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Lambo supercar lands permanent show

2014-05-19 09:55

WELCOME HOME! The Lamborgini Egoista is now on permanent display at the Lamborghini Museum in Italy. Image: Lamborghini

SANT'AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy - The one-of-a-kind Egoista has found a new home in the Lamborghini Museum here as a permanent feature in the prestigious collection.

The supercar, developed by the head of Volkswagen Group Design, Walter De Silva, as a tribute to the House of The Raging Bull's 50th anniversary, which was celebrated in 2013.

This futuristic single-seater is the only one of its kind in the world. The Egoista is powered by a 5.2-litre V10 engine kicking out 447kW.

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The car has a muscular structure with alternating open and solid areas, says the automaker, while the profile suggests the stylised silhouette of a bull about to charge - the iconic hallmark of the Lamborghini logo.

The car's aeronautical flair can be seen in the headlights and this inspiration is also evident in the body made of light materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. It carries over to the anti-glare windows with an orange hue and in the cockpit - conceived as a removable appendage, which allows the driver to be insulated and protected from external elements - and in the head-up display.

This removable cockpit means that getting out of the car is quite a tricky task. Lamborghini says the driver has 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.

Walter da Silva describes the car as "the embodiment of pure emotion and extreme hedonism". The Egoista was unveiled on May 11, 2013 before an audience of more than one thousand invited guests at the Gala Dinner that brought the 50th Anniversary Grand Tour to a close.

Exactly one year after it was introduced, the Lamborghini Egoista has returned to its home in Sant'Agata Bolognese. It will now be permanently displayed at Lamborghini headquarters - first in the showroom, and then in the Museum. 
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