TMG Sport 650 Concept Live Photos From 2012 Essen Motor Show

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TMG Sport 650 Concept Live From 2012 Essen Show

Already renowned for some of the most capable cars on the planet, Toyota GmbH, the company behind former F1 program and current Le Mans prototypes, has set itself a new to build a car that’s not only but comfortable too.

It was this philosophy that led the company to the one-off TMG Sport 650 (TS-650) car, which made its today at the 2012 Essen Show in Germany.

The design was also the reason TMG chose a LS luxury sedan for its first-ever car project, instead of a more choice such as a Lexus IS F or FR-S sports car.

The first thing you’ll from our live photos is how over-the-top the TS-650 is. Starting a LS 460, TMG engineers stripped the car to its shell, replaced the regular with a twin-turbocharged version of the IS F’s V-8, and then went improving the performance of virtually other aspect.

Here, the was to showcase the breadth of TMG’s capabilities. TMG admits its TS-650 is extreme but explains that projects, if given the green will probably be scaled in terms of performance.

How extreme is the TS-650? According to its engine delivers 641 horsepower in metric figures) and 564 pound-feet of Drive is sent to the rear via an eight-speed automatic transmission been modified to handle torque levels.

It also has a mode for sportier driving.

Sachs Roadster 650

Under the TS-650’s mix of steel, and carbon fiber panels is a limited slip differential in the and multi-link suspension with springs and Sachs dampers. The are lightweight BBS units measuring 20 in diameter and are shod with Michelin Pilot Sport The brakes are carbon ceramic from Brembo.

Initial at the Nürburgring, less than an drive from TMG’s in Cologne, Germany, has been The company says its TS-650 just 3.9 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph and keep going all the way to 200 mph. A lap time will be set as part of the evaluation process.

For now TMG will continue to gauge the interest in its concept, and the company that so far the response has been positive. In fact, TMG says is a possibility, should it receive orders for the car, and this then lead to future independently run firm already has the support of Toyota behind it.

As for we could see TMG become a dedicated brand of Toyota or Lexus, to what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz and the M Division is to it’s still very days. TMG concedes that things take time, and already has its TRD performance accessories while Lexus has its F range.

Should TMG start building its own they will be offered in runs of just a handful of at a time. Though it has the facilities to virtually anything from building significantly higher is still not possible for the company.

Sachs Roadster 650
Sachs Roadster 650
Sachs Roadster 650

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