The Lamborghini Egoista is a concept car which was unveiled for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. The fully functioning model is based on the Gallardo. In Italian “egoista“ means “selfish“. According to its designer Walter de Silva, the Egoista “represents hedonism taken to the extreme.
The exterior of the Lamborghini Egoista was inspired by an image of a bull ready to attack, if observed from the side.
As for the lighting, it is reminiscent of a modern airplane, with sidemarkers and indicators on the sides, top, front and rear of the car. The bodywork is designed with unbelievable aerodynamics effect in mind, with active aerodynamic panels that raise and lower for optimum downforce and stability. Both body and wheels are made of antiradar material.
Up front, the Egoista introduces a carbon-fiber trunk lid, quite sinister looking LED headlights, and well-formed air intakes that are both functional and elegant. If looked from the side, the Egoista has a more Lamborghini-like look, though still taken to the extreme.
At the back, the LED taillights are almost as evil looking as the LED headlights. Above the two outer taillights are the two air flaps with the ability to raise and lower in order to keep the back end planted to the ground. Near the rear wheels, there is a large air intake with an orange highlight on the inside.
Lamborghini Egoista Interior
The Egoista comes with a unique one-seat cockpit, which is, much like the exterior, similar to that of a modern fighter jet, and has a removable canopy door. In order to enter and exit the vehicle, the steering wheel needs to be removed.
The single racing seat is equipped with a four-point harness with each strap being in different color. The Egoista features a heads-up display for keeping all information right in the driver’s view. The entire cabin is dominated by orange, with small grey and black sporadic highlights. The steering wheel looks pretty minimalistic with only a grip for each hand. The instrument panel is also small and plain.
Engine Specs and performance
Under the hood of the Egoista is a 5.2-liter V-10 engine shared with the Gallardo. This engine puts out an impressive 600 horsepower, which is by 20-30 more than in Gallardo. Too bad that Lamborghini wouldn’t give more information on the drivetrain. Nevertheless, it should be safe to assume that the engine is coupled with a dual-clutch automated manual transmission. According to unofficial specifications 0-60 mph acceleration reaches for 3 sec and a top speed of 202 mph.
Price and release date
The Lamborghini Egoista is a product of pure hedonism, which no one will ever be able to possess. Due to its extreme looks and features, it is clear that this vehicle will never make its way to production.
The car is on display at the Lamborghini museum located in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
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