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Εχθές σου είχα πει πως στην έκθεση του Τόκιο, θα παρουσιαστεί το Kode9 του Ken Okuyama. Αν δεν ξέρεις ποιος είναι ο Ken Okuyama και γιατί πρέπει να μας ενδιαφέρει, πήγαινε στο προηγούμενο άρθρο να μάθεις.


Σύμφωνα με τον ίδιο τον Okuyama, το Kode9 είναι ένα μέρος αγωνιστικό αυτοκίνητο και άλλο ένα sports car το οποίο έχει «εκπληκτικές αλλά απλές αναλογίες και προσφέρει οδηγικές εμπειρίες που συναγωνίζονται αυτές των καλύτερων σύγχρονων sports cars».

Αυτό είναι το μήνυμα μου στην σημερινή βιομηχανία αυτοκινήτου που μοιάζει κολλημένη σε ένα τέλμα υπερβολικά πολύπλοκων γραμμών και στυλ που βασίζεται στον μικρότερο κοινό παρονομαστή

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Λέει ο Okuyama. Το αυτοκίνητο τώρα, έχει μήκος 4.1 μέτρα, πλάτος 1.9 και ύψος 1.1 ενώ διαθέτει hydro-αλουμινένιο chassis και ζυγίζει μόλις 890 κιλά. Το design του είναι εμφανώς retro με δόσεις παλιάς αγωνιστικής Jaguar D-Type και Alfa Romeo Disco Volante όμως η κατασκευή του είναι όσο σύγχρονη μπορεί να γίνει. Μέρη του αμαξώματος είναι ανθρακονημάτινα ενώ κάποια άλλα παράχθηκαν χρησιμοποιώντας 3D εκτυπωτές και CNC αξιοποιώντας την τελευταία λέξη της αεροδυναμικής. Εξίσου σύγχρονο είναι και μηχανικά. Η ανάρτηση αποτελείται από διπλά ψαλίδια και στους τέσσερις τροχούς και είναι φυσικά πλήρως ρυθμιζόμενη ενώ τα φρένα είναι της Akebono, τετραπίστονα εμπρός και μονοπίστονα πίσω. Τέλος, ο κινητήρας είναι ένας Ιαπωνικός δίλιτρος τετρακύλινδρος «ενισχυμένος» με έναν supercharger της HKS που σύμφωνα με πληροφορίες αποδίδει 320 άλογα στις 8.000 σ.α.λ. και το κιβώτιο είναι ένα απλό 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό.

Δυστυχώς δεν έχει ανακοινωθεί το αν και πότε θα είναι διαθέσιμο, πόσω μάλλον τιμή.

[Πηγή: Ken Okuyama Design]

Δελτίο Τύπου

KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Tokyo (November 20, 2013):

At the Tokyo Motor Show today, Ken Okuyama Design unveiled two world premieres, the ‘kode9’ sports coupe and the ‘kode7 Clubman,’ which is a lightweight, spartan version of our current k.o7 model.

Inspired by legendary race cars from 1963 to 1973, the kode9 is a bold new concept that marries the best of 20th Century automotive design with 21st Century technology. TAG Heuer Carrera CMC kode9 Limited and Boston Bag designed by Ken Okuyama will be onboard the car.

Also occupying a lead role on stage are the ‘kode7 Exclusive’, which is a hand – built, open – top sports car and the robot – like Yanmar Concept Advanced Tractor.

In keeping with our theme for a more fulfilling and stylish ‘adult car lifestyle,’ we will also be exhibiting the company’s latest furniture, tableware and eyewear, as well as limited edition wristwatches and bags created from a collaboration with TAG Heuer.

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Part race car, part sports car, the kode9 is a concept that employs stunning but simple proportions and a driving experience to rival some of today’s greatest sports cars. “This is my message to today’s car industry which seems stuck in a rut of overly complicated lines and styling based on the lowest – common – denominator,” says Okuyama.

This street – legal clubman racer incorporates the central section of a hydro – aluminum chassis, but with front and rear chassis sections specially designed and unique to this car in -. house developed wet carbon components, manufacturing technology using the latest 3D printers, Yamazaki Mazak’s precision CNC cutting technology and the latest aerodynamic trends in a package that tips the scales at just 890 kgs.

Powered by a Japan – sourced 2.0 – liter, 4 – cylinder engine with HKS supercharger, the kode9 generates an impressive 370 hp. All suspension components are unique to this . coupe together with its fully adjustable suspension setup And with specially fitted 4 – pot Akebono brake calipers, the kode9 guarantees unlimited fun behind the wheel.

kode7 Clubman

Four Created to enjoy track day events and sports driving, the kode7 Clubman is a simplified version of the kode7 that has been further lightened to optimize on – road dynamics. Priced from a more reasonable 8.5 million yen for the base 1.6 – liter model, the Clubman employs a movable front cowl and retractable headlights while doing away with driver comforts to enhance its behind the wheel thrills To achieve its driver – focused goal of creating a lightweight, attractively priced roadster, some 50% of the parts used in its construction were humed from the latest 3D printer. The model on display is powered by a 250 hp 1.6 litre 4 – cylinder engine.

kode7 Exclusive

Inheriting the basic architecture of the ‘k.o7’ sports car which debuted at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the revised and newly named ‘kode7 Exclusive’ is a hand – built, open -. top sports car that can be modified to the specifications of each owner Boasting short front and rear overhangs, the coupe incorporates lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber bodywork. With its modern, timeless silhouette and sharp, sporty overtones, the kode7 delivers motorcycle – like handling and performance from a 230 hp 2.0 liter 4 -. Cylinder engine The kode7 Exclusive may be ordered at a price starting from 25 million yen.

Yanmar Y – Concept YT01 Advanced Tractor

As part of its Carrozzeria activities, Ken Okuyama Design has teamed up with Yanmar to create the Advanced Tractor In addition to its industry – leading stylized design, this tractor boasts superb all – around visibility, while delivering operators a comfortable, yet sturdy construction that can work safely for long hours in the fields. It also incorporates an advanced GPS satnav system that will eventually enable it to work autonomously thus improving yields.

Seven Ken Okuyama biography :

Industrial Designer / CEO, KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN

Born in Yamagata Japan, 1959. Ken has worked as a Chief Designer for General Motors, a Senior Designer for Porsche AG, and a Design Director for Pininfarina SpA, being responsible for Ferrari Enzo, Maserati Quattroporte and many cars. He is also known for numerous products such as motorcycles, furniture, robots and architecture. In 2007, KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN was founded providing business consultancy to many companies. Ken also produces cars, eyewear, interior products under his original brand. He is currently a visiting professor at several universities and also publishes many books