May 13, 2013
Lamborghini demonstrates once again that they know how to cause excitement: on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the company, made these days with various events in the birthplace from Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, the CEO of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, at a private dinner party presented the new Lamborghini Egoista.
The Lamborghini Egoista concept was unveiled at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini. 350 Lamborghini supercars have traveled an itinerary through Italy, and at this festive dinner party, Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini President and CEO, unveiled this surprising supercar concept named Egoista (translated as “Selfish”).
Lamborghini Egoista – Design & Engine & Price
The design is signed by Walter de Silva (Head of Design of the VW Group), and the inspiration comes from an Apache combat helicopter. In addition, the machine is dedicated to one man, with one place. That is what inspired the name of the supercar: Lamborghini Egoista.
The first information says that almost all the bodywork is manufactured from carbon fiber, and the vitreous cockpit can be removed to make the concept supercar lighter. Power is supplied by a 5.2-liter V10 engine, capable of producing 600 horsepower.
“It’s a car designed for one person, for those who want the most extreme and special things in this world. The hedonism is taken to an extreme, a car without compromise, it is a selfish machine,” said Walter de Silva.
After the furor created by the Lamborghini Veneno hypercar unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini Egoista is also a truly original piece. Still no data about whether the new supercar will go into production or not, but it is said that it was created for a movie called “Ecosita” which will be presented later this year.
Lamborghini Egoista price: well the price (hihihi)… the potential customers (and will be plenty of them) have to have wide and deep pockets.
“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.
“This is a car made for one person only, to allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum. 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 (selfish),” De Silva further explained.
“The cockpit, made completely of carbon fiber and aluminum, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements,” De Silva explained.”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, to provide a different travel option.”
The Egoista contains, in Walter De Silva’s opinion, all the product criteria which are part of Lamborghini’s make-up. “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. It is a fanatical vehicle, Egoista fits it well.”
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, and which will always remain a dream, for everyone.
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