Other lights include the two red rear lights, a red flashing light in the upper part of the tail, two orange bull’s eyes as side markers, and a further two lights on the roof, red on the left and green on the right, make this four-wheeled UFO unique even in the dark. There are two xenon headlamps hidden at the joins between the central body and the two side ‘hulls’. The Egoista takes the aircraft inspiration to an all new level with ‘no-walk zones’ marked like you’ve seen on airliners. Think that was over the top? Well, the body of the Egoista is made from a special antiradar material, and the glass is anti-glare with an orange gradation. The rims are also made from antiradar material, flat and rough, embellished with carbon-fiber plates to improve their aerodynamics.
Walter De Silva’s explains about the design philosophy behind the Egoista, “It’s as if Ferruccio Lamborghini were saying: I’m going to put the engine in the back, I don’t want a passenger. I want it formyself, and I want it as I imagine it to be. It is a fanatical vehicle, Egoista fits it well.”
The bare cockpit is all about fuctionality. There is a racing seat with a four-point seatbelt, each strip a different color, the airbags, and the minimal instruments. The head up display is the focal point. The removable glass dome can be opened electronically. The extreme athleticism required to ‘pilot’ a Egoista is laid bare in the way one gets in and out of the car. The driver has to pop the dome, remove the steering wheel, place it on the dome, not unlike a Formula 1 driver and sit on the left side of the body work, and swivel around and put his/her feet on the ground. As Lamborghini points out, “the Lamborghini Egoista requires a pilot more than a driver, a real top gun.”