Ken Okuyama Cars Kode57 shocks the Quail with reverse-hinged doors

  • Image Credit: Drew Phillips
The crazy creation you see above is called the Kode57, and it was designed by Ken Okuyama. You may not know the designer by name, but you're certainly familiar with his work. Okuyama's counts the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte to his credit, not to mention the one-off Pininfarina P4/5. We can see trace elements of Enzo in the Kode57, but that's not to say it isn't unique... did you get a load of those crazy reverse-opening doors?

The Kode57 is the latest vehicle to roll out of the eponymous Ken Okuyama Cars out of Japan, and it's currently making waves at the Quail Motorsports Gathering. Best we can tell, it was introduced as a concept, but we're hearing reports (not that we generally get our news from TMZ) that American boxer Floyd Mayweather has placed an order for the very first production model at a cost of $2.5 million.

Power comes from a 6.0-liter V12 engine that puts out around 600 horsepower, but custom tuning by Novitec Rosso can apparently be installed for more power. Okuyama isn't saying where the engine or other major components were sourced from, but we're thinking a Ferrari 599 GTB probably donated its heart to the project. Have a look at the radical machine in our high-res image gallery above.

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