• Feb 6, 2009
Click above for gallery of Bumblebee from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

We usually know what vehicles an automaker will debut at a major auto show the weekend before, but General Motors has kept us in the dark about its plans for the Chicago Auto Show next week. As such, we're not expecting any major product reveals, but today we learned that GM will be introducing us to the new Bumblebee from the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He's the same Bumblebee from the first film, but the Camaro into which he transforms has been spiffed up for the sequel with a new front bumper, chin spoiler, hood scoop and different wheels. Whereas the first Bumblebee was based on the Camaro Concept, it appears that the new one is based on the actual production car.

Joining the orange Camaro in Chicago will be other characters from the film in their car forms. New additions to the sequel brandishing a GM badge include a 2010 Chevy Volt called Jolt, a Chevy Spark called Skids and a Trax concept called Mudflat (together known as the Twins), and a character called Sideswipe based on the still-yet-to-be-revealed Corvette Centennial Concept. GM didn't specify in its press release (included after the jump) which characters are accompanying Bumblebee to Chicago, but the venue at McCormick Place is one of the largest exposition centers in the world, so the more Transformers the merrier.


[Source: General Motors]

PRESS RELEASE

On Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Chevrolet and Paramount Pictures are proud to announce the return of BUMBLEBEE ™ to the Chicago Auto Show, in anticipation of the upcoming movie, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." BUMBLEBEE ™ , the heroic AUTOBOT ® based on the Chevrolet Camaro concept, will appear for the first time in public with other new Chevrolet "characters" from the film at a press conference scheduled to begin at 10:15 am CST in the Chevrolet exhibit at McCormick Place.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      How about bringing cars in which people can seat, so we can for ourselves see the interior and feel it, and how about holding a contest, so a few lucky winners can test drive a Camaro (with a GM guy inside)


      One of the question for the ruffle could be

      Guess how much GM spend on Wagoners personal "luxury needs" in 2008?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Camaro you see here is a concept with bits of Camaro and GTO Interior. On top of a GTO Platform. And it has no brake calipers. So if you wanna ride in it, be my guest, but it will tell you nothing about the production car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, but as a GM fan, I can honestly tell you that GM doesn't think that way.

        :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wasn't referring to Bumblebee, i was referring to Camaro as a car in general. Since it is going on sale in 2-3 months, it is time people get hands on it............it will only increase the demand for this gorgeous car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ehh... Bumblebee looks hideous. Personally, though, I don't care too much for any of these. I just wanna see that R8 decepticon kicking ass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bumblebee apparently still has the mirrors from the concept.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not only does it have the skinny concept mirrors, it also has the skinny side reflectors, giant wheels (with extra bogus pizza-plater disk brakes), slightly chopped roof, and ginormous circular-with-a-flat-side exhausts mounted higher at the rear corners. I'd say this is another iteration built from the concept car molds, if not simply a pimped out car from the first movie.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I can't handle calling this Camaro "Bumblebee"... so I love the look of this Bold Orange Camaro... especially that they used the correct Chevy Bowtie in this movie car. Lose the current Garish Gold (& tacky) Bowtie for the production Camaro.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Totally UNFAIR! I wanted those guys at Detroit last month! *pout* So not fair.......

      And it's "Mudflap" not "Mudflat".
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, I love the rear flared fenders on that blue Volt car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Camaro interior is nothing to get happy about. I sat in one at the Houston Auto Show and it was not all that great. They had a new Mustang too but they would not let people sit in them so I can not compare. The Stang's interior does look like of higher quality though. They had the GT500 convertible there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WHAT DID THEY DO TO MY BUMBLEBEE?
        • 5 Years Ago
        They ruined Bumblebee. The big black cutouts up front look like hell. The wheels and "brakes" look like they were pulled straight off a $19 DUB City toy. And the tires have that "I couldn't afford the right size" look... or are those really plastic wheel covers?

        Just awful.

        Michael Bay, you ruined my second childhood! ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        On the other hand, the Volt is sexy in blue.

        Bumblebee... I saw pic #3 before, but not the other mugshots. The horror.

        Oh, and Mudflat? wtf is Mudflat?

        gay.

        Can't wait to see the movie.lolz
      • 5 Years Ago
      When I was at the GM tech center a few months back, I saw that front end in clay.

      That is the upcoming Z28. The pictures dont do it justice, it looks really good in person.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i hope TF2's bumblebee grows brake rotors on all corners this time around. TF1's bumblebee only had brake discs but no rotors. LOL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Come on! I'm getting tired of hearing about the Camaro. How long have we been hearing about this, ten years now?
        • 5 Years Ago
        'you'll be hearing a lot more about the Camaro in the coming months.'

        Yeah, we'll be hearing that no one is buying them same as how no one is buying any cars right now.
        • 5 Years Ago
        JG: Well the 11K orders for the 2010 Camaro (80% SS) says otherwise.
        • 5 Years Ago
        3 years, and you'll be hearing a lot more about the Camaro in the coming months. Believe it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        then simply avert your eyes and ears...its not that hard
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