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Lamborghini unveils Egoista concept

autos Updated: May 13, 2013 13:55 IST
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Lamborghini's 50th anniversary celebrations have concluded with the unveiling of a wild concept car, the 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, organised in celebration of the marque'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 carbonfibre 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, with Lamborghini having released little information and just a single official picture. The live launch pictures shown here are courtesy of Luxury & Supercar Weekend, which posted them on Facebook from the event.

At the Geneva motor show earlier this year the Lamborghini Veneno was revealed as an initial part of the firm's 50th anniversary celebrations.