Switzerland’s Picasso Automotive has unveiled its first production model, the 660 LMS. The supercar with a carbon-fiber body and a twin-turbo V6 will be produced in a limited number of 21 units, valued at আগে 820,000 ($ 878,744) before tax.
For those unfamiliar with the company, it was founded in 2020 by Stefano Picasso and Robert Wilde, with the goal of designing, engineering and manufacturing lightweight and high-performance supercars in San Vittor, Switzerland. The first model was teased last year as the PS-01, but has been renamed the 660 LMS, as promised in terms of specification.
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In terms of styling, the Picasso 660 LMS features a low-slang silhouette with mid-engine proportions and prominent aero elements that create a downforce of up to 960 kg at a maximum speed of 315 km / h (196 mph). The entire bodywork is made of carbon fiber, with a pronounced fender, a large splitter, headlight entry, a large inlet on the side, a manually-adjustable rear wing and a large diffuser. McLaren-inspired 19-inch and 20-inch single-nut imitation wheels are featured on Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.
The mid-mounted aluminum dry-sump twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine produces 650 hp (485 kW / 660 PS) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque. Although these glasses look like the Maserati MC20, Picasso says the match is supplied from Autotecnica Motori which makes the competition engine. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels by a six-speed sequential gearbox by Sadev. Titanium extraction is made by SC-Project, an established motorbike extraction manufacturer.
The 660 LMS is based on a lightweight monocoque chassis built in-house and with the help of NuTeCo in Italy. The rear frame is also made of the same lightweight material, resulting in a light weight of 980 kg (2,160 lb). The internally developed suspension features billet aluminum double wishbone with push-rod damper.
Brake is a 350mm disc with six-piston monoblock aluminum Brembo caliper on the front and 355mm disc with four-piston caliper on the rear. It also gets a compatible ABS system from Brake Pad and Bosch. Finally, the 660 LMS Easyrain is equipped with DAI virtual sensors to predict grip damage due to harsh road conditions and alert the driver.
Inside the cabin, we find a matte carbon-fiber finish, a carbon-fiber steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, a pair of sable seats with a six-point harness, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, lots of physical controls and two 7-inch digital rearviews.
The Picasso 660 LMS Top Marquez debuted at a private event at the Monaco Exhibition, but Monaco’s HSH Prince Albert II will unveil it to the public on 9 June. The supercar is already available to order with production and supply in the second half of 2023. Picasso plans to sell 20 units of the 660 LMS, with the first model at its headquarters.