Shortly after the Los Angeles Auto Show closes its doors, the 2012 Essen Motor Show — basically the European version of the SEMA Show — will kick off. Despite its relative coolness, the vast majority of people outside of Europe don’t pay it much attention. However, we have to tell you that this year’s edition is looking like it will be pretty amazing.

One Essen-bound model that has our automotive hearts pumping is Lexus’ LS-based TS-650 package. To make things even more interesting, Lexus has just dropped the first teaser images of this upcoming show car.

The new TS-650 prototype will feature an aerodynamics package that includes a carbon-fiber hood and several other carbon-fiber components, a set of BBS alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires and a set of carbon-ceramic brakes.

Under the hood there will be a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with a pair of turbochargers strapped to it. Unfortunately, the output hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we certainly hope that the "650" in its name is a reference to the horsepower.

Updated 11/27/2012: With just three days before its official debut at the Essen Motor Show, TMG has released the first images and details on its TMG Sports 650 concept. This high-end limousine-sized car is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 650 horsepower — just like its name suggests. The engine is mated to an eight-speed high-torque-capacity transmission and the car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 198 mph.


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  (305) posted on 11.21.2012

i think this car is a little (more) crazy! but hey, that’s not a bad thing!

  (302) posted on 11.21.2012

this seems as a great car. and it is! exclusive too.

  (312) posted on 11.21.2012

imagine the look on a S63 AMG driver’s look when you are next to him going all fast & stuff.

  (305) posted on 11.21.2012

i would love to have this car! but i’s paint the carbon fiber, so that i can trick other drivers.

  (422) posted on 11.21.2012

i think this car has to have brakes that can stop a planet. it seems so big and hard to control!

  (452) posted on 11.21.2012

i love the LS. this 650HP version can beat the S6,7 and even a fast S8. and beat it in luxury too.

  (475) posted on 11.21.2012

i tend to think to this car as to a luxury saloon. 650 HP seems...odd!

  (542) posted on 11.21.2012

that’s true. there are LOTS of skylines and acura’s and so on. so no wonder there.

  (509) posted on 11.21.2012

i think you are being judgemental. there are lots of fast japanese cars!

  (516) posted on 11.21.2012

you are right. but there is a tradition with those cars. lexus seems quite out of place there.

  (542) posted on 11.21.2012

it’s not like it would be the first one. there are tuned versions of the M5, RS6 and E63 AMG.

  (516) posted on 11.21.2012

a huge 4 door saloon with 650 HP?! that is something!

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