“Egoísta”, Spanish for “selfish”, as only one was built and only one the driver can fit in this masterpiece. Developed by Walter De Silva as the brand’s 50th anniversary self-present, and released at Geneva’s 83rd International Motor Show.
This is exactly what a monster concept car made of selfishness, wrapped up in aluminium, carbon fibre and anti-radar material looks like. Benvenuto to Lamborghini’s world, and the “Egoista”. First time Lamborghini doesn’t name a car after a famous Spanish bull.
Created by VW Group design chief, Walter De Silva, and built especially for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary, this real beast was unveiled on the final day of the Grande Giro tour through Italy. In simple words, it is a car made purely to satisfy your ego, according to De Silva: “It represents hedonism taken to the extreme. It is a car without compromises.” Underneath sits a modified version of the 5.2-litre V10 from the Gallardo, tweaked to produce 600bhp, sitting underneath a simply bonkers exterior styled using inspiration from an Apache helicopter.
The cockpit can even be ejected in an emergency. De Silva wanted Egoísta to jump into the future through the design, so the side flanks represent a ‘bull preparing to charge, horns lowered’. There is no aero on top, but flaps in the bodywork that flip open or closed automatically depending on driving conditions. There are two at the back to increase stability, and a series of intakes to increase cooling for the V10.
The body is made of carbon fibre and aluminium, using aeronautical-spec antiradar material and anti-glare glass. Inside, there’s just a single seat and a head-up display and steering wheel similar to jet fighters. It has no door, but a roof that flips open.
There are LED clearance lights at the front in place of traditional headlights, ‘bull’s eyes’ orange side indicators, red rear lights and two more lights on the roof, with two ‘eagle eyes’ hidden in the front intakes; these are used to ‘scan the darkness for great distances’. Any intelligent aliens roaming our galaxy may mistake this Egoista in the dark as one of their own.
Take a look at this video production created for Egoista >>>