‘Transformers 4′ Car Guide – Official Autobots and Decepticons

Published 1 year ago by , Updated July 6th, 2013 at 12:47 pm, This is a list post.

Transformers 4 Car Guide List Any fan of Transformers knows that the 'disguises' of both Autobots and Decepticons are as impressive to behold as the robots themselves, and with Transformers 4, the production team has once again snagged some head-turners for their automotive cast. From American muscle to European supercars, we've gathered up every vehicle Paramount has officially announced, along with word about their respective Transformer identities. Read on for our (ever-updating) Transformers 4 Car Guide. Header Image Credit: TunaKaan

Western Star Prototype

Transformers 4 Car Guide Optimus Prime Although originally a Kenworth K100 cab-over truck in the original Transformers cartoon, Optimus Prime has undergone serious re-designs since, both in animation and live-action. For the first movie in Michael Bay's series, an imposing Peterbilt design was adopted, sporting a (still controversial) flame paint job. But for Tranformers 4, the leader of the Autobots is taking another step forward. The brand new prototype design from Western Star Trucks (now under the Daimler automotive group) is far more aerodynamic, meaning Optimus can save a little on gas. The paint job isn't the most outrageous feature of the truck anymore: it now sports massive chrome accents and exhaust stacks that are... less than understated.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro

Transformers 4 Car Guide Bumblebee 1967 Camaro The best friend to Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBouf) may have once been used to showcase the then-brand-new Chevrolet Camaro, but for Transformers 4 'Bumblebee' is going retro. This heavily modified restoration (or "restomod") 1967 Camaro is far from stock, but fans of American muscle cars now have one member of the Autobot team to look forward to seeing - not rusted out and in need of a good wax, that is. The images released of the new 'Bumblebee' Camaro caused a bit of a stir online, due to its similarity to the custom creation of car enthusiast 'Mr. Vengeance.' From the rims to the door handles, the production team has taken inspiration from the best, but how much this car is seen on screen is still a bit of a mystery.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

Transformers 4 Car Guide Bumblebee New Camaro Although 'Bumblebee' will apparently be going retro in the series' fourth outing, it also looks like a much newer take on the Camaro will be used for the film. Paramount released this look at a 2014 prototype Camaro along with the 1967 restomod, with the paint job all but confirming who is disguised beneath the surface. It's possible that 'Bumblebee' will once again undergo an updating from the 1967 to the 2014 model, but given Michael Bay's aversion to the term 'reboot' we're not so sure the film will attempt to repeat the same gag. Perhaps the voiceless Autobot comes to his senses in the film's first act, and goes from new to old? We'll have to wait and see.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Transformers 4 Car Guide C7 Corvette Stingray There was no way Chevrolet wasn't going to take the opportunity to showcase their new C7 Corvette Stingray among the Autobot ranks, and this race-inspired version is sure to be noticed. Early word claims that the C7 is in fact 'Slingshot,' an Autobot that transformed into a fighter plane in the original animated series, making the character another in the long line of similarly re-imagined soldiers. If true, then that's particularly bad news for fans of the Aerialbots; although, 'Slingshot' is known for his abrasive and cocky attitude, so perhaps the Corvette (and its lime green paint job) are a perfect fit after all.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Transformers 4 Car Guide Bugatti Veyron As the fastest street-legal production car in history (with a top speed of 253.81 mph), movie fans should get used to seeing the Bugatti Veyron in the coming years. For Transformers 4 the filmmakers went even more outside of the box, recruiting the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse - the world's fastest convertible in history (with a top speed of 254.04 mph). As with the C7, rumors have given us a hint that the Veyron GSV will be 'Drift' in disguise, an Autobot who wielded swords in battle to regain his lost honor. However, 'Drift' will probably spend the bulk of his screen time out of disguise; the $2.25 million, 1200-horsepower supercar isn't one we expect to see thrown around by stunt drivers.

2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4

Transformers 4 Car Guide Lamborghini Aventador Replacing a car as legendary as the Lamborghini Murcielago is no small task, let alone being dubbed by many "the best Lamborghini ever" - but the Aventador LP 700-4 is no ordinary supercar. With that kind of fame - and only 4,000 ever produced - how could it not appear in the next Transformers? Little is known about this particular Aventador's role in the film, but despite it being referred to as "the friendliest supercar in the world," we're betting on a villain. Matte black paint and blacked out rims aren't inherently Decepticon traits, but compared to the bright styling of the confirmed Autobots, this sleek powerhouse seems more sinister.

2013 Pagani Huayra

Transformers 4 Car Guide Pagani Huayra While the 2013 Pagani Huayra (pronounced 'wai-rah') may not be as bold in its design as the Aventador, it is an achievement of technical aerodynamics and speed. The blood red Huayra set to appear in the movie is equipped with deployable flaps in the front and rear to maximize downforce when at high speeds or cornering, increasing drag on the back wheels, front wheels, or those on the inside of a turn. We still don't know where this car's loyalties lie in Transformers 4 - the paint job offers no hints - but we hope to see it engaged in a high-speed chase for obvious reasons. Given the design, it's one of the best handling cars in the world at supercar speed, meaning it's dangerous to its enemies no matter which side of the war they're fighting on.

2013 Chevrolet Ultimate Sonic RS

Transformers 4 Car Guide Chevy Sonic RS The Autobots can't all be million-dollar high-speed specialists, so the Ultimate Sonic RS from Chevy promises some off-road fun for those who care about more than just top-end speed. This Royal Purple-branded rally car is without an accompanying idenity, but goes a long way in promising some actual vehicular action to go along with robo-boxing. It's hard to know how big a part the #12 car will play in the film's plot, but its clear branding hints that it may be different from the rest of the cars in some way other than price tag. Perhaps a crashed Autobot took the 'disguise' idea a little too far, and sought out dream of victory on the Rally circuit? Either way, rumors of a rally car on the Decepticon side promise a head-to-head showdown at some point.

Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle

Transformers 4 Car Guide Hound If there is one character that Optimus and his team will rely on to do the heavy lifting, it looks to be 'Hound.' Formerly a Jeep in the animated series, 'Hound' has undergone a bit of an upgrade in the light of the changing definitions of 'military vehicles.' No longer a Jeep, the line of Medium Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense will provide 'Hound's new disguise. Known in the original series as an outspoken fan of humanity and the more rugged corners of the Earth, the new take on the character looks just as equipped to handle the hardships of Mother Nature. Some clever filmmaking will be needed for this Autobot to keep up with his friends, of course.

Freightliner Argosy

Transformers 4 Car Guide Freightliner Argosy The cab-over design of the Freightliner Argosy - the latest addition to the film's automotive cast - is a welcome dose of nostalgia for long time fans of the franchise. Not only because it offers the chance to see a cartoon-Optimus-like transformation on screen, but due to just how many characters have been known to adopt a similar disguise. We've already gone into detail on three such possibilities - Motormaster, Ultra Magnus, or Nemesis Prime - and how their inclusion could open up doors for potential sequels and massive battles. Paramount has made it clear that they're looking for Transformers 4 to launch a new trilogy; it seems fitting that the most unimpressive of the vehicles on hand could be the key to making it happen.

Conclusion

Transformers 4 Car Guide List Those are all of the cars officially detailed so far, but we'll do our best to keep this list updated as more of the rumored vehicles are rolled out. How do you feel about the offerings for Transformers 4? Do they put the cars of the previous films to shame, or simply highlight changing tastes in car culture as a whole? Sound off in the comments. Transformers 4 hits theaters Summer 2014. _______ Follow me on Twitter @andrew_dyce. Photo Source: Paramount Header Image Credit: TunaKaan
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  1. As usual the Autobots are small and puny. Why not give them some muscle besides Prime.

    • i definitely agree. i hope they actually put the dinobots in tf4. i would also like to see more of sideswipe and Dino teaming up and kicking but. =)

    • I don’t know how you even have a transformers 4 without Ironhide. How do you kill off the one autobot that was the 2nd in size and might only to optimus and by far more a fan favorite than most if not all the others. I’m not liking this at all. Ironhide, the dirty harry of autobots not doing his thing in transformers 4…..very sad

      • Why does it matter? The Autobots are always winning. That’s the one thing about the films that make me upset: the Decepticons need better characterization. I still would like to know how the Autobots lost the war on Cybertron, because they’ve murdered about one thousand Decepticons over the course of ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Dark of the Moon’.

      • if you look at the original animated series ironhide died anyway so it makes no difference

  2. I’d buy one but none of them are hybrids.

  3. i hope that the people making transformers 4 will not disappoint me because Carly and SAM will not be in the movie.

  4. Dear Michael Bay,
    I was just wondering if I can be in Transformers 4 or 5? I can bring at least 4 people to whereever you are, but the thing is, it would be nice to be in one of the movies because I get to meet my most favorite director in the universe!!!!!!! But if you don’t want to waste your money bringing me and 5 freinds than that’s fine. I mean you don’t have to have me in the 4th movie but maybe in the 5th movie? And also, I am 13 and I’m a girl, but you and Peter Cullen are awesome and so are the other workers that are their. I have been wanting to be in Transformers for a MILLENIA!! And I know all of the Autobots in Transformers 1, 2, and 3! But not 4 yet, but I will know them all soon. But I really want to be in Transformers 4 or 5! Email me to say the answer @ saddle-up@hotmail.com
    Thank you and you are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hey I feel the same way you do and I have been studying the entire series animated and live action, my entire life. The name for people like us, transformer freaks.

  5. I just saw Optimus on the street in Chicago! And I mean for real too, they’re filming behind my apartment

  6. Why not put some PHILIPPINE JEEPNEY in transformers 4… it would be cool

  7. Shouldve used lamborghini guiardo

  8. I want sideswipe to come out also Dino there awesome please let them come out in the new movie
    Thank you
    Ps live your transformer movies

  9. I dnt understand y the autobots gotta hv lyke 5ive lil robots. prime is the only super huge 1ne wif muscle. i hpe dis movie wyill start were it stopped in da last tf3. I do wysh dat da autobots hv more players den jus 5 cuz everybody all ready knowhs dat da autobots gon win n da end anyway so where’s da fun wen in every single tf da same stuff happens jus sayn

  10. agg come on where is dino and sideswipe now,r u guys followin ur movie correctly,coz i remember,optimus callin for reinforcements in Tfomers1,but ryt now,u hidin other autobots,istead of increasin their number,no 6 months left fix that

  11. Bumblebee should be the brand new camaro. It makes no sense to downgrade him

  12. How can they possibly do another film without Stars cream, Sound wave, Shockwave, and Megatron? I mean if Michael Bay is just goin g to not have them in the film and make Bumbulbee one of the main characters again without at least killing him. Than there should not be another film.

  13. I want to see more autobots,decepticons,dinobots and people in Transformers 4

  14. The line up seems very promising this time, though I am disappointed that Michael Bay didn’t take the opportunity to change Dino into a Ferrari F 12. I mean, the 458 is good, but going by Dino, I don’t think the baby Ferrari is a good choice. And he could have changed Sideswipe and Ratchet as well. Sideswipe could have been a Koenigsseig Agera R, just to introduce a competition to the Veyron, in case it’s not an Autobot.

    Also I really hope they bring Nemesis Prime into this movie. And Dinobots. And please Michael, introduce Hotshot (I know he’s Bumblebee now, but NOOOOOOOO).

  15. Wish Michael Bay would have never directed transformers. For one he never watched the original cartoons- therefore missed the concept of the affinity that “transfans” have from childhood. To make as many alterations as they have to Prime is ludicrous. I was content with him being a Peterbilt. It added character made him seem as if having facial features while in vehicle mode. Killing Jazz was down hill for me; Then Ironhide. Serious note to these writers, hold on to the true fans us “old bones” that cried and petition our parents to write to the network and have Optimus Prime “resurrected.” My daughter who is almost 16 loves the franchise only because she see the passion I have for it and the nostalgia when I explain in details to her. She has sat with me watching all the old episodes, beast war, and Prime. Even though I’ve been disappointed by the garbage in 2 and 3, the old cast not reoccurring in 4, I’m truly anticipating the release and will probably be first in line for the midnight show. It’s just wath true fans do. Have to admit The Pagani is my favorite car so that will be a treat.

  16. Im so excited u decided to do more transformers movies I brought all 3 of them twice 3 to watch and 3 too keep I know u are going to make them awesome like the first 3 they could’ve found anyone better to do these movies forget negative criticism they always got something to say and they can’t do anything but criticize keep up the great work I enjoy the time and effort u put in ur movies to entertain us

  17. Where are the Decepticons?

  18. all I have heard on here is how the autobots are puny and how they have no muscle only prime n ironhidewhat about this its going back to the animated series if u notice so spoiler prime dies and along comes rodimus prime hmmm just saying it will be a good movie but come on if u rreally follow its going by the old movie only change is that galvitron is man made not made by unicron who also is n the movie but when u talk about bad ass autobots hotrod and or rodimus prime is the shiz

  19. One thing about optimus new vehicle its ugly especially the mirrors I mean really freakin small mirrors that should be on a sports car not a semi.

  20. They should bring ironhide back

  21. I’m pretty sure every transformers fan know the Combaticons you know blast off brawl and others I think they’re going to be making an appearance too that would be crazy

  22. Rally car is no transformer. Hyadra is villain, same with Aventador and Argosy. The rest is proper!

  23. The rally car is Shane’s car it’s not a transformer

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