Meet the new ultra-rare and ultra-lightweight Picasso 660 LMS, the new kid on the block in the world of supercars.
Only 21 of these €820,000 (US$860,000) supercars will be made, and 20 will be sold to clients.
It’s a carbon-fiber beast with a curb weight of only 980kg – that’s about 200 cats or 450 Chihuahuas (because small animals are a fun unit of measurement).
That puts it in the ballpark of a Lotus Elise, but with a whole lot more power under the hood.
The Picasso 660 LMS can hit 315km/h (196mph) because it’s packing a 3.0 twin-turbo V6 that pumps out 660HP.
It’s the first production vehicle from Switzerland’s Picasso Automotive group and is based on the PS-01 prototype.
Picasso will make 21 cars, but only 20 will be sold to clients.
And we got our first proper look at the supercar at the ultra-exclusive Top Marques event in Monaco.
Top Marques is hosted by Prince Albert II of Monaco and it’s stacked with some of the most insane cars and vehicles in the world.
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Just last week we got to see the new Bugatti Chiron Grand Prix at Top Marques, a one-of-one worth about $4 million.
So it makes sense to debut the Picasso 660 LMS at an event that the whole industry watches.
The supercar has plenty of motorsport pedigree in the design – everything from the Pirelli tires to the exhaust system is influenced by racing.
And what might be our favorite feature is the engine powers the rear wheels only, none of that 4WD grip here.
Imagine how much fun it would be to powerslide this ultra-lightweight car with such a beasty engine.
Who is Picasso Automotive?
It was founded in 2020 by Stefano Picasso and Robert Wild.
The company designs, engineers and produces high-performance supercars.
According to the company website, racing and sustainability are “pillars of the Picasso Automotive’s DNA”.
The group has long-term aims of winning endurance competitions with its own chassis and synthetic fuel.
Picasso 660 LMS specs
- 3.0 twin-turbo V6
- Max power (CV/kW) – 660/485
- Max torque (Nm/kgm) – 720/73
- Top speed of 315km/h (196mph) and 960kg of maximum downforce
- Revs as high as 8000rpm
- 980kg dry weight
- 6-speed sequential gearbox, RWD
Deliveries of the Picasso 660 LMS are planned for the second half of 2023.