First Look at Sideswipe & New Autobots in Transformers 3?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 22nd, 2010 at 11:18 am,

transformers 2 sideswipe2 First Look at Sideswipe & New Autobots in Transformers 3?

A YouTube video of the Transformers 3 set was captured in downtown LA next to the Barclay Hotel, and the video has geeks fans talking about the new – or possibly new versions of – Autobots that will be featured in the film.

Take a look at the video and then we’ll talk who or what it is we think we’re seeing.

There are three cars in the video: one is the yellow Chevy Camaro we now know and love as Sam Witwicky’s (Shia LaBeouf) best pal, Bumblebee. The red car is believed to be a Ferrari 458 Italia (a new Autobot?) and the gray car is a Chevy Corvette Centennial Convertible.

Take a look at the video below and then we’ll move on to the speculation:

So the red car is anybody’s guess, but early word around the Blogosphere is that the gray Corvette Centennial Convertible is actually a new version of Autobot Sideswipe, the robot with bladed arms and tires for feet, who was so cool but shamefully underutilized in Transformers 2.

If you need a reminder of just how badass Sideswipe is, there’s a video clip below that should help job your memory (sorry that it’s not in English):

In Transformers 2 Sideswipe was a Chevy Corvette Stingray hardtop, so it’s not that much of a stretch that he would “update” himself to keep in step with the latest Corvette model (read: Chevy wants to promote its latest, greatest design). Here’s a side-by-side of old Sideswipe vs. new Sideswipe (if this rumor turns out true):

sideswipe transformers corvette stingray centennial First Look at Sideswipe & New Autobots in Transformers 3?

What do you guys think – is this the new Sideswipe we’re seeing in that YouTube video? Do you hope (as I am) that the character gets much more screen time in Transformers 3? Which Autobot do you think that red Ferrari represents?

Transformers 3 will be in theaters July 1, 2011.

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  1. According to other sites. The Ferrari is autobot Rush. silverbolt is also gonna be in it an apparently he is supposed to be a B1 Lancer stealth bomber.

  2. Personally I’m sure that’s Sideswipe. It wouldn’t make much sense for them to take him out then replace him with another Autobot with almost the exact same alt. form.

    The only time I can see them doing it is if they bring in Sunstreaker, give him Sideswipe’s old form, then make Sideswipe the red car. Which I doubt they’ll do because then everyone will get confused. Wait it’s Bay. They’ll probably do it.

    Chances are the Ferrari is a new character, simply because everyone making this probably thinks that without a previous incarnation it’s easier to make a character the fans will like (Except for the twins. Bayverse twins=fail. G1 twins=win) instead of taking a character say from g1 and molding them to what they need while still trying to keep the fans somewhat happy. Why ruin a masterpiece when you can start over with a blank slate?

    If the Ferrari is an existing character though, I would love for it to be Red Alert, Hot Rod or Sunstreaker. Though I can’t really imagine Sunstreaker without the yellow…

    • I think the red car might be the new jazz. Rumors say that Jazz is being brought back. Or maybe a new caracter

  3. I doubt the the Ferrari would be Jazz. Should he come back, he’d probably keep his alt mode. No doubt that the convertible is Sideswipe. I hope that the new spoiler will split to represent clavicles like on Optimus.

  4. Cant believe how he destroyed Devastator the most feared Decepticon in the original series and completely wasted Jetfire.

  5. plz can dey bring jazz again…….????????????

  6. hey guys its not what they look like, its how they fight, duh :) :P

  7. silver car is sideswipe, he does have much more screen time. and the red ferrari is mirage

  8. The red autobots name is mirage based on the video game