The world premiere of the one-off new model kode61 Birdcage was held at the "Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este" in Lake Como, Italy on 5/20 (Sat). This model will be handmade in KEN OKUYAMA CARS in Yamagata factory, and a limited number will be sold to customers.
Japanese design maestro, Ken Okuyama, known for his work on the iconic Ferrari Enzo
, presented his latest creation at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The Kode61 Birdcage is a roofless supercar inspired by the classic Maserati of the same name, and will be produced in limited numbers.
The Kode61 Birdcage draws numerous design cues from the iconic Maserati Tipo 61 racecar, which was produced from 1959 to 1961. It also takes inspiration from the 2005 Maserati Birdcage 75th concept
. Okuyama’s rendition features a roofless body and lacks a windshield, leaving the two-seater cabin fully exposed.
The Japanese supercar has a bespoke and intricately designed bodywork, characterized by bulged fenders, sharp front and rear ends, and upward-opening half-doors. The thin lighting units and black accents on the lower body, including the front intakes and protruding diffuser, add to its distinct appearance, while the three-spoke alloy wheels are reminiscent of the Maserati MC20 supercar.
Inside, the retro-styled dashboard features shiny elements, a gated manual shifter, an analog instrument cluster, and a passenger-facing screen.