Lamborghini has taken the automotive world by storm yet again this year, unveiling what it calls the Egoista in Sant’Agata Bolognese yesterday as it finished off its festivities to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary.
Little more than rumors and poor iPhone photos at first, we now have full details on Lambo’s single-seater supercar.
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, made entirely of carbon fiber and aluminum, 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.”
So how much will the Egoista cost? And will it ever see production? The answers are surprising. First, nothing. Second, it already has.
To explain more thoroughly, Lamborghini has already built the car, just the one, and there will be no duplicates. In a release the company says it is, “a gift from Lamborghini to Lamborghini… which no one can ever possess.” As such it will, “always remain a dream, for everyone.”
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