We were very surprised to learn that the 4th installment of the “Transformers” movie franchise from Director Michael Bay has started filming out in Monument Valley near the borders of Arizona and Utah. Joining the cast of cars to be featured in the movie is the 2014 Corvette Stingray.
We see the Stingray sporting a lime green with black stripes (not Lime Rock Green!) paint that actually looks pretty good. The Corvette appears to have the actual rear wing from Corvette Racing’s C6.R, complete with the GM and UAW logos on the side. The only body modifications that make this a non-stock Stingray are some side rockers and a front splitter that look to be “bolted on” instead of integrated with the existing body work.
Also joining the T4 cast is the 1200 hp Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse that may or may not be an autobot named “Drift”. The Bugatti Veyron sells for a reported $1.4 million so we doubt we’ll see any “off-road” shots like we did with the Corvette Stingray Concept that appeared in the previous films.
Returning to the movie will the Semi Truck leader known as Optimus Prime and the Camaro Bumblebee.
Optimus is getting a makeover for the 4th film. Instead of being a Peterbuilt truck as he was in the first three movies, Prime comes as back as a truck from Western Star, a division of Daimler Trucks North America. The truck features lots of bling including three exhaust stacks on each side of the cab.
And finally, just announced from Bay’s site is that Bumblebee will be returning as a highly modified vintage 1967 Camaro SS. The promotional shot shows the Camaro in flat black with a yellow stripe around the car’s grill.
General Motors has offered cars throughout the franchise’s three previous movies and we are sure we’ll see more bow-ties as the cast is rounded out.
Transformers 4 is expected to hit the big screen on June 26th, 2014.
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