TMG Lexus LS 650 prototype to debut at Essen Motor Show - report

According to a recent report, Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) will finally unveil the Lexus LS 650 prototype at the Essen Motor Show.

Originally spotted over a year ago, the car is slated to feature an aerodynamic body kit with aggressive bumpers, a front splitter and extended wheel arches. We can also expect a ventilated hood, a trunk-mounted spoiler and unique alloy wheels that are backed up by high-performance brakes.

TMG spokesman Alastair Moffitt told Motor Authority the model will be powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces more than 600 HP (441 kW). However, a leaked document showed the engine will actually have 650 HP (478 kW) and 710 Nm (524 lb-ft) of torque. It also revealed the 2070 kg (4,563 lb) sedan will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).

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Motor show Essen Motor Show
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Article type Rumours
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