Lamborghini Egoista Concept
|Manufacturer||Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A|
|Designer||Walter de Silva|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||hatch-top coupé|
|Layout||Mid-engine, all wheel drive|
|Engine||5.2 L V10|
The Lamborghini Egoista is a concept car unveiled by Lamborghini for the company's 50th anniversary. The fully functioning model is based on the Gallardo. It features a 5.2 L (317 cu in) V10 engine producing 600 hp (447 kW; 608 PS).
The Egoista has a unique canopy door and the cockpit, which is modeled after a modern fighter jet and completely removable, has only one seat for the driver. The steering wheel must be removed to enter and exit the vehicle.
The unique exterior of the Egoista is meant to resemble a bull ready to charge if looked at from the side. The lighting resembles that of a modern airplane, with sidemarkers and indicators on the sides and top of the car as well as front and rear. The bodywork consists of active aerodynamic panels that raise and lower for optimum downforce and stability. The body and wheels are made of antiradar material to even more identify with jet fighters.
In Spanish (as well as Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian), Egoista literally means "selfish". According to the model's designer Walter de Silva, the Egoista "represents hedonism taken to the extreme."
The car is now on display at the Lamborghini museum located in Sant'Agata Bolognese.