Lamborghini Egoista is pure,
unabashed driving insanity
Lamborghini's 50th anniversary present to itself
is about as extreme and driver-centric as it gets
The Lamborghini Egoista made its surprise debut Sunday night, and it is easily the most mind-blowing, most outrageous Lambo ever.
How outrageous is it? Enough to make the previous “most outrageous Lambo ever,” the Veneno, look chaste.
Yesterday’s reveal of the in-your-face Lamborghini Egoista Concept sparked plenty of reaction from naysayers and fans alike, Carbuzz.com reports. Taking its name from the Italian word for “selfish” due to its single-seat cockpit, the Egoista adopts Lamborghini design traits, but looks like the result of an LSD-fueled love match between a Veneno and KTM X-Bow – with some of Batman’s Tumbler thrown in for good measure.
Lamborghini says the cockpit’s design was inspired by that of an Apache attack helicopter, and comes complete with a four-point racing harness, airbags and head-up display. In place of the familiar scissor doors, there’s a jet-style canopy and the driver has to remove the steering wheel in order to exit (like in a formula racing car).
The eccentrically styled but aerodynamic shape is constructed from aluminum and carbon fibre, and stands as perhaps the ultimate expression of Lamborghini design to date.
It’s muscular and angular throughout, with a front end inspired by a pair of lowered bull’s horns ready to charge their target.
Power comes from the Gallardo’s 5.2-litre V10 tuned up to 600 horsepower and mounted in a form summed up by its chief designer thusly: “It’s as if Ferruccio Lamborghini were saying: I’m going to put the engine in the back, I don’t want a passenger. I want it for myself, and I want it as I imagine it to be.”
Video: More Egoista, with flashing lights and oohs and aahs.