Enzo Ferrari Creator Okuyama Shows Kode57 Supercar at Monterey

Floyd Mayweather instantly snaps one for $2.5 million

Ken Okuyama is the former Creative Director at Pininfarina, but his career includes designing for Porsche and General Motors. Porsche 911 (996), Porsche Boxster, Enzo Ferrari, Maserati Birdcage 75th, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari P4/5 and a lot of other cars were supervised by the Japanese industrial designer.

Okuyama now has his own studio and, even if he specialized in creating train designs, his first love is still there: designing breathtaking supercars, like Kode57, unveiled at The Quail car show, part of the Monterey Car week.

Kode57 is a topless supercar with an aluminum spaceframe, featuring carbon-fiber body panels, a 600 hp 6.0-liter V12 that can be tuned further by Novitec Rosso to even more power, a custom-made interior and, of course, reverse-opening doors.

Fortunately, we're not talking only about a concept: Okuyama hinted that Kode57 would have a limited edition, and Floyd Mayweather jumped to the occasion and placed a $2.5 million order to be the first who gets one.

Ah, and the name comes from 1957, a defining year in the history of car design. That year saw the introduction of Fiat 500, Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner, Lotus Elite, Lotus Seven, Mercedes-Benz SL300 roadster, Maserati 3500 GT, Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, Alpine A108, BMW 600, Alfa Romeo 2000, Jaguar XKSS, to name just some of the iconic cars that were born that year.