Despite what you may have thought of the last Transformers film, it made over a billion dollars world wide so really it shouldn’t be a surprise that another film is on the way. My feelings about it can wait for another day. The important thing is that as the film begins production new tidbits are coming out. First the film’s title was announced: Transformers The Last Knight. Then it was teased that Megatron may return as the main villain. Just a few days ago it was announced that Sir Anthony Hopkins (yes freakin’ Odin himself) may have a role in the film. And now the latest bit to come out was yesterday when Michael Bay revealed Bumble Bee’s new look for the film.
He tweeted the image and incorrectly tagged General Motors in it (because Michael Bay) but nonetheless gave them credit for executing Bumble Bee’s new design which is once again based off of the Chevy Camaro. Though this time its the 2016/2017 model. See Bay’s tweet fail below:
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) June 4, 2016
Bumble Bee’s new look is mostly a uniquely redesigned front fascia which incorporates a pretty aggressive front splitter. The front fenders sport some pretty beefy gills and the side skirts get some angry fins jutting out towards the rear. It also looks like Bumble Bee is getting a pretty aggressive hood as well. In the image is a hint of a hexagonal, elongated rear spoiler. Astute observers will also notice that Bee is also now sporting a set of HRE forged wheels.
What stands out to me the most however is its relative subtleness considering this is a movie car for a Michael Bay movie. Despite the aggressive redesign of the body panels all of the stock body panel seams remain in-tact. To me this screams “we’re going to sell this!” Do not be surprised if you start to see advertisements for the “Bumble Bee Edition 2017 Chevrolet Camaro” around the same time as the film’s release.
What do you think of Bumble Bee’s new look? Love it? Hate it? Completely indifferent? Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype. For a bigger version of the image just click the thumbnail below.