Lamborghini has recently revealed its 600bhp Egoista concept car. This car was designed by Group Design Chief Walter De Silva to celebrate 50 years of Lamborghini. The car is made predominantly of aluminium, carbon fibre ands the style of the car was inspired by an apache helicopter. There is even an option to have ejectable seats put in it for emergencies. Walter De Silva says “It represents hedonism taken to the extreme. It is a car without compromises.”
To produce the 600bhp, a very modified version of the 5.2 litre V-10 Gallardo engine is used. While there’s no aero on top, but flaps in the bodywork that flip open or closed automatically depending on driving conditions. There are two at the back to increase stability, and a series of intakes on the back of the engine hood to increase cooling for the V10. From a mechanics point of view, this is preferred to the turbo charged super cars, as there is less to go wrong.
As mentioned, the body is made up of carbon fibre and aluminium, using aeronautical-spec antiradar material, and anti-glare glass too. Inside, there’s just a single racing seat with a four-point seatbelt and a heads-up display and steering wheel inspired by looking at pictures of jet fighters and apache helicopters. Literally, there isn’t a door on this vehicle, but a domed roof that flips open, meaning the driver must stand up in his or her seat, swivel their legs over and jump out.
This car is made for the wealthy businessman and plays to the ego. There is almost no practicality to this car at all. Where do you put your big briefcase, how do you jump out in a fitted suit? But when it looks like that, does it really matter??