Some car makers, from time to time, needs to express themselves. It is like an emotional feeling. European companies with decades on business know a lot about this need. They hold a cultural baggage on their shoulders. Absurd concept vehicles are one of the most used ways to share to the world their feelings.
The 2013 Egoista Concept was the way Lamborghini chose to scream to the world how vain they are. Its insane design, trying to look like a war aircraft is everything but humble. They go all the way with it. The designers at Sant’Agata Bolognese couldn’t achieve a meaner, more evil appearance. From in and out, it looks like it’s going to kill you. Quite an achievement.
To date, this is one of the most ambitious and aggressive projects of the Italian car maker.
Let’s take a further look.
Drivetrain and Performance
The 2013 Egoista Concept is based on the Gallardo Platform. The 5.2 L V10 massive powerplant is capable of generating up to 600 hp without a single issue. The all-wheel-drive layout allows this beast to reach the insane speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).
Unfortunately, Lamborghini keeps too many specs as classified. We can assume that most of its mechanic components are the same of the 2013 Gallardo, which is quite logical due the use of its platform.
Unique Design and Feel
What is truly unique about the 2013 Egoista Concept is its design. Just like we can see in the picture, there isn’t a single car out there similar to this one. Its unique form and aerodynamic design want to emulate a modern fighter jet. Unbelievable, anti-radar materials were used in the construction of the body and rims. Yes, just like most fighter jets.
Created for the 50th anniversary the mythic supercar maker, it resembles a single-seater race car as well. The 2013 Egoista features a one-seat cockpit that requires removing the steering wheel each time the driver is going in or out. This seems highly impractical, actually.
In the other hand, this amazing concept has several body panels that are totally active, moving up and down to enhance aerodynamics and downforce generation on the track, always according to the situation.
Every single one of the air intakes on this model is sharp and edgy, just like the rest of the entire design. Plenty of cuts conforms it, always trying to look like an aircraft. The orange detailing ends in an always-exciting contrast on the matte gray paint job.
Cutting-edge lighting technologies are found all around the vehicle, making it, even more, the center of attraction. Having a more hardcore look than the popular Veneno model, you can be sure that the specialized media paid a lot of attention to this baby.
The 2013 Egoista Concept features aluminum and carbon fiber as the main materials in the cockpit construction. Just like the exterior, the one-seat cockpit is out of this world. But, you must notice that it only packs the necessary to be driven. Period.
The Bottom Line for the Egoista
Mr. Walter Da Silva, one of the head designers of the company, told back then that the 2013 Egoista Concept was “designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world. It represents hedonism take to the extreme.”
We don’t doubt it, actually. Its highly-ambitious design is almost hard to believe. You must notice that the word “egoista” means “selfish” when translated into English. Quite explanation.
As expected from a concept model, production was limited to just one unit. Lamborghini has been using it as inspiration for supercars in development. Actually, you can already see the similarities with the highly-exclusive Veneno.