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Back in 2013, Lamborghini showed the Egoista to a party of people at the factory in May, after they completed the Grande Giro to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini SpA, designed by Walter Da Silva, the Egoista was a single-seater, jet fighter inspired one-off with Gallardo basics.
A loud V10 behind a bright orange seat and a steering wheel that looked more at home in a cockpit, the Egoista even came with a front-hinged canopy that would open up electrically, this car would remain a one-off, never to be replicated by the factory again, rumor has it, this priceless work of art now resided in the Albert Spiess collection in Switzerland.
Today, with everybody moving to electric-powered vehicles, perhaps the idea of the Egoista can evolve into the next generation … and that’s exactly what Andrea Ortile had in mind too, he’s a designer living in Modena, Italy, and he created a concept called the Lamborghini E_X.
Taking inspiration from Gandini’s masterpieces from the Seventies, the Lamborghini Countach, and the Lancia Stratos Zero, he used that ‘two-line’ design for his electric hypercar of the future. Adding influences from F1 race cars and fighter jets, he decided on a single-seat cockpit.
Andrea started with hand-drawn sketches on paper, taking those into PhotoShop, and continued to create a 3D model with Autodesk Alias, when he was happy with the result he turned to Unreal Engine 4 to create the amazing renders and visuals seen in this article.
From some angles you can actually recognize some styling found on the current Lamborghini Huracán EVO, for the rear air vent, Andrea created a hexagon styled section of louvers, note how small, red LED are fitted to the rear diffuser, while at the front there is an entire array of bright white LED to shine on the road ahead … no Y-shapes on this design.
One detail that looks amazing is the fact Andrea went for a ‘confango’ style front section, also hinged at the front, that opens up, while to access the driver’s seat, or should that be pilot’s seat, the roof slides backward like a jet-fighter canopy. The carbon fiber bar remains fixed, and would probably be an integral part of the chassis that doubles as roll-over protection.
As mentioned, there is only one seat, and inside the Lamborghini E_X we don’t find leather or Alcantara, it’s special cloth, while the five-point seatbelt harness gives an indication of the acceleration this electric concept will offer.
A very futuristic LCD display makes up the dashboard, with a bespoke steering wheel (well, half of a steering wheel) is used to point the Lamborghini E_X in the right direction, and the view from the driver’s seat might seem a bit strange. The Lamborghini E_X doesn’t show any obvious windows on the outside.
Andrea Ortile went for a rather innovative option, he puts a color-coded, perforated film over all the window planes to create, as he calls it a “No Glass” effect … and you have to admit, it does look really good from the outside, I’m not sure it’s legal at the moment, but perhaps in the future?
I’m rather fond of the design for the wheels on this Lamborghini E_X, it takes the well-known five-spoke idea often seen on the current Lamborghini, but takes it to the next level, they do remind me of the wheels we’ve seen on the Vision V12 GT a little, but that’s a good thing.
If you’re interested in more work from Andrea Ortile, make sure to visit his Behance portfolio.