Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: Lamborghini Press | posted May 14, 2013 11:34
Single seat power
The commemoration keeps on going for Lamborghini. In line with their 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has revealed the Veneno and the Aventador special edition, but now they've got a concept car to go along with it: the Egoista.
The Lamborghini Egoista, as the name implies, is a single seat supersports car designed by Walter De Silva, the head of design for the Volkswagen Group.
An emotional moment in Sant’Agata Bolognese yesterday at the culmination of the gala celebrating Lamborghini's 50th anniversary: Walter De Silva's incredible vehicle made its entry in front of a thousand invitees, the Head of Design for the Volkswagen Group's homage to celebrating the House of the Raging Bull's half century. “I am very attached to this Italian brand, being an Italian myself. 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,” said an emotional De Silva.
The Egoista takes inspiration from aviation again (like the Reventon), but this time from the Apache attack helicopter. De Silva's tech chose a single seater format to express pure driving thrills, performance and style. The Egoista has a unique manner with regards to ingress and egress from the vehicle; much like a fighter jet or racing car. In the back is a 5.2 liter V10 with 600 horsepower; plenty for the carbon fiber body.
“This is a car made for one person only, to allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum,” said Walter De Silva. “It is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world. It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista.”