You’re looking at the Lamborghini Egoista Concept, the final of three models (joining the Veneno and Aventador Anniversario) designed to pay homage to the brand’s 50th anniversary. It’s a personal pet project of Walter De Silva, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group, and it’s a bit of a selfish car. There’s just enough room in it to fit one man’s ego, and the name itself is Spanish for selfish.
Power comes courtesy of the Gallardo’s 5.2 litre V10 but with 600 hp, tuned for 30 hp more than in the donor model’s most extreme form. In profile it’s made to look like a bull preparing to charge with its horns lowered, conferring a futuristic dynamism with aggressive lines. De Silva explained the design further: “It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista (selfish).”
It features a single seat cockpit to push the limits on driving pleasure, performance and most of important of all, style. A survival cell of sorts, the carbonfibre and aluminium interior could well be mistaken for a jet fighter’s, and a really cool one at that. The glasshouse tips forward like it would in an F-35, and forms an aerodynamic element when closed.
If Lamborghinis are cars for the few, this one goes that one step further. It is a car for one, and no more. There are no plans yet to push the Egoista into production, but knowing Lamborghini, they’ll make one for you if you ask kindly enough, just as they did with the Sesto Elemento concept in 2011.