Celebrations for Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary ended with a bang with the reveal of the Lamborghini Egoista concept designed by Walter De Silva.
"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)," said De Silva.
The power, technology and design behind the Lamborghini EgoistaThe Lamborghini Egoista is powered by a V10 5.2-litre engine delivering an impressive 441kW. Like many modern Lamborghini products the Egoista is inspired by fighter jets, in particular the Apache helicopter with a heads up display dominating the front view.
The cockpit design is like a tailor made suit for the driver, with movable sections that create a perfect technical, mechanical and aerodynamic unit. The exterior is characterised by a highly muscular structure of a bull preparing to charge with its horns lowered. The two rear flaps were integrated into the bodywork profile and act automatically depending on the driving conditions.
The lighting of the Lamborghini Egoista carries through with the theme of an aircraft with LED clearance lights that determine its position in three dimensions rather than on a single plane. These lights that make the Egoista even unique in the dark include two white front lights, two red rear lights, a red flashing light in the upper part of the tail, two orange bull’s eyes as side markers and a further two lights on the roof; red on the left and green on the right.
Additionally, two powerful xenon headlamps are fitted behind the front air intakes at the base between the central body and the two side sections. The Lamborghini symbol is integrated where the central hull forms a unique section with the cockpit, underlined by the carbon-fibre cover on the front hood.
A heads-up display is the focal point of the interior. The rest of the interior is fitted with a removable steering wheel which allows the driver to exit and enter the cockpit while the dome opens with an electric command. The centre stage is taken by a racing seat accompanied by a four-point seatbelt with each strip in a different colour.
"The cockpit, made completely of carbon fibre and aluminium, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements," explained De Silva. "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."