Clearly, the Veneno with its 3-piece production run wasn’t exclusive enough for a company like Lamborghini to be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with. Despite the Veneno’s outrageous design that embodied so many surfaces you’d spend an eternity soaking in all the details and its very track-inspired stance, that masterpiece unveiled in Geneva suddenly seems commonplace compared to what Lamborghini has shown off now.
This is the Egoista, which plain and simple translates to ‘Selfish’ in English and it is one of a kind, never to be sold. This is Lamborghini’s gift to Lamborghini – a creation that in its very existence represents the very essence of the Sant’Agata manufacturer.
The brainchild of none other than Volkswagen Group’s top guy as far as vehicle styling is concerned, the Egoista brings together Walter De Silva’s talented team to bring to life every single way that Lamborghini has ever been described.
You’d be forgiven if you thought the Egoista was actually designed by aliens. In reality, Alessandro Dambrosio was responsible for the exterior while Stefan Sielaff took point on the interiors. Walter De Silva’s inspiration for the Egoista is pretty clear though the moment you lay eyes on it – it’s inspired by not just any aircraft, but by the Apache attack helicopter!
But beyond the obvious inspiration for the angular surfaces is also a true-to-brand stance for the Egoista that looks much like a bull on the charge. There’s a great mix of solid chunks and negative spaces that really sets the Egoista apart from anything that has ever been created in the automotive world.
Being named Egoista itself isn’t a coincidence – this supercar is a single seater – bodywork, driver, massive engine and nothing else. The aeronautical inferences are pretty much in your face as well with its very airplane-like three-dimensional lighting markers that include the very mean front and rear LEDs as well as red and green lights on the roof.
Getting in and out of the Egoista will make you feel more like Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell than Cole Trickle as the canopy hinges forward to expose the very flight-oriented cockpit. We’ll leave the pictures to truly make you go weak in your knees over the Egoista’s attention to detail and intimidating presence, but don’t miss out on that very cool Heads Up Display!
As you’d expect, there’s carbon fibre everywhere and you could spend an entire day counting the various aerodynamic bits that peek out of the bodywork and show off exposed vents and ducts. But sitting snug behind the driver is one element that you can’t quite see – the Egoista’s 5.2 litre V10 belching out 600 horses and exhaling through two massive ports at the back that are made to resemble afterburners on a jet.
With so much going on, could this be the ultimate supercar? Regardless, we know that with the Egoista, Lamborghini has made a bigger statement than ever before and we can’t wait to see what their next special concept is going to be like.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann actually drove the Egoista into the event structure where it was presented to an audience of super exclusive VIP guests attending the Raging Bull’s birthday celebrations. Trust Lamborghini to do things in style and while the Egoista is definitely the hottest poster car in recent times, we’re only hoping that we’re lucky enough to be able to see it in the flesh at least once in our life!