The Egoista was revealed last year as part of Lamborghini's 50th anniversary celebrations
A total of 592bhp means that the Egoista has the punch to match its presence
Chances of seeing the Egoista in your rear-view mirror are slim, as only one example has been made
The car is described by Lamborghini as a 50th birthday present to itself
The Egoista's canopy is detachable to save weight
The car was revealed at a dinner last year
These pictures show the Lamborghini Egoista's rear-end styling in detail
Despite speculation suggesting so, the Egoista wasn't displayed at the Frankfurt motor show last year
The Egoista will never be sold, say its makers
The car will now be put on public display at Lamborghini's museum in Italy
Extreme details are evident in the Egoista's design
The car's canopy mimics a fighter jet's
Rear end styling is suitably dramatic
Canopy lifts up to allow access
Rear end detailing has typical Lamborghini hallmarks
Canopy gives the Egoista a futuristic look
Insiders say the Egoista is more styling showcase than a high performance supercar
Exterior styling is exaggerated, even by Lamborghini's standards
The forward hinged canopy is described as a safety cell for the driver
The front end bears Lamborghini's familiar shapes
Just one Egoista has been made, and Lamborghini won't sell it
Even the Egoista's wheel designs have been taken to the extreme
The Lamborghini Egoista was unveiled at the end of a week-long celebration of the firm's 50th birthday
The car is based around individual driving pleasure
The concept includes futuristic touches such as the Apache helicopter-style canopy
Lightweight materials are used extensively
Egoista translates as 'selfish' in Italian - a reference to the single seat
Walter De Silva, head of design for the VW Group, says that the Egoista is "A car without compromise."
The cockpit is made entirely from aluminium and carbonfibre
The styling is reputed to take cues from the Apache helicopter gunship
The cockpit is ejectable; it forms a kind of survival cell for drivers
The Lamborghini's cockpit is supposed to feel like that of a jet fighter
The side profile is supposed to represent a charging bull with its head down
Lamborghini claims that the Egoista is finished in a radar-resistant paint
The rear of the car is left exposed to improve the Egoista's aerodynamics
Aggressive, sharp styling is reminiscent of the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk
Lamborghini states that no person will ever own the Egoista
Lamborghini recently revealed the limited-edition Veneno, of which only three will be sold
Power comes from a 5.2-litre V10 engine
Dramatic front end cues mimic single-seat racing car
Lamborghini Egoista only has one seat
Lamborghini's Egoista concept has found a new permanent home at the firm's museum in Italy. The single-seat Egoista, revealed last year in celebration of Lamborghini's 50th anniversary, is described as the only car of its kind in the world.
The Egoista was originally revealed by brand boss Stephan Winkelmann at a dinner last year, held to mark the end of the week-long drive by 350 Lamborghinis through Italy, organised in celebration of the marque's 50th birthday. Lamborghini describes the Egoista as a gift to itself, and says that no person will ever own it.
The Walter De Silva designed car takes its name from the fact that it has just one seat: Egoista translates from Italian as "selfish". The styling is said to be inspired by that of an Apache helicopter, and the lightweight car is extensively made of aluminium and carbonfibre and finished in a radar-resistant paint to emphasise the car's stealth attributes. Power comes from a 592bhp 5.2-litre V10 engine.
De Silva, the head of design for the entire VW Group, 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. This car represents extremes of hedonism; it is a car without compromise. In a word, it is selfish."
De Silva was helped with the Egoista's creation by Alessandro Dambrosio and Stefan Sielaff, who head the VW Group's exterior and interior design teams respectively. The side profile of the car is said to have been configured to represent a charging bull with its head down, pointing at the front wheels. The rear of the car has been left exposed to give the Egoista cleaner aerodynamics and a more dramatic look. Lamborghini has described the Egoista as "a four-wheeled UFO".
Talking about the Egoista's most striking aspect, its ejectable cockpit, De Silva said: "The cockpit, made entirely of carbonfibre and aluminium, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from outside elements. We kept an eye on the future when designing the Egoista, with the idea that the cockpit could have been taken from a jet aircraft and integrated in to a road vehicle, to provide a different travel option."
Additional reporting by Darren Moss, 19 May 2014