Lamborghini Aventador Kode0 2017
In the early 1970s, humankind was filled with dreams. It was a time when legendary designer Marcello Gandini and famed carrozzeria craftsmen penned masterpieces like the Lancia Stratos Zero, Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari Moduro. The Kode0 revives those dream car proportions of yesteryear using modern-day technologies.
Born from the latest aerodynamic formula, the unique and innovative detail infused into this silhouette creates an exterior that begs a second look. Incorporating a no-frills, back-to-basics approach, Ken Okuyama Cars realizes the Kode 0’s bold proportions through a simple, timeless wedge-shaped design.
This concept is the personification of Okuyama’s design philosophy in that it perfectly blends hypercar styling with world-class engineering that boasts a high-powered, naturally aspirated V12 engine and carbon fiber monocoque. Tipping the scales at 1,550 kgs and propelled by a 700hp engine, the Kode 0 delivers superb performance and handling.
The radical “one motion” exterior tempts the onlooker to start their aesthetic inspection of the car at the low, sharp nose with integrated brake cooling ducts, then proceed up through the narrow vertically-mounted, multi-layered LED headlights to the A-pillar. At the roofline, the sharp edge dips sharply to pass through the C-pillar and huge engine bay cooling ducts before climaxing at the upslanting rear end.
Air used to cool the radiator is expelled effectively through bespoke, mesh-covered vents at the tail end. The position of these air intakes could become a trend for supercar design in the near future. The six cooling fans fitted inside the rear fenders and air vents are painted in the Kode 0’s signature metallic green while the two large fans visible inside the rear corner mesh add drama to the rear styling. Not bound by brand or regulations, the Kode 0 is the antithesis of modern day supercar design.
Employing a short rear overhang with high-mounted tail lights and a kicked up rear deck, the Kode 0’s wedge-shape is complete. To add a final touch, Okuyama has penned a triangular-shaped, quadruple exhaust pipe combination that hints at the Kode series DNA.
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