Source: GALT announcement
BARGE, Italy, and SAN VITTORE, Switzerland – GALT. announced the launch of its “smart” brake pads on the new Picasso LMS 660 supercar with the following announcement:
Being the first is not for everyone, and when it comes to cars, to be the first you need to be the fastest.
One might think that being the fastest is all about top speed: in reality, a lot has to do with braking. Yet, until today, reliable, and effective data on brakes has been limited so the driver has had to guess what was going on under the right foot.
This is about to change.
In fact, GALT. presents you the Smart Pad the world first sensorized brake pad that delivers, in real-time, critical information on brakes operating conditions. Thanks to an embedded sensor capable of resisting in such a harsh operating environment, the driver can constantly monitor the brake pad temperature on the dashboard.
With the GALT. Smart Pad, maintaining brakes in the optimal operating temperature window becomes simpler, making the vehicle more accessible for enthusiasts and giving precious information to pro-drivers who want to get the most out of their vehicles.
This product will see the market for the first time on a true supercar: the Picasso LMS 660. A car inspired by racing prototypes with effective aerodynamics, dynamic driving, perfect handling that deliver strong driving thrills both on and off track.
As the company’s CEO and founder Stefano Picasso enthusiastically points out: “The whole car has been engineered to maximize performance on the road and on the track, with aerodynamics carefully studied in every detail, the extensive use of carbon fiber and composite materials, powered by a state-of-the-art engine.
“We wanted a sensational, responsive and at the same time technical drive, which can be appreciated both by sports-car enthusiasts and pro-divers”.
GALT.’s General Manger Giorgio Dodero enthusiastically points out: “Once Mario Andretti said: ‘if everything seems under control, you’re not just going fast enough.’ This famous quote held true in the past when driving fast was only about human sensations. With the GALT. Smart Pad, we do not want to erase emotions: we want to augment them by giving the driver relevant information around the most difficult aspect of driving sports-cars fast: braking.
“We are happy to start this collaboration on the LMS 660 with the innovative Picasso Automotive. And, as GALT. develops new algorithms, we will offer new and even more innovative information to the 20 enthusiasts that have chosen to drive this phenomenal car”.