Lamborghini SpA unveiled its newest supercar, the single-seat Egoista, for the Italian sports car maker’s 50th anniversary as a “dream” car.
Inspired by the design of an Apache helicopter, photos the Lamborghini Egoista were rampant online over the weekend after the supercar was unveiled on Saturday in Italy for the brand’s 50th anniversary party. From designer Walter De Silva, the car was described with an interior “cockpit designed like a tailor-made suit for the driver,” hence its name, which means “selfish” in Italian. The design head for Volkswagen Group also said the car is “designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world.”
The Lamborghini Egoista, which was unveiled with a cinematic trailer on nine big screens at the event in Sant'Agata Bolognese, is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and a “futuristic” exterior design.
According to De Silva, the concept of the car was based on an Apache helicopter but “integrated into a road vehicle.”
“The cockpit represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements,” De Silva said. “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.”
However, don’t whip your checkbooks out just yet. The Egoista is a pure design concept to mark the company’s 50 year celebration, despite the Bologna-based company’s promise to never build a car without the intent of production, the Christian Science Monitor noted.
“I wanted to pay homage to and think up a vehicle to underline the fact that Lamborghinis have always been made with passion, and with the heart more than the head,” De Silva said. “If Lamborghinis are cars for the few, this one goes further. It is a car for itself, a gift from Lamborghini to Lamborghini, resplendent in its solitude. The Egoista is pure emotion, Never Never Land, which no one can ever possess.”
For that reason, he added, the Lamborghini Egoista is “a car for itself” and will “always remain a dream, for everyone.”