Lamborghini rolls out one-off one-seater called Egoista

Volkswagen\'s gift to Lamborghini
May 14, 2013

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Walter de Silva, head of design for Volkswagen Group, Lamborghini\'s parent company, revealed the German carmaker\'s gift to the Italian brand as the latter celebrates its 50th anniversary: the one-off one-seater called Lamborghini Egoista.

\"I am very attached to this Italian brand, being an Italian myself,\" said de Silva. \"I wanted to pay homage to it 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.\"

According to Lamborghini, the Egoista’s bodywork has the stylized profile of a bull preparing to charge with its horns lowered. But while the car\'s front profile was designed to increase downforce, its rear is fully open with the mechanics in view, not only reducing weight but also giving it an aggressive look.

Clearly evident with the Egoista\'s design is that its upper part lacks aerodynamic appendages, but instead has flaps integrated in the bodywork that act automatically depending on the driving conditions. Two rear flaps activate automatically at high speeds to increase stability, while a series of air intakes on the back of the engine hood provides cooling airflow to the powerful 5.2-liter, 600hp V10 engine.

The most dramatic part of the Egoista, however, is its one-seater cockpit that\'s built right in the middle of the car. Inside it is a racing seat with a four-point seatbelt (with each strip a different color), airbags, a heads-up display, \"and the bare minimum of instruments.\"

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\"This is a car made for one person only, to allow that person to have fun and express his personality to the maximum,\" shared 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 (selfish).\"

 

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