Only 21 units will be built, and each unit can be very uniqueby Alina Moore, on LISTEN 04:08
A few weeks ago, we reported that the production version of Picasso Automotive’s PS-01 concept car will arrive sometime in June. Described as "the craziest carbon fiber car ever" the supercar made its world debut during the private preview event Top Marques Monaco exhibition with the name "660 LMS." The model is now available to order, buy one as only 21 units will be built. and the 660 LMS doesn’t come cheap: it has a starting price of €820,000 - or about $880,000 at the current exchange rates. Deliveries will begin in the second half of 2023.
The 660 LMS supercar is built on an ultralight platform made of a mix of carbon fiber and aluminum. The monocoque is completely made of structural carbon fiber and the bodywork is assembled and joined piece on piece. One piece of carbon fiber with a total length of 3.24 meters (127.55 inches) was used to build the two sinuously curved body sides. Just for reference, the car has a total length of 4.36 meters (171.65 inches). The car’s rear frame is also made from carbon fiber, and, as a result, the car’s total weight went down to just 980 kilos (2,160 pounds).
The car’s body has been designed with aerodynamics in mind. Engineers spent hours running CFD simulations and real-life wind tunnel analyses in order to obtain the optimal downforce level. The car sits very low to the ground, the front has a large splitter, and the rear a manually adjustable wing and a rear diffuser. As a result, the supercar delivers a staggering 960 kilograms of maximum downforce at top speed (315 km/h).
The interior design is very minimalistic, yet comfortable and effective both in daily use and on the track. The cabin is trimmed in carbon fiber, the monocoque Sabelt seats feature six-point harness, and the steering wheel is also trimmed in carbon fiber. The handles are wrapped in Alcantara, and the shift paddles are made from carbon fiber. A seven-inch multifunction touch color display that displays all key information related to the driving.
The 660 LMS is powered by a dry-sump 3.0 Twin-Turbo V-6 engine that delivers a total of 660 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. The engine is supplied by Autotecnica Motori, an Italian ground-breaking company, and the 660 LMS is the first road car to have it. All the engine’s power is sent to the rear wheels via a racing-derived, six-speed sequential transmission developed by Sadev. The exhaust system - also a first for the automotive world - was designed by SC-Project, the world’s leading manufacturer of exhaust systems for road and racing motorcycles.
The 660 LMS runs on a special set of single nut multi-spoke forged wheels fitted with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires measuring 245/35 R19 up front and 315/30 R20 in the rear. There is also a high-performance braking system featuring monobloc aluminum Brembo six-piston calipers with a 350x34 mm disk at the front and four-piston calipers with 355x28 mm disk at the rear. The company also worked on making the 660 LMS very safe: it is the first supercar equipped with the DAI virtual sensor of Easyrain. This is a predictive system capable of recognizing the presence of dangerous wet road situations and aquaplaning conditions.
As mentioned only 21 units will be built, but Picasso Automotive is offering a special customization program that will allow customers to personalize both the interior and exterior aesthetic to a level never seen before.
|Type||All-aluminum 90° V6 Twin Turbo, geardriven, dry sump|
|Max revs (rpm)||8.000|
|Max power||660 HP|
|Max torque (Nm/kgm)||530 LB-FT|
|Curb weight (kg)||980|