The Lamborghini Egoista unveiling
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22 seconds of the new Lamborghini Egoista revving the engine (video)

To help celebrate the Italian supercar builder’s 50th anniversary, Lamborghini introduced the new Egoista one-seater hypercar this past weekend and today videos of that vehicle introduction are hitting the internet – including the video below of the Egoista starting and revving its V10 engine.

Every time Lamborghini introduces a new concept car, I find myself thinking “this is by far the most aggressive supercar ever” and the Lamborghini Egoista fits that bill better than any car before to wear the golden bull. The Egoista is unquestionably the most driver-centric supercar ever built and that point is emphasized by the fact that the new Lambo concept only has a single seat under the Apache helicopter-styled entry hatch. The Egoista isn’t about impressing a passenger or enjoying company – it is about offering the most extreme driving experience possible and the heart of this new beast is the same 5.2L V10 engine from the Lamborghini Gallardo.

The video below offers us our first chance to hear the incredible new Lamborghini Egoista firing up in front of the crowd at this weekend’s exclusive debut and then offering up a couple healthy revs of the engine before driving away from the camera. This video appears to have been captured on a camera phone so the video quality isn’t the best but it still gives us an awesome look at the operation of the helicopter-like canopy closing. While watching this early part of the video, notice how the body slides forward over the glass once it is closed - a cool addition to the incredible supercar. Once the canopy is closed, we get a look at the operation of the taillights and the aircraft like lights behind the canopy in action – and then the 600 horsepower V10 engine comes to life.

Around the 1:16 mark of the video, the Lamborghini Egoista roars to life with a series of mid rpm revs before idling away through the crowd. Even this simple sampling of the exhaust note brings chills as I imagine what it would be like to soar along some desolate country road in this war machine-inspired supercar…watching the world blast by through the orange aviation glass canopy.

Right now, the Egoista is just being introduced as a concept but if it should come to production, it would likely be the most expensive supercar ever offered by Lamborghini – rivaling the $4 million dollar Veneno that was introduced earlier this year. Also like the Veneno, we would expect that the production version of the Egoista would be offered in very limited numbers that would all likely be sold before the first car is built.

In addition to the video showing the Lamborghini Egoista starting up, YouTube user SupercarHall has offered up a 4 minutes video that shows the festivities leading up to the debut of the Egoista including a great many historic Lambo legends and the new Veneno. This second video (sadly) doesn’t include any footage of the Egoista in action (or any exhaust notes as there is music playing over the video) but there is a ton of automotive eye candy for lovers of Italian supercars so if you want to see the canopy of the new Lamborghini Concept closing and the high performance V10 engine starting and revving – the first video will likely tickle your fancy a bit more. Those who are interested in seeing an abridged look at the events leading up to the debut of the Egoista at one of the company’s elite viewing events – the second video offers just that. Enjoy!

The image above is captured from the second video by Supercar Hall.


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