Single-Seat Supercar from Lamborghini
Imagine a hypercar that’s been built for you, and you alone. Forget the mundane practicalities and the usual distractions – with no passenger seat, there’s absolutely nothing that can interfere with your gloriously self-indulgent driving experience. Ahhh, if only.
The appropriately named Egoista concept car will definitely grab your attention, not just because it’s looks are modelled on an Apache attack helicopter, but because there’s only one seat – which means no demanding passengers. In fact, even if there were space for a spouse, there’s no chance of them messing with the music because there’s no music system. Just you and the roar of a 5.2-litre V10 engine and 600 horsepower.
Built to celebrate the House of the Raging Bull’s 50th birthday, Walter De Silva’s concept car takes driving performance and style – and lifts them to other-worldly heights. His design pulls no punches: muscular, bold and aerodynamic, the bodywork has the stylised profile of a bull preparing to charge.
Aircraft inspirations run throughout the design and the Egoista’s lights have more in common with a jet than a road vehicle. LED clearance lights determine the car’s position not just on a single plane such as the road, but in three dimensions. Two powerful xenon headlamps scan the darkness for great distances and the chassis is made from anti-radar material, the glass is anti-glare with an orange gradation.
Egoista’s carbon-fiber cockpit represents a survival cell, isolated and protected from external elements. There are no compromises in this hypercar, so of course there’s no door – why have a door when you can just remove the steering wheel, flip open the dome roof with an electronic command and climb over the bodywork? It sounds complex, but then this car isn’t made for practicality. Inside, there are barely any instruments, instead a fighter-style head-up display. A racing seat with four-point seatbelt (each strip finished in a different colour) secures you into your driving position.
If Lamborghinis are cars for the few, this one goes further because it’s not for sale. The Egoista is a car for itself – a gift from Lamborghini to Lamborghini. Damn. If that’s not the epitome of egocentric then we don’t know what is.