Picasso Automotive from Switzerland, 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, priced at €820,000 ($878,744) before taxes.
For those not familiar with the company, it was founded in 2020 by Stefano Picasso and Robert Wild, with the goal of designing, engineering and producing lightweight and high-performance supercars in San Vittore, Switzerland. Its first model was teased last year under the PS-01 name, but it has been renamed to 660 LMS, delivering its promises in terms of specification.
Styling-wise, the Picasso 660 LMS incorporates a low-slung silhouette with mid-engined proportions and prominent aero components generating up to 960 kg of downforce at the 315 km/h (196 mph) top speed. The entire bodywork is made of carbon fiber, with pronounced fenders, a large splitter, intakes between the headlights, massive inlets on the side, a manually-adjustable rear wing, and a large diffuser. The McLaren-inspired 19-inch and 20-inch single-nut forged wheels are shod in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.
The mid-mounted aluminium dry-sump twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine produces 650 hp (485 kW / 660 PS) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque. While those specs sound similar to the Maserati MC20, but Picasso says that the mill is supplied from Autotecnica Motori which builds competition engines. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox by Sadev. The titanium exhaust is made by SC-Project, an established motorbike exhaust manufacturer.
The 660 LMS is based on a lightweight monocoque chassis developed in-house and produced with the help of NuTeCo in Italy. The rear frame is also made of the same lightweight material, resulting in a low weight of 980 kg (2,160 pounds). The in-house developed suspension comprises billet aluminum double wishbones with push-rod dampers.
Brakes are 350 mm discs with six-piston monobloc aluminum Brembo calipers at the front, and 355 mm discs with four-piston calipers at the back. It also gets brake pads and an adjustable ABS system by Bosch. Finally, the 660 LMS comes equipped with Easyrain’s DAI virtual sensor set to predict grip loss due to harsh road conditions and warn the driver.
Inside the cabin, we find a matt carbon-fiber finish, a carbon-fiber steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, a pair of Sabelt seats with six-point harnesses, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, plenty of physical controls, and two 7-inch digital rearview mirrors.
The Picasso 660 LMS debuted in a private event at the Top Marques Monaco exhibition, but H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco will properly unveil it to the public on June 9. The supercar is already available to order with production and deliveries scheduled to start in the second half of 2023. Picasso plans on selling 20 units of the 660 LMS, keeping the first model in its headquarters.