The real reason for one of the most insane car design concepts in recent history is in celebration of Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary (it seems everyone is celebrating something!!). Unveiled on the final day of the Grande Giro tour through Italy, the Egoista has been created as an exercise in self promotion, and as such has been designed to excess, selfishly and purely for ego with Egoista translating from Italian as “selfish”.
The exterior features the fragmented angles synonymous with more recent Lambo’s and literally takes its inspiration from the skies in the form of an apache helicopter gunship. The bodywork encompasses aero features which pop out under certain driving conditions to add stability. The aircraft symmetry does not end there, with the Egoista featuring the frankly ‘Hollywood’ feature of a custom made ejectable cockpit, as well as a skin made of aluminium, carbon fibre and anti radar material.
Under this high tech skin, lies a heavily modified version of the 5.2 litre V10 engine used in the Gallardo, which is rumoured to produce 600bhp.
All in all the Egoista is exactly what it says on the tin. It is designed with the awe inspiring aesthetics and power synonymous with Lamborghini’s supercar heritage in mind, and it showcases all this and more.