2013 Lamborghini Egoista is the Very Definition of Selfish
If you were not already aware, Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th birthday...pretty much all year. The Italian supercar maker has splurged, with special edition road cars, and nearly one-of-a-kind track machines. The latest present to itself is this creation; the 2013 Lamborghini Egoista. It is a mind-melting, single-seat supercar, with a 600-horsepower 5.2-liter V10 under the stealth-like bonnet. It looks as though it could take flight at any moment. We like. In a presentation at Lambo HQ in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Volkswagen Group's Head of Design (ya know, because V-Dub owns Lambo, in case you forgot), Walter De Silva presented the Egoista introduced the new concept. "This car is made for one person only," said De Silva, "To allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum...It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises in a word: egoista (selfish)."
The body is made of carbon fiber and its design is inspired by an attack helicopter, and rather than conventional aerodynamics, the Egoista features active vents, which activate in specific driving conditions. The cockpit features a head-up display, and four point seatbelt for the solitary occupant. Getting out of that cockpit is quite the chore, and requires the operator to remove the steering wheel, open the canopy, stand up in their seat, place their behind on one shoulder of the cockpit do a 180, and slide down the side. We would like to see this executed, but seeing as this a "Gift from Lamborghini to Lamborghini," we probably will not see this one-off in public any time soon.
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