We reported last week how the Italian marquee is celebrating its 50th birthday by getting a convoy of more than 350 supercars to drive around 1,200km over 5 days in Italy. However, at the end of the 50th Anniversary Grand Tour, which started in Milan and concluded at Lambo's factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Lamborghini had a special guest waiting to welcome the convoy.
Taking the auto industry by a storm yet again, Lamborghini unveiled a brand new one-off stunning concept that has been tagged as “” Egoista”, which literally means “selfish” in Italian.
So why is it selfish? Well, because the concept has only one seat. It is for those Lambo enthusiasts who do not intend to share their love for the supercar with their wives, lovers or friends.
Designed by Walter de Silva, the Egoista is simply one of the most extreme and radical exotics to have ever existed. It is powered by a 5.2-liter, V10 with 600 hp, but while that’s rather tame compared to other recently released supercars, the single-seater is designed for pure driving pleasure.
The cockpit is made entirely of carbon fiber and aluminum and was inspired by an Apache helicopter. According to De Silva, it represents a survival cell, isolating the driver and protecting it from external elements. But it’s really the exterior of the Egoista that is shocking. The goal was to have it represent a raging bull preparing to charge, with its horns lowered. Flaps were integrated into the bodywork profile that act automatically depending on the driving conditions. Lighting on the Egoista is more fitting on an aircraft than a vehicle with LED clearance lights that determine its position in three dimensions rather than on a single plane.
A heads-up display is the focal point of the interior, typically found in jet fighters. A removable steering wheel allows the driver to exit and enter the cockpit while the dome opens with an electronic command. A racing seat takes center stage in the interior, if you even want to call it that, accompanied by a four-point seatbelt with each strip a different color.
“It’s as if Ferruccio Lamborghini were saying: I’m going to put the engine in the back, I don’t want a passenger,” said De Silva on the Egoista. “I want it for myself, and I want it as I imagine it to be. It is a fanatical vehicle, Egoista fits it well.”
Moreover, if you are wondering what the price tag will read on this stunning concept when it goes into production, well then we suggest you stop wondering. Since, the production model of the Egoista has already been built. Just the one, no duplicates and there will be no price tag on it, since the model is never going on sale.
“It's a gift from Lamborghini to Lamborghini…which no one can ever posses. As such it will, always remain a dream, for everyone”.