Lamborghini Egoista celebrates 50 years of the Raging Bull

Representing hedonism taken to the extreme, the Egoista is made for one person only

Published: May 12, 2013, 11:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:14 PM

A gala celebration of Lamborghini's 50th anniversary in the brand's Italian hometown of Sant’Agata Bolognese this weekend culminated with the dramatic introduction of a concept supercar called Egoista.

A personal project of Volkswagen Design Group's head of design, Walter De Silva, the Egoista is said to be, "forged from a passion for innovation and alternative solutions, the same passion which has always set the Lamborghini brand apart."

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

To that end, the Egoista is made for one person only. Powered by a 600- horsepower, 5.2-litre V-10 engine producing 600 horsepower, it is a visual statement on wheels.

"It is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world," De Silva explained. "It represents hedonism taken to the extreme; it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista (selfish)."

The Volkswagen Group design team that created the Egoista included Alessandro Dambrosio, responsible for the exterior, and Stefan Sielaff in charge of the interior.

The car's side-view is dominated by the stylized profile of a bull preparing to charge, with its horns lowered, driving towards the front wheels.


he plan view reveals a trimaran profile, with the central hull forming a dedicated section for the cockpit and engine, highlighted by a carbon-fibre cover on the front hood.

Rather than the usual add-on aerodynamic appendages, the bodywork incorporates flaps integrated into its surfaces, which act automatically depending on the driving conditions.

Other innovative feature include the Egoista's lighting: LED clearance lights – two white front lights, two red rear lights, a red flashing light in the upper part of the tail, two orange bull's eyes as side markers, and a further two lights on the roof, red on the left and green; and two powerful xenon headlamps, hidden behind the front air intakes.

The Egoista's aircraft-inspired single-seater cockpit is designed like a tailor-made suit for the driver. It comprises a removable section that is in effect a survival cell, isolating and protecting the driver from external elements.

Its inspiration is said to come, in particular, from the cockpit of the Apache helicopter.

Don't expect the Egoista to become a production car. It is pure emotion, Lamborghini says – a Never-Never-Land, which no one can ever possess, and which will always remain a dream, for everyone.