9 Years agoNews
|First Drive: Ken Okuyama's KO7 Roadster|
|Designer extraordinaire Ken Okuyama's love for cars is matched by his love for wristwatches, especially those from TAG Heuer. He prizes these precision timepieces so much that he has achieved an industry first: He has created a sports car inspired by one of those watches, a Grand Carrera. His KO7 roadster might employ a Lotus Elise R platform and powertrain, but that's where the similarity ends. In an exclusive test drive, we traveled 230 miles north of Tokyo to his hometown of Yamagata to be the first behind the wheel of the rare coupe.|
В But before Okuyama let us near his four-wheeled masterpiece, we found ourselves on a guided tour of one of the most amazing, multi-faceted design studios....