Lamborghini's 50th birthday present to itself, the Egoista is a fully functioning model is based on the Gallardo. It features a 5.2 L V10 engine 600 bhp and has a unique one-seat cockpit, which is similar to that of a modern fighter jet, and has a canopy door that is completely removable. The steering wheel must be removed to enter and exit the vehicle.
The unique exterior of the Lamborghini Egoista is meant to resemble a bull ready to charge if looked at from the side. The lighting resembles that of a modern aeroplane, with sidemarkers and indicators on the sides and top of the car as well as front and rear. The bodywork consists of active aerodynamic panels that raise and lower for optimum downforce and stability. The body and wheels are made of antiradar material to even more identify with fighter jets.
In Italian (as well as Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, and Romanian), Egoista literally means "selfish". According to the model's designer Walter de Silva, the Egoista "represents hedonism taken to the extreme."
The car is now on display at the Lamborghini museum located in Sant'Agata Bolognese.