If the name rings any bells it’s because Ken Okuyama is the designer that penned the Ferrari Enzo and also had his V12 speedster acquired last year by legend boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Now he’s back with a new creation set to be unveiled at Concorso Italiano during Monterey Car Week – the model is called the Kode 0 and will be unwrapped on August 19 at a fashionista’s event. The teaser seen here delivers a taste of what we should be expecting, with the Kode 0 packing a mid-mounted V12 and a stylish carbon fiber monocoque. As far as we can tell, we’re dealing with a low-slung model with a sharp design – the front comes with a wing underneath while the rear fender is attached to the roof via flying buttress while a straked radiator has us thinking about high performance.
Okuyama himself is not giving much details about his latest creation: “The project is one that embodies the modern, simple and timeless themes of Japan’s only carrozzeria, Ken Okuyama Cars,” according to a company statement. Before becoming a “design entrepreneur”, Okuyama worked for Pininfarina and penned the styling of models such as the Maserati Quattoporte and Ferrari P4/5. His Kode57 Enji was unveiled last year at The Quail, a classic speedster with a modern twist and motivated by a 6.0-liter V12 with 611 horsepower (449 kilowatts) and 448 pound-feet (607 Newton meters) of torque.
[Update] We’ve since stumbled across a leaked picture of the entire car.