Made by Lamborghini as a birthday present for itself and revealed during the Italian brand’s private 50th anniversary party last year, the one-off Egoista is by far the most radical and exotic model to wear the Raging Bull badge of recent memory. Now, a year later, the Egoista is returning home in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, where it will be permanently displayed at the automaker’s headquarters, initially n the showroom and then in the company’s Museum where the general public will have its first opportunity to see the concept up close and in person.
The unique design is inspired by an Apache helicopter. Whereas the helicopter pilot can eject from his vehicle, the Egoista cockpit is secured firmly to the chassis. Aluminum and carbon fiber line the exterior and interior panels. It was designed and engineered with fighter-jet inspiration, which contributed to its interior design and its radar-resistant, stealthy paint. Motivation for the Lamborghini Egoista comes from a V10 5.2 liter engine that’s rated at 592 horsepower.
Entering and exiting the vehicle needs the driver to remove the steering wheel and leave it on the dashboard, open the dome by actuating an electronic control and climb out of the cockpit with a specific series of movements, as required in fighter jet aircraft. Not the most practical thing in the world, but just imagine yourself seeing, or better yet, being the one to perform it. Even more impressive is the Egoista’s interior, which features a removable survival cell made with anti-glare windows in an orange hue.