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Why Lamborghini’s Egoista supercar costs an eye-popping $117 million

by Meg Bethany Koepp
Lamborghini Media Center

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Supercars are a luxury that only those with serious dollars to spend can buy, but Lamborghini's Egoista is on another level of expensiveness.

For many people, luxury cars are usually priced in the $40k–$100k range, with those with more to spend opting for an even more expensive option in the $150k–$1 million bracket, such as Tesla, McLaren, and Aston Martin.

Lamborghini, however, has jumped to the top in terms of a costly vehicle – the company’s Egoista supercar costs a heart-stopping $117 million USD, and here’s why.

Lamborghini Egoista
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The futuristic looking car is one of a kind.

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Luxury Lamborghini Egoista supercar

The one-seater, developed by Walter De Silva, is modeled after a fighter jet aircraft rather than a vehicle, and literally features a cockpit the driver must climb out of rather than using a standard door, much like a Formula One car.

Before exiting, the steering wheel must be lifted up, and the protective dome opened by operating an electric panel, but that’s not all – the rider must then use a specific series of movements to actually get out of it.

According to YouTube channel TheRichest, the supercar is made out of anti-radar material much like fighter planes, and its bodywork houses aerodynamic panels that change height depending on downforce and stability.

(Timestamp 2:34 for mobile viewers.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRuCXMqHvvY

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The exterior is also modeled to look like a charging bull when viewed from the side, giving its 5.2-liter V10 engine with 600 horsepower a new meaning when it comes to speed.

It was originally made as a tribute to the House of The Raging Bull's 50th anniversary in 2013, and was proudly unveiled for an audience of 1,000 guests at the event’s Gala Dinner.

The car saw action for one year, before returning to Sant'Agata Bolognese in northern Italy to be permanently displayed at the Lamborghini Museum in the company’s headquarters.

A jet fighter plane soaring through the sky
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The car is modeled after a fighter jet plane.

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Egoista literally means “selfish” in multiple European languages, which is a nod to the supercar’s outrageous price tag.

De Silva even claims that its name represents “hedonism taken to the extreme” – something that rings true for anyone willing to spend $117 million on themselves.