Ken Okuyama — the internationally beloved Japanese designer who’s helped create Ferraris, Porsches and futuristic luxury trains — named his new supercar “57” and painted it bright red.
It isn't because he’s a fan of Heinz.
Unveiled at Monterey Car Week, Okuyama’s Kode57 pays homage to the year (1957) legendary cars like the Jaguar XKSS and Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa were created and motorsports really started to take off around the globe.
With carbon fiber body panels and an aluminum chassis, the coachbuilt supercar has a V12 engine that can generate upwards of 600 HP and “see-through” front fenders that allow the driver of the aerodynamic two-seater to see the car's wheels in action.
The cockpit of the open-top coupe can be accessed by reverse-hinged scissor doors and its suspension settings can be adjusted by up to 45mm for parking or other driving situations.
“The Kode7 is an exclusive limited edition model we invite discerning enthusiasts of sports car history to experience in the flesh,” according to Okuyama’s company. “It is a car whose body has been meticulously styled to deliver a breath-taking visual experience and driving pleasure.”
The first owner of the $2.5 million 57? Floyd Mayweather.
That's how you know it's a knockout.