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Is the vehicle pictured above the production Chevy Volt? It sure looks like it. It has the right greenhouse profile and judging from the head and tail-lights it looks an awful lot like the teaser shots that GM has been releasing lately. Perhaps the most telling detail though is the visible at the base of the A-pillar right in front of the mirror. The letters on that badge sure appear to spell out VOLT!. The car in this photo was shot during filming of Transformers 2 somewhere in Long Beach. So far calls to our contacts at GM are going unanswered but let you know as soon as we hear something. Thanks to Tony for the tip!

UPDATE: This is indeed the Volt! A video of the shoot has turned up that shows the car from above and clearly shows the rear end with a Chevy bowtie badge and prominent Volt logo. You can check out the video here and screen caps in the gallery below.



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      Atul
      • 6 Years Ago
      If that's the Volt, I'm getting one for sure. That looks sweet and kind of hatchbackish. I'm on the waiting list.

      I just had a thought. If the car has a range of 40 miles on electric power with full charge, will GM recommend that you run the gas engine occasionally to keep it well-lubricated? If that's the case, one would have to intentionally undercharge it or not charge it for a while every now and then.

      Atul
      http://www.thingsivenoticed.com
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Atul
        They may have to put a button for the driver to force the engine on so that it stays lubed and the gas doesn't go bad. Or they could do it electronically by having the engine turn on automatically from time to time, even if the battery is topped off.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As usual, GM codgers the concept. Why do they insist on letting old men in their design shops? That's how you wind up with the pre-2008 Malibu instead of the current Malibu body style. They could have had a hit years earlier if they'd just kept those old f__ts out of the body style business! Now they're gonna do it again with the Volt! Mark my words, every quarter you'll see a slightly less cool looking Volt until it finally comes out and underwhelms everyone.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The car looks great!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't look much like this version of the volt to me:

      http://gm-volt.com/2008/09/08/breaking-new-full-production-volt-pictures-leaked/

      Maybe it's just a paint-job difference, but oh what a difference.

      Kind of looks like an extra roomy 2nd Gen Eagle Talon (Mitsubishi Eclipse) to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It might be the Volt shell, but the key is the battery system - which I would wager is NOT a LiION system; probably a shorter range NiMHy system.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the blacked out windows and the roof. From the top it looks like a Malibu Maxx. From the side, it looks like a Prius(which is fine).

      If the price is right, it should sell no problem. `09 would be much better then 2010 though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Considering that the vehicle won't be sold until 2010 and it's currently 2008, I would have to say that whatever else it is, that is NOT a production Volt.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It will be the first bi-sexual autobot if its a transformer at all...

      The biggest thing that bums me out is this car looks nowhere near as cool as the initial renderings. WHY??? Why must it look boring compared to the original? Do they belive the public can't handle a cool looking car?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. Hold out for the Saturn Flextreme.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is definitely the Volt. Now the question is whether it is a real Volt mule or if it is just a Cruze with Volt body panels.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If this is indeed the Volt look, then it is undoubtedly nothing more than a fiberglass body shell on an existing platform, likely a Cobalt. They would not use a real mule or prototype in filming.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Normally I would agree with you Sam, but in the video FofR links to below at 0:38, they open the door and it appears to have a finished interior. If it was just a fiberglass shell, why would they bother lining the doors?
        • 6 Years Ago
        They may have needed to add an interior for some of the filming. Given the stage of development that they are at for the Volt, it's highly unlikely that the engineers would turn over a fully working prototype to a film crew if for no other reason than they would have to support it. GM has said that they do not have representative hardware running in proper Volt chassis yet and won't for several more months.
        • 6 Years Ago
        if it is the real Volt, nice job Chevy! It actually looks pretty good
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's also the beat and trax!!!!??
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just hope they don't make the Volt a bad guy. It would be like those creepy EV1 commercials back from the 90's. Just plain bad marketing. If anything GM should push to make the Volt the biggest bad@ss good guy in the next Transformers.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Unfortunately for GM, Barricade was the coolest car in the first movie, and it was a car people could actually buy at the time..
        • 6 Years Ago
        GM products are Autobots. Non-GM products like Barricade are Decepticons.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes please. Looks great to me!
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