It’s nearly summer again, and that must mean it is time for yet another installment of the Transformers franchise. With Michael “Big Boom” Bay at the helm for the third movie, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, there are sure to be lots of big-breasted babes, mammoth explosions, and crude robot sex humor.
But it also means we get a look at the latest versions of Bumblebee the Camaro and Sideswipe the Corvette, thanks to Jalopnik’s shutterbugs.
Bumblebee actually made his movie debut before the 2010 Camaro hit dealerships, and for many people it was their first real detailed look at the next-generation Camaro. In the second movie, Bumblebee’s Camaro body received a few mild updates, including a front fascia and hood that everyone assumed would be on the Z28 (until it turned out to be the ZL1 Camaro.) Bumblebee is back again, and this time he is sporting some big block wheels, a mean cowl hood, and even more design influences from the ZL1 Camaro. This is by far the meanest version of Bumblebee yet.
Then there is Sideswipe, the Stingray Concept Corvette that is the only hint at what GM has planned for the seventh generation of its perennial sports car. Whereas in Transformers 2 Sideswipe was a Stingray coupe, he has now shed his top for a convertible roof roadster look. Low slung and looking aggressive, we wouldn’t mind if the General used Sideswipe as the basis for the C7 Corvette, though the design is probably too out there for GM…even on the heels of comments stating that the next-gen Corvette will be “completely different.” Plenty more pics over at Jalopnik’s site.
Do you guys plan on checking out the latest Transformers movie, if just for the cars?