The Kode cars were on display at Concorso Italiano, during the Monterey car week, and I was lucky enough to see them in person.

The Kode 57 was featured on Jay Leno’s channel today. It reminded me of how I was rendered speechless and awkwardly thanked Ken for making it.

The way those two lines run from the tip of the hood -

go under this extended wheel well, behind the rising sill “wave” and -

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flow through the end of the car meeting at the rear deck is especially beautiful.

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The tail lights are simple but very cool.

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The doors are magic.

And the engine is right behind the speedometer!

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Ken also bought the Kode 0.

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It looks like a modern interpretation of the classic wedge design.

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Quite stunning, but its hard to compete with the Kode 57.

The pictured air intake on the doors, starting from behind the front wheel arch going into the engine, is called the stairway to heaven. This is quite apt, because they started it up and it sounded like an absolute monster.

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Also, its all green inside!