While it won’t have the impact of Gordon Murray’s name on the masses, Ken Okuyama, the designer behind such marvelous products as the Ferrari Enzo and the Ferrari P4/5 has unwrapped its latest creation at the Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey.
If the name rings any bells it’s because we previously witnessed his latest independent creation as the dramatic Kode57 Enji that was presented at the same venue last year. Just like the Kode57, the new Kode 0 is also a vintage-inspired, Lambo-styled coupe that sources its DNA from the creations of legendary designer Marcello Gandini. He in turn is famous for works such as the Lamborghini Countach, the Lamborghini Miura, or the Lancia Stratos Zero, among many others. This is again a coachbuilt creation, which started life as a standard Lamborghini Aventador, now packing an overly aggressive front end, LED headlights, and 20- and 21-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires – complete with triangular-shaped exhaust and a big rear diffuser.
According to Okuyama’s detailing, the Kode 0 hits the scales at a mere 3,417 pounds (1,550 kilograms), which is lighter than the donor vehicle (Aventador tips the scales at 4,085 pounds / 1,852 kilograms). The use of lightweight carbon fiber for the body and Lambo’s own lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis have in part delivered this extensive diet – while motivation is provided by a 6.5-liter V12 with 690 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 507 pound-feet (690 Newton-meters) of torque, linked to a seven-speed ISR transmission for a sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.9 seconds.