Lamborghini engineers and managers have prepared lots of different presents and surprises for the Company’s 50th anniversary. Among this great amount of surprises is one that stands out the most. We’re talking about the special concept designed by Volkswagen Group’s chief-designer, Walter de Silva. Despite the fact that Walter de Silva has never created any Italian sports cars, he was the person in charge of Volkswagen’s sport subdivision in early 2000’s.
This anniversary concept, that was named Egoista by de Silva himself, was presented at the private event in Santa Agata Bolognese.
Egoista is equipped with a 5.2 liter V10 engine with almost 600 hp of capacity. As it is clear from the concept’s name, Egoista is designed and built just for one person and this person is the driver. This is made specifically for people who are eager to express their individuality to the fullest. That means nothing and no one can prevent them from doing so.
Many members of Volkswagen Group design were working for creating this concept - Alessandro Dambrozio and Stefan Zilaff are just some of them.
The body of the concept is made of carbon fiber, material that is so popular among car manufacturers these days. The driver’s seat is designed similar to the pilot’s cabin of \"Apache\" helicopter. And the most interesting and fun part of this cabin if that the driver’s seat can be catapulted in case of an emergency, not that this emergency will necessary happen.
Bullfighting and aviation themes can be seen in every element of this concept’s design. The optics of Egoista was probably borrowed from some airplane rather than a terrain vehicle. This is especially noticeable in the dark when two white front flashlights, two red rear lights, flashing red rear signal, two orange side lights and two lights on the roof of the concept are flashing at the same time.
Just seeing the pictures of this concept makes you believe in wonders. And if something like it appears on the market, the history of auto manufacturing will be changed forever.