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Lamborghini 50th Anniversary: Egoista Concept

May 19, 2014

Legendary Italian supercar maker Lamborghini celebrates its 50th birthday this year. In order to mark the occasion, the Lamborghini team have worked with VW Group chief designer, Walter De Silva, to produce the Egoista. Literally meaning selfish or egotistical, De Silva stated that the concept “represents hedonism taken to the extreme. It’s a car without compromises”.

Essentially an exercise in supercar engineering, Lamborghini have stated that the Egoista is a celebration of the firm’s history and will never go on sale to the public. We’re more savvy than that – it’s clear that the Egoista is a publicity magnet, albeit a worthy one. And its extreme design is more than just a ploy for attention – the Egoista packs some serious punch too.

Sitting on a highly modified Gallardo chassis, the Egoista uses a hybrid of carbon fibre and aluminium for its lightweight body. Taking design inspiration from military apache helicopters, the shell of the Egoista also features radar dodging stealth paintwork. The interior – or more accurately, the cockpit – is just that. A single seater ‘pod’, surrounded by anti-glare glass featuring a fighter-jet style Head-Up-Display. The Egoista has no doors – instead, the driver must flip open the glass cockpit and jump in – very Top Gun! De Silva went on to say that the concept “is designed for people who want the most extreme and most special thing in the world”.

Mirroring its bonkers interior, the exterior of the Egoista appears to be a combination of a stealth bomber and a space ship. The raw, angular shape is designed to maximise downforce, using robotic spoilers which adjust to direct airflow over the car at different speeds. The side profile of the supercar concept is designed to look like Lamborghini’s mascot, the charging bull.

 

The Egoista uses a tuned version of Lamborghini’s 5.2L V10 engine to produce nearly 600 bhp. There are no official performance specifications and we doubt the Egoista is road legal – but it certainly looks fast! Essentially a tuned up Gallardo under its UFO-like body, performance figures are expected to be similar. The Gallardo LP 570 Superleggera which boasts very similar specifications is capable of the 0-62 dash in just 3.4 seconds, and will reach a top speed of 202mph!

Fancy getting your hands on a piece of Lamborghini racing history? We found this 2003 Gallardo for just £55,000 – a relative bargain for a thoroughbred supercar. Whatever car you’re looking for, new or used, the Car Loan Warehouse can help. As specialists in car financing, we work with dealers and lenders to find you the best deal, regardless of your credit score. Try our quick and easy car finance calculator for an instant quote.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.