The new Lamborghini Egoista concept photos and details have been released! The design of the brand new Lamborghini concept was developed as a tribute to the company's 50th anniversary by a team led by Walter De Silva, the head of Volkswagon Design Group.
The name of the Lamborghini Egoista means "selfish" in Spanish. The name refers to the single-seat design. "This is a car made for one person only," De Silva explained at the unveiling of the Egoista at Lamborghini's 50th anniversary Grande Giro drive in Italy last week. The design was picked to "allow its driver the ability to express their individual personality to the maximum" rather than to allow for single-seat racing.
The Lamborghini Egoista concept is pure design. This car is a testament to the company's 50 years of stunning design and is essentially a gift from Lamborghini to itself. Although Lamborghini has previously said that it never builds a concept without the intention of production, it is doubtful that the Egoista will be sold.
Lamborghini Egoista details inside the car are as impressive as its lightweight-construction external design, the profile of which represents a charging bull with its head down and horns pointed forward. A 592-horsepower version of the Gallardo's 5.2-liter V-10 engine is found in the Egoista and materials used in construction include aluminum and carbon fiber. A series of air intakes on the back of the engine hood provides cooling air flow to the engine.
Active flaps on the upper part of the Lamborghini Egoista move depending on driving conditions; creating a balance between downforce and drag. Two additional flaps are mirrored on the rear of the automobile, increasing stability as they activate at high speeds.
The apache helicopter served as inspiration for the Lamborghini Egoista concept design. The ejecting cockpit design was appropriated for the vehicle. "The cockpit represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements," De Silva explained. "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."
Inside the Lamborghini Egoista, there is a single racing seat with four-point seatbelt, airbags, and minimalist instruments. The focal point inside the car is a head-up display that is typical of jet fighters. The design requires the driver to remove the steering wheel and rest it on the dashboard in order to get out of the vehicle. They must then open the canopy, stand up, and then sit down on a specific point of the bodywork, then swivel 180 degrees. No wonder Lamborghini also used the words "hedonism," "four-wheeled UFO" and even "Never Never Land" in describing the Egoista concept.