Proficient designer Ken Okuyama used this previous weekend’s 2023 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy to debut the most recent in his sequence of coach-built specials, the Kode61 Birdcage.
Because the identify and colour scheme clearly alerts, the automotive is a contemporary tackle the 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 race automotive, which was nicknamed the Birdcage due to the intricate building of its chassis. The chassis was made up of community of 200 skinny chrome-moly metal tubes, a design that helped to save lots of weight whereas sustaining rigidity.
The Kode61 Birdcage is the primary automotive from a Japanese coachbuilder to be introduced within the idea automotive class on the Villa d’Este Concorso. Okuyama is brief on particulars, however the door opening fashion, the wheelbase, and mid-engine format all trace on the modern Maserati MC20 being the donor chassis. The wheels are additionally the identical discovered on the Maserati supercar.
The inside seems to be nothing like the inside of the MC20, although. It encompasses a retro design full with a gated guide shifter that rises up far above the middle console. There are additionally trendy cues, just like the carbon fiber on the sprint and the carbon bucket seats.
Okuyama is a former Pininfarina designer liable for automobiles just like the Ferrari Enzo and a earlier Maserati Birdcage idea rolled out in 2005 and based mostly on the chassis of Maserati’s MC12 supercar. He right this moment runs his personal industrial design firm, Ken Okuyama Design. The corporate has been churning out limited-edition fashions underneath the Kode sequence for the previous 20 years, together with 2016’s Kode57 and 2017’s Kode 0.
Like these different creations, the Kode61 Birdcage might be in-built a small run, with manufacturing to happen in Yamagata, Japan.
Pricing hasn’t been introduced however different current Kode automobiles have value within the low seven figures.