• CarLoans.com.au
  • www.1800accident.com.au
  • www.1800accident.com.au

Video: Lexus LS TMG 650 project explained

August 22, 2013

Remember the ballistic Lexus LS-based TMG 650 revealed least year? The company has just released a video overview of the insane creation, going over some of the story behind the car.

Lexus LS TMG 650

Project TMG 650 was a car designed to showcase some of the possibilities for a future performance vehicle direction. It was created by Toyota Motorsport GmhH, using various technologies derived from developments in Formula One.

Although there are no plans to put the one-off build into production, Alastair Moffitt from TMG says there is a potential for future prototypes like this to spawn production cars. He speaks about the TMG 650, saying,

“It’s a suite shop for engineers in a way because you have so many different areas of development where we’ve been optimising every area that we could. That doesn’t mean this is a car that’s ultimately in this shape on the road, it’s a showcase, a laboratory car that shows the different aspects of a car that you can work on.”

To refresh your memory, the TMG 650 is powered by a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing an almighty 478kW and 710Nm. It’s able to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.2 seconds.

Click play below for more details.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.