When you think of a jet, you probably think Top Gun, but Lamborghini now wants you to consider its Egoista, that uses jet-fighter imagery in its single-seater cockpit and body lines.
Walter De Silva, head of design at VW, presented the car for the celebration in Sant'Agata Bolognese. And what an entrance it made. Projected onto nine big screens, the rolling sculpture made its way onto the stage that resembled a landing strip, complete with ground crew using light paddles to direct him to its resting place.
Powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine blasting off with 600hp, the Egoista is constructed from lightweight materials to add to the go-fast theme. The cockpit is surrounded by orange glass and can apparently be ejected in an emergency.
And with high speed comes heat, so a series of air intakes on the back of the engine cover cool the powerful V10.
Loosing traditional headlights, LED clearance lights determine the car's position in three dimensions. Additional lights include two white front lights, two red rear lights, red flashing light on the upper tail, two orange side markers, one red and one green on the roof, and two hidden xenon headlamps behind the front air intakes.
The Egoista's body uses a special anti-radar material, while the glass is anti-glare with its orange gradation.
Keeping the instruments to the minimum, the focal point is a heads-up display.