The Lamborghini-based Japanese supercar Kode 0 is up for sale after debuting at Pebble Beach last year.
At the Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey, California, 2017, the world was introduced to the latest creation of esteemed industrial designer, Ken Okuyama. The man who created such incredible supercars as the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte, Mr. Okuyama promised a car the likes of which the world had never seen.
What we got was a Lamborghini Aventador with a fancy body kit.
To be fair to Okuyama, there’s a lot more going on here than just a new body. There’s also new wheels, new headlights, and a ton of weight lost to what was previously a very heavy Aventador. But the powertrain, suspension, and chassis are all the same as the LP 700-4 Aventador we’ve come to know and love.
As is plainly evident, most of the work that went into the Kode 0 comes from an entirely new body. Everything is made out of carbon fiber, which you can see in exposed accents on the wheel fenders, A-pillars, and engine bay. The headlights are brand new LED strips that are so thin you’d think they were basically for show, while the aggressive nose and hood of the Aventador have been replaced by a simple inclined plane reminiscent of the Lancia Stratos.
Most of the Aventador’s interior is retained, while the scissor doors are redesigned to better fit the Kode 0’s new shape.
The far more extensive use of carbon fiber drops the Kode 0’s weight down to just 3,417 pounds, which is 400 lbs less than the Aventador it’s based on. You’d expect this to give it a bit of a jump on the Aventador in terms of performance, but we haven’t got any official performance stats to know for certain.
According to Motor Authority, Okuyama planned to make 5 Kode 0’s at the price of $1.5 million each (not including the price of the original Aventador, which is around $400,000). We’re not sure if that’s still the case as the original Kode 0 is now up for sale from the original owner over in Japan. Price isn’t listed, but you can expect it to probably be around that original $1.9 million price.