Spied: Lexus LS TMG Edition shows up at Nurburgring

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 20, 2011

Several images of the new Lexus LS-F model being tested at the Nurburgring have been released. It can be recalled that a few weeks ago, there was another group of pictures of this car that had been unveiled online together with images of the upcoming LFA GTE race car that will join the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. Toyota asked that these pictures be removed from the websites but then, they didn’t really disappear.

This time though, the car’s details were released along with the pictures. The widebody DTM-style uber-sedan has taken on the name, the TMG (Toyota Motorsport GmbH) Edition. It’s believed to have been created by the brand’s motorsports division, according to AutoGuide.

It is powered by a 650-hp engine and according to a spied spec sheet, the TMG Edition’s engine has a displacement of 5.0-liters and revs to 9000 rpm.

It’s believed to either be a twin-turbo version of the IS-F motor or a larger displacement version of the LFA’s engine. It’s likely that more details will come out when the car is introduced at the Tokyo Auto Show this December.

Lexus has just whipped out another impressive new package. The latest Lexus LS 460 luxury car has nothing but amazing design and technology on its sleeve.

The flagship model stands out with the newly styled exhaust diffusers, panel and taillights for the rear. For the front, the car’s headlights, grille and bumper also received a few boosts. Similarly, the 18-inch 10-spoke wheels and side mirrors with built-in signal lights are way better than before.

Alternatively, there is the new 2010 Sport Package for those who want a more intense driving experience. At the same time, the LS 460 L and the LS 460 are both offered in rear wheel or all-wheel drive.

The LS variant was the first to introduce Lexus’ Pre-Collision technology. For this new model, the new Advanced Pre-Collision System or APCS is already a standard.

The APCS works with millimetre wave radar intended for pedestrian’s safety. Barely a year ago, the Lexus LS600h L Pebble Beach Edition was the first to have it.

Another standard feature is the Lexus Enform and Safety Connect. Lexus owners can subscribe (for 1-year) to the exclusive telematics system for FREE. Furthermore, all Lexus cars with navigation system can make use of this nifty feature.

On the other hand, The LS 460 Sport Package (RWD) is built with aero kit exterior along with its exclusively designed interiors and unique air suspension technology.

A special Appearance Package is also presented for those who want the 19-inch 5-spoke wheels to match the amazingly designed grille and side rocker panels. Otherwise, the Aero Kit’s front and rear lower spoilers are just as good even without it.

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