Unless you happen to live in one of the great supercar capitals of the world, seeing a Lamborghini up close is a rare treat. But even in such rarified company, some Lambos stand out more than others. We're talking here about elusive examples like the Reventón (of which only 20 were made), the $3.4-million Veneno (only four made) or this, the one-of-a-kind Egoista.

The Egoista concept was revealed a year and a week ago during Lamborghini's 50th anniversary celebrations. Unless you are a Lamborghini owner who traveled to Italy for the event, chances are you didn't get a chance to see it. But if you're heading to the Bologna region any time in the near future, you'll be able to check it out at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant'Agata.

There the one-of-a-kind single-seater concept with the aircraft-style canopy greenhouse will surely occupy a place of honor, alongside the many classic, racing and otherwise significant models – including the Sesto Elemento, Estoque and Miura concepts. Unfortunately, since Google's crew was there before the Egoista (or before us, for that matter), you won't be able to see it on Street View, so you're going to have to trek to northern Italy to see it for yourself.
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The Lamborghini Egoista: Now on Permanent Display at Lamborghini Museum

Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, 16 May 2014 - The prestigious collection in the Lamborghini Museum is now the home of another automotive gem - the Lamborghini Egoista, the supercar developed by Walter De Silva, Head of Volkswagen Group Design, as a tribute to the House of The Raging Bull's 50th anniversary, which was celebrated last year.

This futuristic single-seater is the only one of its kind in the world. Powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that churns out 600 horsepower, it takes the attributes that are in the DNA of every Lamborghini to the next, extreme level. The look is sharply distinguished by a muscular structure with alternating open and solid areas, and the profile suggests the stylized silhouette of a bull about to charge - the iconic hallmark of the Lamborghini logo. The car's aeronautical flair can clearly be seen in the headlight system, The aeronautical inspiration is also evident in the body made of lightweight materials (carbon fiber and aluminum) with stealth capabilities, in the anti-glare windows with an orange hue, 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. Because of this latter feature, in order to leave the vehicle, the driver must 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 aircrafts.

Described by Walter De Silva 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 - at first in the showroom, and then in the Museum.


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      Camaroman101
      • 7 Months Ago
      this is definitely one car that would look stunning in flat black
      Lachmund
      • 7 Months Ago
      Incredibly awesome looking machine in my book
      carcomptoy
      • 7 Months Ago
      Where has it been all year?
      Dr. Claw
      • 7 Months Ago
      Blurr's alt mode.
        Josiah Beerle
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Dr. Claw
        Blur was that autobot from the 86 cartoon movie he moved and talked really fast
        Peter_G
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Dr. Claw
        Thumbs up to you sir, not sure how many people will catch that.
        avconsumer2
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Dr. Claw
        Oh wow. Nice one. I forgot about him.
      bullitt2605
      • 7 Months Ago
      It's really a robot in disguise. Don't tell anyone.
      Scott Satellite
      • 7 Months Ago
      I shouldn't like this but its so coherent it actually works. The name is pure stupidity except once you factor in the target customer maybe it isn't.
      Technoir
      • 7 Months Ago
      I like how daring Lambo is with their cars. Better than slow design evolution that seems to progress 1 year every 10 years.
      superlightv12
      • 7 Months Ago
      That is one ugly car.
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 5 Months Ago
      The Egoista and the Veneno are not pretty cars. I guess it's cool that they're trying different things...pushing the envelops so to speak but they should at least try to make their cars look less kitchy...less Las Vegas and more Italian country-side. Add a touch of class. But after the Miura, Countach, Diablo and Aventador, I guess it's hard to keep hitting home-runs.
      sforza209
      • 7 Months Ago
      That is the ugliest thing I have seen all day. And it'll remain the ugliest car ever! Had to sign in just to say that.
      Dmitriy Markelov
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'm a big fan of Lamborghini's but this thing is just looks awful. Most Lamborghini's manage to handle their angles and sharp lines just fine but this looks like a mess that someone smudged their feces on.
      John Falkenstern
      • 7 Months Ago
      I never sign in on here, but I couldn't contain myself after seeing this. I mean holy **** this is most likely the ugliest car that ever has been, or ever will be made in the history of automobiles. Why write up a post and not even hint at the fact that it's ugly. When there is an elephant as such in the room, you should at least bring it up.
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