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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Discovering Kode 0: Ken Okuyama's Latest Automotive Masterpiece!

Unique ONES - Ken Okuyama, a renowned Japanese automotive designer, once again captivated enthusiasts with his latest creation, the Kode 0 or k.o. 0. Unveiled at The Quail Motorsport Gathering 2017 in Pebble Beach, California, the supercar showcased Okuyama's distinctive design prowess, following a tantalizing teaser in the digital realm.
Ken Okuyama’s Kode 0 is a wedge-shaped Lamborghini Aventador. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Born in 1959, Ken Okuyama has left an indelible mark on the automotive design landscape, having previously been part of the prestigious Pininfarina design house before establishing his own venture, the Ken Okuyama Design. Among his notable creations is the Kode 57, a supercar launched in 2016 and currently owned by the world boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather.
Left side view of Ken Okuyama’s Kode 0. (Picture from: Carscoops)
The Kode 0 draws inspiration from classic 1970s supercars, exhibiting a design language reminiscent of iconic models such as the Lancia Stratos Zero, Lamborghini Countach, and Ferrari Modulo. In a heartfelt tribute to the legendary automotive designer Marcello Gandini, Okuyama infused the car with the spirit of the '70s.
Interior view of Ken Okuyama’s Kode 0. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Built on the foundation of the Lamborghini Aventador, the Kode 0 embodies Okuyama's philosophy of a one-line draw, resulting in an aggressive and sharply contoured aesthetic. Striking modifications, including a distinctive front splitter, longitudinal LED headlights, 20-inch Novitec alloy wheels ensconced in Pirelli P-Zero tires, and a triangular-shaped exhaust accompanied by a substantial diffuser, contribute to the car's distinctive appearance.
Rear three quarter view of Ken Okuyama’s Kode 0. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Crafted from lightweight carbon fiber, the car's monocoque chassis enhances agility, reducing the overall weight to a mere 1,550 kg—lighter than the original Aventador. Under the hood, a formidable V12 engine with a 6,500 cc capacity propels the Kode 0 with a commanding 697 horsepower and 690 Nm of torque. This power is efficiently transmitted through the Aventador's ISR 7-speed transmission, propelling the car from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in a breathtaking 2.9 seconds.
Rear view of Ken Okuyama’s Kode 0. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Ken Okuyama, ever the visionary, offers enthusiasts the opportunity to own this masterpiece. To acquire the Kode 0, one must provide an Aventador as the base for modification and be prepared to part with $1.5 million or approximately Rp.20.2 billion
A staggering investment that promises a vehicular masterpiece—a testament to Okuyama's unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive design. So, for those who dare to dream, the Kode 0 awaits, embodying the spirit of innovation and performance in a unique blend that only Ken Okuyama can deliver. *** [EKA | FROM VAROUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS ]
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