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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mysterious Kode57 supercar released

As we have seen, these days have many supercars born and surprised the automotive world. Now, the list will increase with the presence of a supercar called 'Kode57.' The new car was revealed in The Quail, a motor sport gathering in Monterey some time ago.
Ken Okuyama unveils his radical Kode57 world premiere supercar concept at The Quail event in California. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dNE6z)
The figure behind this masterpiece is Ken Okuyama, an internationally-renowned Japanese designer who led the styling team that penned the mighty Enzo Ferrari and also many other cars.

And now, he designed and built the car sits on a steel chassis and powered by the most powerful V12 engine, which bursts about 600 bhp of power. The machine is installed in front of the car in a still unknown front mid-ship configuration.
The name Kode57 pays homage to the year 1957, a year in which legendary cars like the Jaguar XKSS and Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa were born(Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dNE6z)
Okuyama told that this car will be produced in a limited numbers (only five will be made) and some examples will be produced by hand in their state of the art facility. This car got a long nose and short deck. There's big air intakes at the front and a large rear diffuser help airflow and cooling. It almost looks like a Formula 1 car.
The interior incorporates individual color schemes for the driver and passenger(Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dNE6z)
The use of aluminum space frame and carbon fiber body panels to make the weight of this car becomes lighter. It gets a half cut front windscreen and uniquely its scissors type doors open backwards.
Check out the rear diffuser. The ground effects on this coupe are inspired by formula cars! (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dNE6z)
The engine and suspension can be set accordingly to the owner desires, thanks to a collaboration with German specialist Novitec Rosso. Even the ride height can be adjusted as well. No compromises have been made when it comes to tires, the car gets Pirreli P-Zero tires.
Reportedly, this car is priced at US. $2.5 million (approx Rp.32.7 billion) and has been ordered by the world's renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather to add his supercar collection. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN | FORBES | TMZ | DRIVESPARK]
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