above is Kode57, the latest prototype designed by ex-Pininfarina design
chief Ken Okuyama. Below is the Pininfarina Rossa concept that Okuyama
created some 16 years ago. They are remarkably close, aren't them?
Pininfarina Rossa: I
found out these pictures from my news archive of year 2000 :) long time
Japanese Ken Okuyama was not our favourite Pininfarina designer. During
his tenure there he completed some of the less memorable shapes in
Ferrari's history, such as Enzo
and 612 Scaglietti
However, his Maserati Quattroporte
was more successful. Another great job was the aforementioned Rossa
concept, a modern interpretation of the 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.
Now by sharpening its lines and wings, it becomes Kode57. It is known
that a customer has already ordered one for US$2.5 million!
Back then, the Rossa was built on the 550 Maranello
underpinnings. The new car has replaced that with 599 GTB
its 620 hp 6-liter V12 and 6-speed F1 gearbox.