The heart and soul of Toyota motorsports has been in Germany since the early '70s in the form of TMG, and it has provided the Japanese manufacturer with a foothold in everything from WRC to Formula 1.
However, after Toyota's departure from Formula 1, the future of TMG has been uncertain. Without a regular series to compete in, what would become of TMG?
One option would be for TMG to become to Toyota what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz. Take a stock car, and turn it into a much more exciting, faster, and more dynamic version. The M Division of Toyota, if you will.
To begin to see this is as a viable direction, TMG has knocked together an example of what a TMG tuned car could be. It's called the TMG TS-650. That 650 refers to the output of the engine, 650ps (641 bhp) which is a 68 percent boost over the power of the Lexus LS 460 on which it's based.