– Press Release
A highlight of TMG’s exhibit, located at stand 103 in hall six, was the TS030 HYBRID, which won three races for TOYOTA Racing in its debut season in the FIA World Endurance Championship using a unique hybrid powertrain.
Fans also had the chance to meet TOYOTA Racing driver Alex Wurz, with autograph sessions on 30 November at 15.00 and 1 December at 10.30, while official merchandise will be on sale.
The TS030 HYBRID did share the stage with TMG’s entry-level motorsport products, the race-ready GT86 CS-V3 and the Yaris R1A rally car.
The GT86 CS-V3 is already a class-winner in the gruelling Nürburgring 24 Hours and is now offered to private customers as a race-ready, easy-to-maintain race car for EUR38,500 excluding VAT (EUR45,815 including German VAT).
This high-performance circuit racer is suitable for a variety of production-based championships, including the German VLN series, and can be upgraded with various options to further enhance performance.
Alongside the GT86 CS-V3 on the stand at Essen was the Yaris R1A rally car, which has been developed specifically as an entry-level car suitable for events at local, national and international level.
Priced below EUR22,500 excluding VAT (EUR26,775 including German VAT) for car plus kit, the Yaris R1A is a safe, reliable and exciting stepping stone into the world of rally competition for drivers of all ages.
Making its first public appearance at Essen will be the TMG Sports 650 concept, a TMG-developed 650hp, bi-turbo super sports car based on the Lexus LS 460.
As a showcase for TMG’s high-performance capabilities, this heavily-modified road car is intended to push the limits of performance in all areas.
It features a 4,969cm3 650PS V8 engine, intended to achieve a top speed of 320km/h via an eight-speed high-torque-capacity transmission while the aerodynamics have been improved using TMG’s cutting-edge wind tunnels.
The TMG Sports 650 is a high-end limousine-sized car which is equally comfortable and exciting on the road as on track days.
Country of origin Japan
Produced in 2012
Introduced at 2012 Essen Motor Show
Configuration Lexus 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 4.969 liter / 303.2 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Twin Turbo
Power 641 bhp / 478 KW @ 6500 rpm
Torque 765 Nm / 564 ft lbs @ 5460 rpm
Suspension (fr/r) multi-link, coil springs, dampers
Brakes carbon ceramic discs, all-round, ABS
Gearbox 8 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive
Weight 2050 kilo / 4519.5 lbs
Length / Width / Height 5105 mm (201 in) / 1970 mm (77.6 in) / 1456 mm (57.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2970 mm (116.9 in) / N/A / N/A
Top Speed 320 km/h (199 mph)
0-100 km/h 3.9 s