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The Jettabot -- Click above for high-res image gallery

We know the Chinese love their Transformers – or perhaps it's just Bumblebee. To promote its new movie theater, a mall in China created its own Transformer out of a Volkswagen Jetta. The best part about the sculpture is that it hasn't been painted to look like Bumblebee, and it's been posed in a way that makes it look like it's either speed skating, or finishing up a dance number, or doing aerobics. Oh, and it has no head. But it's still cool, and you can check it out in the gallery of high-res photos below.



[Source: China Car Times]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      okay, joystiq, i'm a little disappointed. that's a 1994 vw passat, NOT a jetta. i'll let this one slide, let it happen again though ooooooooo boy i won't be happy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        p.s. see what i did there? you like that?? i bet you don't!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good eye. The mid 90's Passat and Jettas do look a lot a like. I would have to say it is actually a 95-97 Mk4 Passat. The Mk4's had the larger lamps on the front fenders. Which seems to be one of the few parts to make it identifiable.

        But it is clear that this wasn't made completely from one car. Still a cool effort tho.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In a city of close to 15 million people the fact the only a handful of people are looking at it in the pic should say something.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't look at the statue without singing 'ah, ah, ah, ah, staying alive'
      C
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Transformers: More than meets the doing it wrong.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's not a Jetta at all, maybe a 90's Passat
      • 5 Years Ago
      Never mind the sculpture, check out those resident buildings in the background. They look like they're about to fall apart! Frightening!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Uh, since when did the Jettas have those big honkin' leaf springs?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Perhaps it is the Chery "Jerta"... nothing like any other car, ever! we swear!
      • 5 Years Ago
      So, which version of the Jetta uses leaf springs? Look at image #4. Maybe it's some odd, China-only version, but I doubt it. Usually, there are still somewhat reated to the original platform.

      There's probably more, but that was the first thing that popped out at me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the dumbestr hing I have ever heard of. They should have made it a real live transformer!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      it morphs into a huge electrical problem
        • 5 Years Ago
        ROFL, got a good laugh outta that one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish my civic could do that.
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