Lamborghini was not content to celebrate its 50th birthday with the unveiling of the Veneno at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With thousands of Lamborghini owners gathered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, to drive through Italy’s finest roads as a celebration of Lamborghini history, a new Lamborghini made its debut.
Head of Volkswagen Design, Walter De Silva and his design team, created the Egoista. The Lamborghini Egoista is a single seat one off car, powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 600 horsepower. De Silva commented that like all good Lamborghinis, the Egoista “was made with passion, and with the heart more than the head.”
With that De Silva speaks to what makes the Lamborghini brand so appealing: the ludicrous styling of the Countach, the bodacious lines of the original 350GT, the barking mad Aventador J.
Like the Aventador, and the Revington, the Egoista is inspired by aeronautic design. The paint on the body and the wheels is formulated to deflect radar. The single seat cockpit is covered by an orange anti-glare glass dome, and like a jet, critical information is broadcast on a heads-up display.
The design of the Lamborghini Egoista was inspired by the stance a bull takes before it charges, horns down, ready to gore any matador foolish enough to get in its way. The Egoista is a reflection of the Lamborghini brand’s playful and outrageous history. Our one hope is that the Egoista gets to stretch its legs once and a while with Valentino Balboni behind the wheel.