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The Man Who Designed The Enzo Has Created A New One-Off Supercar

All will be revealed at this week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Ken Okuyama may not be a widely recognized name in the auto industry, but the Japanese designer is renowned for penning the design of the iconic Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte when he worked for Pininfarina. He’s since formed his own design studio aptly called Ken Okuyama Cars. Last year saw the unveiling of his first coachbuilding project, the 700-horsepower, Ferrari 599-based Kode57, which looked like a roadster variant of the Enzo. And now he's about to reveal his second supercar project at this week's Pebble Beach.

Okuyama’s latest creation is called the Kode 0, but whereas the Kode57 was a roadster limited to five units, the Kode 0 will be a one-off model. Very little is known about the supercar, other than it "brings together Okuyama’s stylish penmanship with a mid-engine V12 in a carbon fiber monocoque" according to the description. Teaser photos show that the car will feature a dramatic angular design with a wedge-like front-end, swept-back LED headlights, side-mounted air intakes and a flying buttress. Whether the Kode 0 is based on the Enzo remains to be seen, but it would be fitting since 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the iconic F50 successor.

We won’t have to wait very long to find out what the Japanese designer has been cooking up. The Kode 0 will initially be revealed at the exclusive Quail event on August 18 before going on display at the Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California the following day.

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