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Lamborghini Egoista: Concept car is extreme of hedonism says designer

Lamborghini Egoista: The Egoista was dramatically revealed by brand boss Stephan Winkelmann at a dinner held to mark the end of the week-long drive by 350 Lamborghinis through Italy, organized in celebration of the marquee’s 50th birthday. Lamborghini has confirmed that the Walter De Silva designed car takes its name from the fact that it has just one seat. The styling is said to be inspired by that of an Apache helicopter, and early reports suggest the lightweight car is extensively made of carbon fiber and that the cockpit canopy can be removed to save weight. Power comes from a 5.2-litre V10 engine. De Silva is quoted as saying: "This is a car made for a single person, to have fun and to express their own personality. It is designed for people who want the most extreme and most special things in the world. This car represents extremes of hedonism; it is a car without compromise. In a word, it is selfish." Few details of the Egoista concept are currently available,

Lamborghini Egoista

Lamborghini Egoista, Supercar concept unveiled by Lamborghini at their 50th birthday party tonight has an official name: the Lamborghini Egoista, which literally means "selfish" in Italian. Seriously. I am not joking. A few of you commenters pointed out in the earlier story that the name was probably "Egoista", and you turned out to be right, contrary to early reports on Twitter and Facebook that called it "Ecosta" or "Ecosita." So why is it for selfish people? Because it only has one seat, that's why. You know how the McLaren F1 had three seats? This has two less than that. According to the Italian-only (for now) press release we were sent, the car has aviation-inspired styling with a ton of carbon fiber and a 5.2-liter V10 engine. Here's what designer Walter De Silva said, translated from Italian: "This is a car ... made for a single person, to have fun and to express own personality to the Nth degree. And designed just for an a