Multi-million dollar classic cars are hardly a rare occurrence at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week, but tomorrow’s classics are also a feature of the event, and this year is no different with designer Ken Okuyama revealing his one-off Kode 0.
Okuyama’s previous design credits include the Maserati Quattroporte and Ferrari Enzo from his time at Pininfarina, as well as work on concepts including the Ferrari Rossa and Maserati Birdcage 75th Anniversary, but for the bespoke Kode 0 the donor platform is a Lamborghini Aventador.
Taking inspiration from the wedge-shaped Gandini designs of the 1970s the angular Kode 0 takes the already impossibly aggressive Aventador and applies a pared back minimalist aesthetic that is certainly no less attention-grabbing.
The “one-motion” exterior design is created from CNC-cut carbon fibre, with the super-strong material left unpainted to emphasise the front wings and rear engine cover, creating a slashed division between the silver-painted body panels and the wedge-shaped cockpit.
Lamborghini’s trademark scissor lift doors remain, with the inner surfaces exposing Okumaya Green Metallic highlights that disappear from view with the doors closed. The same green finish also adorns the brake calipers, rear cooling fans, and interior highlights.
Beneath the svelte skin the Kode 0 rides on a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and is powered by the Aventador’s standard 515kW/690Nm 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine.
Although the wild proportions make it look dramatically different to the car it’s based upon, the Kode 0 measures 145mm shorter, 95mm wider and just 1mm lower than a regular Aventador, and is lighter at 1550kg. However, no estimates of potential performance have been revealed.
Despite being billed as a one-off, wealthy customers are expected to be able to submit their own Aventador to Ken Okuyama Design for the Kode 0 treatment, with a rumoured US$1.5 million (A$1.89m) price for the coachbuilt conversion on top of the donor vehicle.
The Kode 0 follows last year’s Kode 57, a Ferrari 599-based bespoke build unveiled at The Quail as part of Monterey Car Week in 2016.
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