• Aug 3rd 2009 at 8:27AM
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Irmscher's Bumblebee tribute Cruze -- Click here for high-res image gallery

When German tuning house Irmscher decided to create a tribute to Transformers hero Bumblebee, they didn't do just another yellow Camaro with black stripes. Instead, they built a black Chevrolet Cruze and decked it out in orange. Makes sense, right? It appears to be primarily a cosmetic job, although the body has been lowered 30mm and the wheels are 18-inch Imscher-designed Turbo Stars wrapped in nine-inch wide tires, however the heart of the beast is an unmolested 1.8-liter lump working through an automatic transmission. According to German actor Kai Noll, the car catches everyone's eyes. If you want to see it, book a trip to Frankfurt. If you want to buy one, you can contact Irmscher, the price is "by individual request."

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Reverse that color scheme and it would look better, but unfortunately it would still be a Chevy Cruze.
      • 6 Years Ago
      MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAKE IT STOP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      You're at an 11 when we need you to be at an 8.
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM, just don't team up with anyone to bring this over here, not even yourself.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Level has it right. I've said this before and I'll say it again: American car companies NEED to do more of this. If some people find your styling a tad bland, but you still want your sales to go over the hill, this is what you need to do to cross that mark. Dodge did it with the Ram (both Daytona and ...ahem... Bumblebee editions) and it sold pretty darn well I dare say. Some will whine about power, and while they might have a point, they are also enthusiasts, and by that token a minority of the car-buying public (who prolly have a different car in mind than the Cruize anyways.) What GM needs to focus on is getting my 17-year-old to beg me for their econobox instead of Honda's econobox, and I guarandamntee you this will do it.

      PS- the colored wheels rock.
      JDM Life
      • 6 Years Ago

      What a ugly car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      altho I must agree I dont like the taste, I'm not going to call it names and whine at how terrible job they did with the customizing of the car, thats why theres 101 flavors of ice cream......Since when does having a car made it a law that the only customize accessories are engine mods to make it go faster...A car is an extension of you specially to enthusiast in love with their cars...Some just want to change the look some just want to make it go faster, some just want to add a fuzzy dice and call it theirs....We customize our self's on any given day with the cloths we choose to wear, shoes, hats, even the tattoos some people choose to slap themselves with, bikers painting wild themes on their bikes, boats a like...this ain't no different...

      on that note, the black and orange color scheme does seem to work...not my cup of tea but it works...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The follow up to the well received Camaro version? ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      GG:AY 608

        • 6 Years Ago
        Well the number plate speaks the truth I guess.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How appropriate the license plate says "gay".
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM sould team up with someone to actually get the car to the USA.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a pile of steaming POS!!!

      That black/orange color scheme works well on Porsche GT3RS not this Chevy
      Why do it in the first place? Waste of paint and resources.
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