Five Chevrolet-based AUTOBOTS in “Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen”
Five Chevrolet-based characters – including four all-new characters – are featured in the upcoming movie "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", presented by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures, set to open as of June 24 in European movie theaters.
The four new movie characters are:
- SIDESWIPE, a stylized Corvette vision concept vehicle
- SKIDS and MUDFLAP, – twin AUTOBOTS based on Chevrolet's Beat and Trax mini-car concepts
- JOLT, an AUTOBOT based on Chevrolet's upcoming Volt extended-range electric vehicle
BUMBLEBEE, the heroic AUTOBOT based on Chevrolet's Camaro concept from the first "Transformers" movie, returns with a high-performance attitude.
"Chevrolet is thrilled to be part again of one of the most anticipated movies this year," said Wayne Brannon, vice president, Chevrolet Europe. "Transformers gives us a great opportunity to connect with young people on their terms. The new characters represent the change going on in Chevorlet's showrooms, from the exciting Chevrolet Spark, which was inspired by the Beat concept, to the Volt, our new generation of electric cars."
Directed by Michael Bay, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" sees the AUTOBOTS confront a new threat from DECEPTICONS bent on avenging their earlier defeat on Earth. The new AUTOBOT characters in their current Chevrolet-based form square off against new, tougher foes determined to rule the universe.
"‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen goes way beyond the first film in terms of robot action and excitement," said LeeAnne Stables, executive vice president of worldwide marketing partnerships at Paramount Pictures, the distributor of the film. "The new AUTOBOTS add to the storytelling, and these Chevrolet vehicles went with our filmmakers to locations all around the world. GM has again provided incredible support to the production team working on the movie."
Along with the Camaro that's reprising its role in the new film, the other Chevrolet models to be seen on the big screen are new to movie-goers.
SIDESWIPE takes the form of a sleek, vision concept dreamed up by the Corvette designers. The design is influenced by the original Stingray race car, introduced in 1959, but also draws on Corvette heritage cues from other generations. It brings them together in a futuristic shape that seems to be equal parts racecar and space ship.
The Beat and Trax-based characters, SKIDS and MUDFLAP, remain faithful to their concept designs introduced at the 2007 New York Auto Show – although each wears new paint and other exterior accessories. And while they may be small cars, when they turn into fighting AUTOBOTS, they pack a big punch.
The other new AUTOBOT, JOLT, appears in the production form of Chevrolet's Volt extended-range electric vehicle. With the capability of up to 60 km of pure electric propulsion, plus hundreds of more kilometers with the assistance from its Voltec powertrain system, the real-life Volt will change driving in Europe.
Of course, the AUTOBOT team isn't complete without BUMBLEBEE, the yellow Camaro based on the new model which is more stylish and powerful than ever.