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Lamborghini Egoista Concept Pics

Lamborghini has been and always will be at the forefront of design, that mimics the future.  Sharp lines, thruster mimic’d exhaust, and a car that borders unusable.  It’s for looks, it’s for boasting speed, and for showing off what could be done.  That’s why Lamborghini makes the best concept cars, the Egoista is no exception.

The Egoista is a single seater super car, with more than 600 horsepower and a cock pit that seems better fit inside a fighter jet.  It’s cliche, but the concept looks like it was built for a flying car, not a road warrior.  Even the rear of the vehicle mimics flaps and thrusters like what you would see on an aircraft.

But, I digress, it’s all for show, it is a concept and an outlandish Lamborghini.  This is why the spectacle garners so much attention from the automotive crowd.  And this is why, even the name, Egoista, means “selfish”.  Thank you Walter de Silva for creating such an amazing looking concept, perhaps the closest any of us will get to our very own rocket ship.

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Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni Edition

The Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni Edition is named after apprentice-turned test driver Valentino Balboni.  Balboni was charged by Lambo with test driving every new model Lamborghini produced and thus became legendary.  This new Gallardo is labeled with his name and receives some special treatment, ala some crazy horsepower sent only to the rear wheels, as opposed to a Gallardo’s typical all-wheel drive setup.

Some of the enhancements that can be found within the Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni edition is the 20″ wheels, increased horsepower from 550-582hp, and some cosmetic labeling.  It’s being called one of the best cars ever made by Lamborghini and possibly the most dangerous.  It’s a lot of horsepower to be sent to only 2 wheels and special care must be taken by any driver, experienced or not.

The tuner company Anderson Germany is responsible for the tweaks found in the Gallardo LP 550-2.  The tuning company is known for taking luxury vehicles and modifying them to the customers needs and making truly remarkable super cars.

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Lamborghini Sales Up For 2008

It may sound a bit odd, considering the state of upheaval the US economy and much of the world is in, but Lamborghini sales rose 1% last year. A significant amount, when you consider their cars sell for around $200k each, which is making them consider new dealerships in 2009. The super rich always seem to have money, even in a down economy.

At the Detroit auto show Lamborghini showed off their Matte Blue finish LP640. They were making a statement that those lucky enough to purchase a Lambo, were offered cosmetic options at the time of ordering. Custom colors are offered for everything from Brake Calipers to the type of leather used inside. Those with a big enough wallet can live by Lamborghini’s moto, “Think The Impossible”.