Lamborghini Egoista

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Lamborghini Egoista
Lamborghini Egoista front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerAutomobili Lamborghini S.p.A
Production2013
DesignerWalter de Silva
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
Body styleHatch-top coupé
LayoutMid-engine, all-wheel drive
DoorsCanopy door
RelatedLamborghini Gallardo
Powertrain
Engine5.2 L V10

The Lamborghini Egoista is a concept car unveiled by Lamborghini for the company's 50th anniversary. The fully functioning model is based on the Gallardo. It features a 5.2 L (317 cu in) V10 engine producing 600 hp (447 kW; 608 PS).[1]

The Lamborghini Egoista has a unique one-seat cockpit, which is similar to that of a modern fighter jet, and has a canopy door that is completely removable. The steering wheel must be removed to enter and exit the vehicle like a Formula One car.[1]

The unique exterior of the Lamborghini Egoista is meant to resemble a bull ready to charge if looked at from the side.[1] The lighting resembles that of a modern airplane, with sidemarkers and indicators on the sides and top of the car as well as front and rear. The bodywork consists of active aerodynamic panels that raise and lower for optimum downforce and stability. The body and wheels are made of antiradar material to even more identify with fighter jets.

In Spanish and Italian, Egoista literally means "selfish". According to the model's designer Walter de Silva, the Egoista "represents hedonism taken to the extreme."[2].

The car is now on display at the Lamborghini museum located in Sant'Agata Bolognese.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sanchez, Edward A. (August 2013). "One Rider, One Bull". Motor Trend. 65 (8): 16–17.
  2. ^ "Lamborghini Feeds Their Ego with the Egoista Concept". Automoblog.net. 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. ^ Lamborghini Egoista: now on display - Vijay Pattni, Top Gear, 16 May 2014