same eight-speed automatic from the standard LS, but it capable of moving the car to 320km/h (199mph) and to 60mph in 3.9 seconds. It also gets a harder suspension and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. The car on display is a one-off for now.

Toyota is also showing the a suite of race cars in Essen. The TS030 is obviously the brand's hybrid LMP1 car, and driver Alex Wurz will be at the show signing autographs. It is also showing two of its customer racing cars.

The GT86 CS-V3 is primarily designing to race in the CS-V3 class at the Nürburgring but is eligible in other series as well. The engine and transmission are the same as the road car, but it has a motorsport-tuned suspension, high performance brakes, roll cage and lower weight. Prices start at €38,500 excluding VAT. 

The Yaris R1A is meant as an introductory rally car with the 1.33-liter engine with 98hp from the Yaris but with motorsport upgrades. Prices start at €22,500 excluding VAT. 

 

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