• Jun 1, 2006
The upcoming live-action Transformers movie will feature a matchup with which most Autoblog readers are intimately familiar: Camaro versus Mustang. A bright orange Chevy Camaro Concept that's more than meets the eye will play the good-natured Transformer named Bumblebee, which has traditionally been portrayed by the Volkswagen Beetle. Meanwhile, a Decepticon named Brawl that reportedly "jacks-up poor Bumblebee" is being played by the Ford Mustang.  

We're certain Transformers purists will cry foul at the ousting of VW's bug in favor of the more sensational Camaro Concept. We're also certain that Chevy must've transformed a good chunk of change into thin air to get this prime product placement. 

OF NOTE: Follow the jump for a picture we have no idea how to explain.

Thanks Butcher and Golom for the tips!

[Source: Ain't it Cool]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I know it's just a concept, but it appears that Camaro has no brake calipers. How will it stop? :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      hi
      why don't those idots buy the cartoon on DVD and use that as i gide to what the transformers are to be megatron a gun ect, planes vs cars that simple instead of missing up the hole thing and god they need to know who is a autobot and who is a deceptcon its like they get some one whos from another planet who has never seen the transformers in his life to make a movie abought it and recks the hole thing! i thank the new transformers are going to be a let down because they won't let you see them and they know that loyal transfromers fans are going to be mad. i give it a thumbs down for sure stupidity
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looking at the rest of the pics located on the web, there is a closup of the Camaro wheels. It appears that the car has steel wheels with hubcaps depicting the 5-spokes and the disc brake.

      A careful eye will notice less gap between the wheel and the brake on the rear than the front. Meaning it has 13" brakes in the front and 15" in the rear???

      PLUS, this is the second coming of Bumblebee in the movie. He was a 60's model at first, get's trashed and then reincarnates as the 2008 Camaro.

      Oh, there are rumors of 2 x 2009 GTO's in the movie as well. July 4, 2007 will not get here soon enough!!!
      SN
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have heard from Wikipedia, that the named vehicles are just being thrown around for production purposes. They are NOT CONFIRMED. This could even be to conceal some of the movie details, and befuddle internet speculators. I'm willing to bet that Mustang IS Prowl, and the Abrahmms M1A1 tank revealed is Brawl, just like we all hope. Some of the other characters are right on already: Soundwave is a Boombox, Starscream is a jet, and Optimus is a Semi-truck.
      • 6 Years Ago
      actually the car doesnt even have working parts on it, i'd be suprised if you could actually open the door, I saw it at an auto show in california, there are no calipers on it, the windshield wipers are like 2-3 inches thick, it's absolutely ridiculous looking.
      I cannot picture tons of these cars driving around everywhere, it just doesnt register in my brain.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That Camaro is just ..wow!
      In this case i'd say, send it over to europe.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I will admit, the new Mustang looks MEAN in black with a safari bar.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Funny, I have never delivered pizza, and my parents basement is, well, not a "finished" room. No insulation, tends to fill with water when it rains alot etc etc etc.

      Oh, and back int he 80's, at least where I grew up, "gay" still meant happy, so yes I'd love to see some happy, bright colors in the movie.

      By the way, I'm a blackhawk helicopter mechanic/crew chief, married 18 years, 2 kids, don't smoke, don't cheat on my wife, don't drink coffee, and....wait for it....I do like retro muscle cars. I own a 69 charger.

      The way you stereotype people, I'd almost say your a religious fanatic (cause that's what they do "if your not a believer your evil and going to he-double toothpicks (as radar would say)"

      So shut up. They should have used a bug, not that ugly new camero.

      Also, from what I saw, Megatron is not a jet, that is Starscream. On the official movie websight, they don't list anything for Megatron to change into.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you search around the net you can find that the camora is a bit more than just a concept as it has been seen at local meetups testing its interest!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It has electromagnetic brakes, similar to what you see on amusement park rides.
      • 4 Years Ago
      bumblebee is great...WOW
      but 1 thing pissed me off ...that mustang's name is 'BARICADE'
      not brawl.....go on google and find it yourself....
      and actually hes a saleen and not a mustang
      • 8 Years Ago
      PS: Regarding the 3rd picture, good to see ol' Stevie is keeping his options open.
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