|At the climax of the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary bash over the weekend, the Lamborghini Concept Egoista made a grand entrance into Lambo’s Headquarters Sant’Agata Bolognese to the awe of thousands in attendance.|
The Lamborghini Egoista is the brainchild of a certain Volkswagen Head of Design Walter De Silva. Perliminary design conceptualization entails a very broad and muscular structure, with a-bull-ready-to-charge-with-its-head-down profile. From the front to the rear, an aggressive styling with a tinge of futuristic motifs are apparent.
The Lamborghini Egoista’s plan view reveals a trimaran profile, where the central hull forms a unique section with the cockpit, underlined by the carbon-fiber cover on the front hood. The upper part of the vehicle does not have aerodynamic appendages, but rather flaps integrated in the bodywork profile which act automatically depending on the driving conditions. Two rear flaps activate automatically at high speeds to increase stability, while a series of air intakes on the back of the engine hood provides the cooling air flow to the powerful V10 power plant. While the front of the vehicle has a profile intended to increase downforce, the rear is fully open with the mechanics in view, reducing weight but also with the result of creating a more aggressive look. The overall looks culminate with aircraft-like clearance lights; two front clearance, two rear clearance, two side markers, two roof lights, and a flashing on the upper part of the rear; that project in 3-D. Additionally, the Xenon headlights and two eagle’s eyes, made of aluminium and carbon-fiber, provide greater illumination in the dark.
The Egoista’s body is made from a special antiradar material, and the glass is anti-glare with an orange gradation. The rims are also made from antiradar material, flat and rough, embellished with carbon-fiber plates to improve aerodynamics.
Inside the Lamborghini Egoista’s all about single-driver functionality. There is a racing seat with a four-point seatbelt, each strip a different color, the airbags, and the bare minimum of instruments. The focal point of these is a head-up display, typical of jet fighters. Getting in and out of the Egoista require some getting use to as the driver has to remove the steering and swivel around to get out of the car, and vice versa.
Powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine supplying it with 600 horsepower, the Lamborghini Egoista is one of the strongest Raging Bulls out there.
“This is a car made for one person only, to allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum. It is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world. It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista (selfish),” De Silva further explained.