Lamborghini Unleashes Egoista
Each time Lamborghini reveals a new model, the world gets a little bit more interesting. Each car, from the Diablo to the Aventador, has added something to the company’s cannon, developing what a simple vehicle can achieve. Ready to take this drive to the next level, Lamborghini has unveiled a concept car that is truly out of this world.
Meaning ‘selfish’ in Italian, the Egoista Concept was unveiled at Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary celebrating in Sant’Agata Bolognese by its creator Walter De Silva. It is said to be forged from a “passion for innovation and alternative solutions, the same passion which has always set the Lamborghini brand apart.”
The single-seater takes inspiration from lightweight F1 cars, fighter jets, as well as a bull, conferring a futuristic and highly aggressive design. It is laced with aerodynamic appendages that act automatically depending on driving conditions. Interestingly it comes with a unique air intakes at the back of the engine that provide air flow to cool the powerful V10 engine as well as LED clearance lights that give the car a UFO look.
On the inside, the Egoista takes reason and functionality to an extreme new level. The racing four-point seatbelt immediately stands out, with each strip a different colour. While driver of this gorgeous car will be met with bare minimum of instruments, the cockpit resembles that of a fighter plane. De Silva recently said that ‘It is made completely of carbon fiber and aluminum, and represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements. We kept an eye on the future when designing the Egoista, with the idea that its cockpit could have been taken from a jet aircraft and integrated into a road vehicle, to provide a different travel option.”
Of course, such a car wouldn’t be impressive without one heck of an engine. The extraordinary vehicle comes with a 5.2-liter V10 engine supplying a whopping 600bhp. While this may seem underwhelming for some, its aluminum, carbon fibre and anti-radar materials are nearly weightless, giving each horsepower an added edge.
Being a concept means we’re unlikely to see this vehicle on the road anytime soon. However, if you have a few million lying around, we’re certain that Lamborghini might be able to oblige.