Toyota Motorsport GmbH has taken a stock Lexus LS460 and turned it into the TMG Sports 650 – a supercar-hassling track weapon that is on display at the Essen aftermarket motor show in Germany.
A twin-turbocharged version of the larger 5.0-litre V8 from the Lexus LS600 sits under the bonnet of the 5.1m two-tonne Japanese limo, producing a whopping 478kW (650PS) and 765Nm. (For comparison’s sake, the Lamborghini Aventador’s 6.5-litre V12 generates 37kW more power but 75Nm less torque than the lethal Lexus.)
TMG predicts the enhancements will help propel the Sports 650 from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 320km/h.
A revised suspension set-up with coil springs and Sachs dampers teams with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and a set of 20-inch BBS alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin high-performance tyres to ensure the dynamics keep pace with the power boost.
The unique aero package was developed using TMG’s wind tunnels. Based on the pre-facelift model, the exterior features a bespoke grille and front bumper with gaping intakes as well as vents on the bonnet and behind the front wheel arches, deep side skirts, a boot lid lip spoiler, and a new rear bumper with diffuser and stacked quad tailpipes.