Lamborghini Egoista: The Latest From Sant’Agata

By | May 16, 2013

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With 50 years of Lamborghini upon us, it’s only natural that something special would accompany the golden anniversary.  In recent years, Lambo has released several limited edition models that have pushed the envelope of performance and design.  Exquisite examples to name a few are the Reventon and my personal favorite, the Sesto Elemento.

So what did Lamborghini give us for the big 5-0?  Behold, the Lamborghini Egoista.  Clearly the Reventon and Sesto Elemento were not models of inspiration here.  Actually, the Apache attack helicopter was.  We’ve seen plenty of cars modeled after jet fighters, the Reventon is one that executes that impeccably.

Fighter jets and attack helicopters are menacing feats of mechanical engineering.  The Reventon, Aventador, Sesto Elemento, even the Countach of yore.  All menacing in their own right and each equally Lamborghini to the very core.  The Egoista however, is certainly menacing, but not in the same way as past raging bulls.  The Egoista looks more like something you’d find under a microscope from blood work taken in the Amazon… yeah, it’s a parasite.

Details on the Egoista are limited at this point but from what we can see, it’s powered by a 5.2L V-10 and seats only one.  A quick look at the interior of the Apache inspired Egoista and it’s easy to see the similarities between the two.  The lone seat is clearly nothing more than a cockpit that looks more suited for shooting things out of the air than attacking apexes but who’s to say it couldn’t excel at both?  The Egoista, like the Veneno, is definitely a more aggressive departure in the Lamborghini design code but Lamborghini is known for out-of-this-world styling and edgy design.  It’s pretty hard to truly depart from something like that unless you go the opposite direction.  Is the Egoista too much?  Let us know what you think of the latest Sant’Agata creation.

Source: Autoblog

 

 

 


3 Comments

AJ Wilcox on May 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm.

Ugliest car I’ve ever seen. I’ve thrown up better designs. This, coming from the company that created the Sesto Elemento? For shame!

Chance Hales on May 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm.

I have to agree with AJ. Not knowing the point of this concept other than the typical Lambo “shock and awe” factor and celebrating their 50th, this thing is absolutely hideous and pointless! However, you can clearly see the Apache’s design influence, which they did a good job on but helicopter designs just don’t seem to work as well as the F22 or F35…

Matthew Davis on May 17, 2013 at 8:58 am.

Yeah. I think the back looks cool and cockpit is neat. From the front and side though… it’s creepy ugly.

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