• Jun 4, 2009
Chevy Cruze gets the Bumblebee treatment – Click above for a high-res image gallery

The idea behind building a stunning performance car like the new Chevy Camaro is as much about selling the car itself as it is about casting a bright light on the rest of the automaker's range. The muscle car in the window may bring you into the dealership, but you're more likely to walk out with something more practical. Say, a Cruze, for example.

That's what happened with one customer in China, where the price of an imported Camaro is, according to one report at least, the equivalent of a whopping $200,000. Having apparently geeked out like the rest of us at Michael Bay's blockbuster hit Transformers, the customer looks to have fallen in love with Bumblebee like that little punk Shia LeBeouf with Megan Fox (who really should be with a certain blogger whose name starts with an "N" and ends with an "oah"), but...where were we? Oh yeah, the Chinese fan gave his Chevy Cruze the full Bumblebee treatment, which looks to have involved a bit more than just plastering on some racing stripes. Check it out in the gallery below.



[Source: China Car Times I Images: Club.Sohu.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Who are these people that go in to a show room to buy a Camero and come out with a G6, sorry I mean Cobalt, again sorry I mean Cruze. I don't go to Ford to buy a Mustang and walk out with a Focus, unless it was an ST or RS. Things are not like that.

      DRyanC
      • 5 Years Ago
      It appears Dubai doesn't have all the wild custom cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Guess I'll just come right out and say it....

      Forgetting the fact it's aping a 'Camaro', taken on its own, I actually kinda like it. Were it my own car, I would've painted the lower grille black, though. I've always thought the color palette in this vehicle range was absurdly boring. I'm not the Cobalt's biggest fan but the one thing I admired most was GM giving customers options like the orange and yellow. Walk into a Honda dealership and, save for the S2000 (and MAYBE the Fit), absolutely nothing stands out. Blue, Red, Silver, Black, Grey...blah.

      Throw in some Recaros and the SS turbo's 4-pot and it would make a cool little commuter. This coming from someone who grew out of the "Fast and the Furious" phase even before the first movie rolled into theaters...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not bad.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's up with all the missing bumper pictures? Am I missing something here?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Based on the pictures, it appears the Cruze does not come in this particular color yellow. It looks to be a full paint job, and not just some paint on the 'visible' areas. Someone actually took the time to do it right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. Make it a hot hatch, and I might be buying.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Somebody. Please stop the madness.
      • 5 Years Ago
      regardless of the fact it ain't that bad looks pretty clean...and the paint job seems to be top notch also compared to the Macao jobs I've seen at some car shows...the inside remind of a CTS..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who knew the Chinese were fond of trailer park hood stripes!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cameros have had stripes since the 60's. To suggest they are "trailer park" is simply ignorant.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Camaro has a history of them so why would a 2010 Cruze adopt them again?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Camaro's also have a history of being spelled CAMARO! Not CamEro.
      • 5 Years Ago
      'That's what happened with one customer in China, where the price of an imported Camaro is, according to one report at least, the equivalent of a whopping $200,000'

      what kind of report is that...

      first of all the Camaro is not officially imported into China yet
      second, and imported cars in China sell for about 2x the price in the US or a little bit less considering the fact that imported cars are usually pre-optioned with a bunch of pkgs.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The 2x price I said has included all the importing costs. It's quite impossible for the price to get $200k. M3 only sells for about $150k.

        That being said, Camaro is not on the market yet. I doubt it GM will export it to China when it sells for $20k over MSRP in the US, especially when it's going through reconstruction

        • 5 Years Ago
        Considering new Cameros are selling for $10,000 - 20,000 above sticker here in Los Angeles, I don't think that $200,000 is unbelievable considering all the costs involved with importing the car.

        That said, anyone paying over sticker for a GM car needs to have their head examined.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think that is what Bumblebee should have looked like to begin with. His charm in classic Transformerland was the fact that he was a little guy with a big heart. Now they have turned him into a Camaro, which is a little too bad ace of a car to be considered a little guy, although they seemed to have found the right personality for him. ---Nerd out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The overall paint job looks great. He's gonna need a matching stripe of some kind on he sides, possibly some ground effects, or at least some nicer wheels and tires. The sides look too plain.
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