Michael Bay may not have been around to pull the sheets (though he did beam a recorded message of thanks to the crowd), but three of the automotive stars of his upcoming Transformers 4 blockbuster were shown in Las Vegas tonight, just ahead of SEMA's opening day tomorrow. As you'd expect, all were wearing the Chevrolet bow tie, too.

Headlining the group of three cars was, of course, the newest imagining of the Bumblebee Camaro. We've seen pictures of this very car on Bay's own website already, and we'll admit that the concept looked almost as good in the metal as it did in the original, artfully produced glamor shots. A thin strip of black connecting two narrow headlights is all that that remains of the stock 2014 Camaro grille, while gigantic louvers accent the yellow and black hood. Detailing like the oddly placed gas cap (in front of the B-pillar) and one-dimensional taillights might not stand up to close scrutiny, but overall Bumblebee looks clean and mean.

Of course, the leading-man Camaro wasn't the only Transformer to take the stage tonight. A massively winged Corvette Stingray was hard to miss in vivid green paint with black graphics, though the identity of the car in the movie is still unknown. (Based on the sinister color scheme we're betting that it bats for the Decepticon team.) A rally-prepped Sonic RS was the third member of the class, complete with a huge rear wing of its own, unsubtle Royal Purple branding and a heaping helping of staged road grime. The Sonic (which could turn out to be Transfomer Skidz or Mudflap if rumors hold true) was also the only car with an accessible interior; as you can see the cabin looks straight from a rally stage, too.

Stay tuned for a whole lot more from Chevrolet and SEMA, as our coverage continues from Vegas this week.


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      matt j
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pirelli tires spray painted with good year logos on that Camaro
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        @matt j
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        ACURA23CL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @matt j
        Haha...good eye! Gotta keep it all 'Murica in here.
      infernalconnect
      • 1 Year Ago
      which is it Pirelli or Good Year??????
      Vergenbuurg
      • 1 Year Ago
      Have to admit, I'm diggin' the Sonic rally car.
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      ............ WHY would you do that to the C7?
        Nick B
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gorgenapper
        That's kind of SEMA's M.O. Take a car and make it look ridiculous. However, I do like that SS.
      Nathan
      • 1 Year Ago
      lol at the UAW logo on the wing of the Corvette.
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        @Nathan
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      Mudotaku
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like more the old front than this one.
      Kendahl Selkow
      • 1 Year Ago
      As a current chevy/gm salesman....pleeeeeeease do not ever put this into production...dont even wiff at the idea of it...its fugly and it would kill sales lol
      the.fog
      • 1 Year Ago
      The only one that isn't completely hideous is the Sonic.
      Jas Chorba
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm big fun of Transformers and with unpatience wait to see 4th movie of this serial. Also I love cars and because of this movie Camaro is one of my favorite cars ! Great post !
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know why they kept the stock Corvette front end. I mean, they spent years designing that car and the best they came up with was a Prius grille. It looks so generic and passive. It needs aggression. I took a half hour on phortoshop and did this... http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a244/nellydesign/Untitled-1.jpg No, I know it's not great, but it is better than what they have and it took me a HALF HOUR. You'd think for a movie they could butch it up a bit but I guess putting a giant wing on it will suffice.... sigh...
      Brian Mc.Loughlin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Best looking Camaro Ive seen yet...love that nose!
      I*LUV*TACOS
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like how companies think we are idiots...let's just spraypaint GOODYEAR onto PIRELLI tires. Who is that a bigger insult to Goodyear or Pirelli? or everyone?
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