Lamborghini experienced a blast celebrating their 50th anniversary last year, which culminated with this Egoista concept sports vehicle. To be honest, we can't really say we love it, though based on the Gallardo and produced by Walter De Silva, it certainly includes a really cool look.
"I am very attached to this Italian brand, being an Italian myself,"" says De Silva. "I wanted to pay for homage to and think up a car to underline the fact that Lamborghinis have always been made using passion, and with the heart over the head.
Designed for a single person to drive, the Egoista is meant to express personality and vibrancy, intended for "hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world. The hedonistic automobile fits its name perfectly, which roughly translates as "selfish," and packs a 5.2-liter V10 engine delivering 600hp.
From the outside, the luxury car's nose has lines that mimic that of a bull lowering its head, primed to attack. Paint it black and it appears to be something Batman would be driving. That's certainly not where we take issue - it's the interior, as overpowering as being the exterior is.
Once the roof is lifted, you're assaulted greeted by bright orange leather seems like it belongs in a Hot Wheels toy or like it was actually constructed from Legos. Inspired by the Apache helicopter, the cockpit (which can be made using carbon fiber and aluminum) can actually be ejected from your car in a condition of emergency, which is pretty cool. You may actually choose being ejected from the car rather than undertake the complicated process of getting out normally.
"To get rid of the vehicle, the operator must remove the steering wheel and rest it on the dashboard, open the dome having an electronic command, stand up within their seat, sit down on a precise point of the left-hand bodywork, then swivel their legs 180 degrees from the inside of the cockpit to the outside of the vehicle. At this point they are able to set their feet down and operate. Even in getting out of the vehicle, the Lamborghini Egoista requires a pilot more than a driver, a real top gun.
With the much packed into one look, from the helicopter to some raging bull, Lamborghini definitely didn't limit themselves, but considering it absolutely was a birthday present to itself, maybe it's OK it looks like a transformer. Besides, just because we don't have to have one for ourselves doesn't mean we wouldn't jump at the chance to test one out.