This stunning concept was created by a former Ferrari designer

During his tenure at Pininfarina, where he cut his teeth as a designer, Ken Okuyama oversaw the design of such modern classics as the Ferrari Enzo and the Maserati Birdcage 75th. Now his eponymous company has created this beautiful roadster concept, and the echoes from Italy are clear to see...

Sleek, sexy

The sleek and sexy Kode57 roadster concept is based on Ferrari 599 GTB underpinnings, with a Novitec-tuned 6.0-litre V12 tucked the bonnet behind the front axle, developing 700bhp. There’s a definite air of the early-2000s Ferrari Rossa concept about it, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. In fact, both are said to take inspiration from the iconic sports cars from 1957 such as the Ferrari Testa Rossa, with their pontoon style fenders exposing the suspension beneath. Just five will be built, priced at 2.5m US dollars. Who said Japanese cars aren’t evocative? 

Photos: Ken Okuyama Design