Fireball whipsnaps LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH Supercar Concept Art

1979 Lamborghini Countach Concept Art in the Fireball Tim Garage

In the world of automobiles, few things evoke the same sense of awe and admiration as supercars. These high-performance machines represent the pinnacle of automotive engineering, combining breathtaking speed, cutting-edge technology, and jaw-dropping design. Among the pantheon of supercars, the 1979 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH stands out as a true unicorn car, embodying the mystique and allure that define this elite class of vehicles.

And today… the Lambo has slipped into the Garage with Fireball’s awesome NEW SKETCH! GO NOW!

The Lamborghini Countach emerged during a golden era of automotive rivalry, particularly the legendary war between Lamborghini and Ferrari. While Ferrari was renowned for its elegance and refinement, Lamborghini epitomized raw power and audacious design. The Countach was the quintessential manifestation of Lamborghini’s ethos, pushing the boundaries of speed and style like never before.

What set the Countach apart was its futuristic design language, characterized by sharp angles, dramatic lines, and a low-slung profile. Its iconic scissor doors added to its mystique, making it instantly recognizable and etching its image into the annals of automotive history. With its mid-engine layout and powerful V12 engine, the Countach delivered blistering performance that left competitors in the dust.

But the allure of the Lamborghini Countach extended beyond its performance capabilities. It became a cultural icon, immortalized in films like The Cannonball Run,” where it captured the imaginations of enthusiasts around the world. Its presence on the silver screen only heightened its mystique, cementing its status as the ultimate dream car for generations of car aficionados.

Part of what makes the Countach and other supercars so captivating is their exclusivity. These are not mere modes of transportation; they are symbols of wealth, power, and status. Owning a supercar is a statement, a declaration of one’s discerning taste and appreciation for the finer things in life.

Even today, the allure of the Lamborghini Countach remains undiminished. It continues to inspire awe and admiration, its timeless design serving as a testament to the enduring appeal of supercars. For those fortunate enough to experience its exhilarating performance and breathtaking beauty, the Countach represents the pinnacle of automotive excellence—a true unicorn car that captures the imagination and stirs the soul like no other.

RIDE OF THE WEEK is Michael Carson’s AUDI TT!

Ride of the Week: Michael Carson’s AUDI TT is big power in a small package

As a health and wellness coach and creator of www.fitinseconds.com, Michael Carson knows what it takes to get in great shape. 

Just looking at his frame – he’s like a rock. So when it came to driving, he hand-picked a car that was his version of a speed machine.

It’s true that we pick animals, friends and cars that are just like us and our personality. Convertible Camaros are generally driven by women and men are behind the wheel of classic Morris Minors. And although the rule can be broken, Michael was pretty clear when he decided on this bright white 2013 Audi TTRS.

As a six-speed manual and weighing in at 3,307 pounds, this 2.5 liter, 5-cylinder turbo Quattro coupe produces a hefty 360hp and 345 lb-ft of torque. That’s like a young Mike Tyson wearing a white tuxedo. 

Mods include an APR ECU upgrade to Stage II and APR downpipe adding approximately 80-90 hp and 100 lb-ft of torque to the stock figures.

“A little over three years ago,” Michael said, “I drove my Dinan 135i into the Beverly Hills Audi dealership to look at the TTRS out of curiosity, and I left with it. When stock, it was a bit slower than the 135i. I had it tuned to 430hp, dropped an inch, and that soon changed.”

Michael said all the boxes were checked for him. 

“It looked and sounded unique with carbon fiber side mirrors from the Bugatti Veyron, German precision with a timeless yet future forward design inside and out,” he said. “There were only 200 sent to the US for 2013. Either way, was sold.”

Plus with a superior Quattro all-wheel-drive system at half the cost of its cousins at Porsche, Michael could afford its best to nearly the entire Porsche lineup, after the APR mods. 

The best part of the car, according to Mr. Extreme Fitness? The exhaust. 

When at idle and at 4-7000 rpm, Michael never gets tired of the soundtrack especially in sport mode.

OK, up to this point, I know what you’re thinking: just a guy with a need for speed, working out and driving cool places, right? This is where is gets good. 

Michael’s best short story is the discovery of his dog, named “Freeway.”

“Standing in the center lane of the 90 East on a fine Saturday evening,” said Michael, “this little pup turned my TTRS into a Pet Medivac. After surviving being dropped right in the middle of the freeway, two cars collided over him.” 

Freeway was almost killed and lay nearly lifeless with a broken pelvis. Michael managed to scoop him up and get him quickly to a vet. 

“Five days in intensive care in a shelter, he was all mine,” Michael said. “If it weren’t for the acceleration of the Audi RS providing me the extra seconds to help stop the dozens of other rapidly approaching vehicles from further colliding, I wouldn’t have him in my arms right now.” 

According to Michael, the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

When I met him at Bluffs, we took a spin and shot another Episode 183 of my show, “Fireball Malibu Vlog.” 

I realized how much I love driving with car enthusiasts up Pacific Coast Highway and hearing their stories. All the face-thumping I felt from the car talk was immediately healed by the warmth I felt for Michael’s little Chihuahua, Freeway. Watch the episode for a close-up of his little face, but the stories are what makes us feel alive. It’s what cars do for us and the only thing better than having the experiences like what Michael went through was sharing the story with me.

What do does he dig about driving in Malibu? 

“I love the feeling you get early morning on a clear day driving on PCH past Pepperdine,” he said. “Cruising all the way past Decker Canyon, the coastline almost looks European at times and feels like a departure from the day.”

And his favorite Movie Car? 

“As a young boy I must have played the VHS 2000 times with the opening scene of “Cannonball Run” where the black Lamborghini outruns the police on a stretch of highway. I had the poster over my bed and the 12-cylinder soundtrack in my head.” 

Yeah, it’s a sickness, right? But the best one ever.

Be sure to check out Michael’s site listed above. He’s committed to getting his clients healthy and seems to be doing a great job. 

Thanks for the stories and drive, Mikey. Give that tiny pooch a pet from all Malibuites. You’re both heroes to us.

Want to be featured as my Ride of the Week? Shoot me an email to askfireball@fireballtim.com.

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Fireball Tim Lawrence CONCEPT ART for FILM…

Check out Fireball’s All-New CONCEPT ART WEBSITE here!

Fireball Tim Lawrence (ADG Local 800) askfireball@fireballtim.com

Vehicles • Weapons • Costumes • Spaceships • Worlds

FILM CREDITS…

  • Artemis Fowl (2019)
  • Worldrail (unmade) (2016)
  • Shelby Butterfield (unmade) (2015)
  • Snow White-The Dark Tale (2014)
  • Six Cities (unmade) (2013)
  • Carrie (2013) Storyboards
  • Avengers (2012)
  • Liberty (unmade) (2012)
  • Judger (TV) (2012)
  • The Green Hornet (2011)
  • Priest (2011)
  • Thor (2011)
  • GI Joe Rise of Cobra (2009) Storyboards
  • Speed Racer (2008)
  • Knight Rider (2008)
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
  • Who’s Your Caddy (2007)
  • Curious George (2006)
  • Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
  • Street Tuner Challenge (2005)
  • Son of the Mask (2005)
  • The Core (2003) Storyboards
  • Looney Tunes Back in Action (2003)
  • Abandon (2002) Storyboards
  • Clockstoppers (2002) Storyboards
  • Monster Garage (2002)
  • Imposter (2001)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001)
  • Rat Race (2001)
  • Pitch Black (2000)
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • XMen (2000)
  • Plasticman (unmade) (1999)
  • SpyJinx (unmade) (1999)
  • The Last Halloween (unmade) (1998)
  • A Civil Action (1998)
  • Nash Bridges (1998)
  • The Lost World_ Jurassic Park (1997) Storyboards
  • Austin Powers (1997)
  • George of the Jungle (1997)
  • Mouse Hunt (1997)
  • Mimic (1997) Storyboards
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Men in Black (1997)
  • Flubber (1997)
  • Twister (1996) Storyboards
  • Mars Attacks (1996)
  • Daylight (1996) Storyboards
  • Escape from LA (1996)
  • The Arrival (1996)
  • Lawnmower Man 2 Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
  • Money Train (1995) Storyboards
  • Tank Girl (1995)
  • Mortal Kombat (1995)
  • Stargate (1994)
  • The Shadow (1994)
  • Timecop (1994)
  • Ed Wood (1994)
  • Speed (1994) Storyboards
  • Flintstones (1994)
  • Jurassic Park (1993) Storyboards
  • Ghost in the Machine (1993)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)
  • Ecco the Dolphin (1993)
  • Universal Studios (Theme Park Design 1992)
  • Walt Disney Imagineering  (Theme Park Design – 1989-93)
  • Batman (1989)
  • The Twilight Zone Series (1985)
  • The Phoenix (1981)

FILM CARS…

SPACESHIP DESIGN…

STORYBOARDS…

WEAPONS…

CHARACTER DESIGN/ COSTUME DESIGN…

SET DESIGN…

WORLDS…

VEHICLE DESIGN…

THEME PARK DESIGN…

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This day in COOL DESIGN… Total Recall

Lotsa cool movies still coming… And after seeing Prometheus and having to ASK more questions than it answered, I’m looking forward to some straight up action like the above TOTAL RECALL. But this morning comes some awesome concept from around the planet. Which one stands out for you? Don’t be shy, leave a post and let me know your brain’s working today.

Check ’em out peeparoonies…

Commercial Aircraft by Shabtai Hirshberg…

Cannonball Run inspired poster THE KESSEL RUN…

Superman’s upcoming Costume from the 2012 Licensing Show…

Michael Gondry’s funky vehicle from the upcoming MOOD INDIGO…

Awesome watercraft from Peugeot’s Design Lab…

Wing Suit by Saiful Haque…

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