Ken Okuyama is the designer of some impressive vehicles, most notably the models ...
Ken Okuyama is the designer of some impressive vehicles, most notably the models during his time at Pininfarina such as a Ferrari Enzo and the Maserati Birdcage 75th anniversary concept.
Okuyama has been running his own industrial design firm since 2006, and working on everything from trains to eyewear. Okuyama’s also been designing vehicles, including some under his own eponymous brand.
One of these was unveiled during the 2016 Monterey Car Week. The vehicle we are talking about is the Ferrari 599-based Ken Okuyama Kode 57, it recently stopped by a famous garage of Jay Leno.
There, Okuyama was able to explain the ins and outs of impressive design before handing over the keys and Jay Leno could test it for himself. (We also get the brief history of the career of a famed Japanese designer.)
Okuyama explains that the 600-hp, V-12-powered Kode 57 was commissioned by the buyer keen on the car resembling the Ferrari Rosso concept from 2000, and another Okuyama design.
Due to popular demand, Ken Okuyama ended up building four additional examples, each of which had the price tag of $2.5 million.
The Kode 57 isn’t Okuyama’s latest baby. And the honor goes to the Lambo Aventador-based Kode 0 which Okuyama presented during last month’s 2017 Monterey Car Week. And like the Kode 57, just five Kode 0s will be built.
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