By Ronan Glon
Monday, May 13th, 2013 @ 1:07 am
 
Lamborghini has published a full set of details about the wild, one-off concept that debuted at a private dinner attended by over 350 brand aficionados. Penned by Walter de Silva, the car is called Egoista, which means "selfish" in Italian, and it is designed to celebrate the firm's 50th anniversary.

The Egoista is undeniably more eccentric than the limited-edition Venemo that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last March. Largely built out of carbon fiber and aluminum, it takes Lamborghini's recent design language and turns the dial up to 11 with a massively angular body finished in radar-absorbant material, an orange tinted windshield that flips forward and a highly-stylized profile. Aggressive orange wheels and recessed LED lights up front finish off the muscular look.

The concept draws its name from the fact that it offers seating for just a single passenger. Minimalist yet futuristic, the cockpit is inspired by Boeing's AH-64 Apache helicopter and features a four-point harness with each piece made out of a different color of fabric. The Egoista has no doors, forcing the driver to remove the steering wheel and place it on the dash before stepping out.

As reported earlier, the car is powered by a mid-mounted 5.2-liter V10 engine lifted from the Gallardo parts bin. It has been tuned to churn out 600 horsepower.

Lamborghini is keeping its lips sealed about what the future holds for the Egoista, but there is a good chance that it is simply a one-off concept car that shows how far the firm's design can stretch. It will likely be added to Lamborghini's own collection and periodically displayed in its museum.