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Lamborghini Egoista: A one-seat car you can't buy

Last updated on: May 16, 2013 12:32 IST

Lamborghini Egoista: A one-seat car you can't buy

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Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. As part of the celebrations, about 350 Lamborghini's spanning various generations, right from the Miura to the present day Aventador took part in a week long drive.

At the end of the celebrations, Mr. Stephan Winkelmann, Head of Lamborghini, took the wraps off the Lamborghini Egoista concept. Lamborghini say that the car's name means 'selfish' and that is because it has only one seat.

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The Egoista is a concept car designed by Walter de Silva, Head of Design of the VW group.

The design inspiration comes from an Apache helicopter while the glass canopy that you see here will move forwards so that the driver can get in.

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The lightweight car is believed to use carbon fibre to a large extent. Power comes from a 5.2 liter V10 engine that gives out 600 horsepower.

The cockpit, designed like a tailor-made suit for the driver, is a removable section which, once combined with the rest of the vehicle, creates a perfect technical, mechanical and aerodynamic unit.

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Earlier this year, Filippo Perini, Head of Design at Lamborghini, had said that there would be a lot of one-off cars one can expect to see with the raging bull logo.

He also said that what they designed as concepts would ultimately be used in production, whether it was a particular styling/design element, or the whole car itself.

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On the concept Silva said: "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,"

He added, "This car represents extremes of hedonism; it is a car without compromise. In a word, it is selfish."

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