The leaked technical specifications on the Lexus LS TMG Edition sportscar probably the answer to the LFA failure to score new lap times in Nurburgring after the 7:14 was broken by the Dodge Viper ACR into 7:12. What is the TMG Edition stands for, anyway? It’s the first time Lexus gives their productions that kind of unique name.
The TMG Edition stands for Toyota Motorsport GmbH which means that the Lexus LS was built by Toyota’s motorsport division to deny all negative sayings about the money and carbon fiber are two things that not an issue and the most important ingredients to make breathtaking sportscar. We are as curious as you when it comes to the possibility if the Lexus LS TMG Edition is going into production.Ummm… judging by the photo that showed us the list of specifications, much likely that it will go into production line-up. Let’s hope for it, as not producing sportscar like Lexus LS TMG Edition will be such a waste, right?
Now, what do we have on the leaked spec sheet of the Lexus LS TMG Edition? On top of the list, we saw the “4,968cc” which we translated into 5.0L and that kind of engine is able to give power output around 650 horsepower. For comparison, the base trim for Lexus LFA has 550 horsepower derived from its 72-degree 4.8L V10 engine.
Does the 5.0L engine sound similar to you? Yes, folks… That engine is the same-old engine which powered the Lexus IS-F. So, how come the Lexus LS TMG Edition sportscar has 50% more power? It doesn’t take a genius to determine that the LS TMG Edition carries turbocharged unit under the hood. The combination of the V8 engine with turbocharged unit is able to make the Lexus LS TMG Edition sportscar to sprint from 0 to 100km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds with top speed 320 km/h. The Japanese automaker hinted that the official introductory for the LS TMG Edition sportscar will take place at 2011 Tokyo Auto Show this December.