Mystery Lexus LS TMG Edition Packing 640+ Horsepower

Lexus LS TMG Edition

More details on the mystery Lexus LS emerged today, as a leaked spec sheet reveals plenty about what’s under the hood:

Lexus LS TMG Edition Specs

Called the LS TMG Edition, this hyper-LS was built by Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) using what looks like the 2UR engine used in either the IS-F or the LS 600hL.

Basic similarities aside, this engine has been bumped up significantly, with 642 HP (650 PS) and 523 ft·lbf (710 Nm) of torque, all blasted out at a 9,000 RPM redline — numbers that could suggest a twin-turbo setup. All this power means a top speed of 200mph (320km/h) and a 0-100 time of 4.2 seconds, or alternatively, “absolutely insane”.

Even with the specs revealed, it’s still all speculation as to why this LS was created in the first place, but the fact it was built by TMG (not to mention the super-high RPM & HP) would suggest the LS TMG Edition is meant as an experiment and not a potential production prototype.

[Source: Auto Guide]