When we're not writing about cars or driving them, we like to kick back with some popcorn and watch movies starring our favorite four-wheeled machines. In this section, get a jump on upcoming movies featuring one of our greatest loves: cars.
"Transformers 4 " is already shaping up to be a supercar-loaded movie that is in the process of blowing away all three of its predecessors back to Cybertron.
We already had that thinking not knowing that Michael Bay had another surprise up its sleeve, which we soon discovered to be what’s being billed as the 2014 Concept Camaro Bumblebee.
To be clear, we haven’t seen the current generation Camaro look anywhere close to this one, leading us to speculate on whether this could be a future concept look at the next generation Camaro. All this despite the fact that the 2014 Camaro already boasts a pretty significant facelift.
And how does the 2014 Concept Camaro Bumblebee tie up to the previously introduced - and fully customized - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS that we initially thought would be Bumblebee’s new guise in "Transformers 4"?
Best we can come up with is that it’ll be similar to the first Transformers when Bumblebee entered as a run-down and beat-up model only to transform into the modern-day Camaro.
Whatever the case may be, this 2014 Concept Camaro Bumblebee looks completely bad sick.
Click past the jump to read about the "other" Camaro that’ll be in Transformers 4
Director Ron Howard claims that the Niki Lauda - James Hunt rivalry was "one of the greatest in all of sports.” As fans of Formula One, you won’t find many arguments coming from us.
In this 3-minute "featurette" video, we’re treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the Howard’s upcoming movie "Rush,” which chronicles the explosive and equally dramatic rivalry between Lauda and Hunt at the peak of their powers.
In addition to Howard, the featurette also includes interviews with both Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth, who play Lauda and Hunt, respectively.
"Rush" is, without question, one of the most eagerly anticipated motorsports movies in a long time. Not only does it have a top-caliber director in Ron Howard, but both Bruhl and Hemsworth appear to make for quite a good pairing in telling the story of the iconic race car drivers.
"Rush" is scheduled to hit cinemas on September 20th, 2013, but for now, you can check out the first full trailer of the movie after the jump!
We don’t really know if Michael Bay is trying to bring a dream car garage to the set of “Transformers 4,” but judging from the cars that have been announced as joining the movie, you’d think that the director chanced upon gold bouillon and is in the middle of the craziest automotive splurge in history.
With these recent announcements, we’ve all but given up on deciphering what other cars are going to be part of “Transformers 4.” At this point, we’re just going to sit back and wait for Bay to reveal the remaining cast of cars.
We already knew that “Transformers 4” is going to feature some of the world’s hottest cars in full display, but we certainly didn’t see the Huayra coming.
Click past the jump to read about the Pagani Huayra
But don’t sleep on the Sonic RS, because even though it doesn’t look anywhere near a supercar, it still has some attitude and its racing livery also shows its capabilities rubbing tires in full-fledged competition.
Maybe that’s why Michael Bay felt the Sonic RS had to be part of the “Transformers 4” cast. What it lacks in power and price tag, it more than makes up for in edginess.
Click past the jump to read about the Chevrolet Sonic RS
The "Need for Speed" movie has been getting plenty of publicity the past few days. A day after it was announced that the Ford Mustang will play a starring role in the movie, a new video "Making-Of" trailer was released on the "Need for Speed" YouTube channel. And it shows quite a lot of carnage of the supercar variety.
But what really caught our eye was the untimely demise of the P1, which made us wonder if all those supercars in the movie are actually replicas instead of the real thing.
Now, we wouldn’t put it past Dreamworks Studios and Electronic Arts to get the real McCoys, but if you watch the video and see what happened to the $1.15 million P1, you’re gonna start wondering about the studios plans for these cars.
Click past the jump to watch the trailer and watch out for the P1 doing a real-looking crash
Just like that, the robot family in "Transformers 4" just got a whole lot more serious.
We’ve already seen a few of the vehicles that will be a part of the fourth installment of the movie franchise. But apparently, director Michael Bay isn’t done dropping bombshell after bombshell with regards to its roster of vehicles.
The latest one, the Lamborgini Aventador, , definitely adds tons more power and aggressiveness to the Transformers’ lineup.
At this point, the cars that will be a part of "Transformers 4" remind us of the Dubai Police’s roster of exotic police cars. Just like the latter, we won’t be surprised anymore if Bay adds even more supercars into the mix.
Maybe Megatron turns into the Marauder?
Click past the jump to read about the Lamborghini Aventador
Japanese automaker, Lexus , is not shy in cooking up marketing campaigns. In fact, it’s done quite a handful of out-of-the-box types of ads in the past and its latest one is definitely the epitome of unconventional. In its attempt to promote its commitment to style and sophistication, the Japanese automaker recently teamed up with production company The Weinstein Company to create a series of short films.
The first one, called "Beyond Memories,” actually premiered during the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in France, which is pretty impressive in its own right.
The second one, though, has a more subdued debut. It’s called "Echoes" and it’s the second in a series of five films that the automaker will unveil in the coming weeks.
For now, you can enjoy the nine-minute short film Echoes. We’ve already seen it and if you’re the type who likes a slow-paced, thinking man’s short film, you’re going to have a trip watching this one.
For all the attention the movie "Rush" has garnered in these pages the past few months, it’s important to know that there’s another movie coming out on September 6th, 2013 that auto nuts should keep a close eye on.
The movie is called "Snake & Mongoose" and if you’re a drag racing fan, you might recognize the title by the nicknames given to two of the best drag racers in the world, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen.
Suffice to say, Prudhomme and McEwen were the top of the class in terms of drag racing back then. But they also had a heated rivalry that, while not in the level of James Hunt and Niki Lauda, was still responsible for putting drag racing into mainstream consciousness.
The two Southern Californian drag racers joined forces with big corporations, which eventually led to the change that included Hot Wheels entering the drag racing scene with the release of its first hot rod cars in 1970.
It won’t get the same pub and hype as Rush, but rest assured, Snake and Mongoose is a movie everybody with a remote love for cars and drag racing should look out for.
Click past the jump to watch the trailer for Snake and Mongoose
Transformers 4 is still a year away from hitting theaters, but that hasn’t stopped producer Michael Bay from giving us a sneak peek at the cars that have already been penciled in to make appearances in the movie.
It goes without saying that this car is expected to be Bumblebee as it goes back to its Camaro roots. For one thing, it sure looks a lot better than the "piece of crap" Camaro Bumblebee started as in the first movie.
Oddly enough, the new Bumblebee is not a fifth-generation model, which might catch some people by surprise. Not us, though; if there’s anything that looks better than the current Camaro, it’s a customized classic Camaro capable of fully flexing its old school American muscle.
Click past the jump to read about the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Mot of you expected the 2011 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon " to be the last movie of the "Transformers" franchise. After all it ended with Michael Bay reigning as robot king, but it looks like the blockbuster director decided to continue the series with an yet unnamed "Transformers 4" series.
The new Transformers 4 series will start shooting this summer and it looks like it will offer quite an impressive amount of surprises. The first of these series of surprises will be the addition of two new Autobots: a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse and a C7 Corvette Stingray . No other details were released on the two vehicles, but rumors suggest that the Veyron will be the new vehicle form for Drift and the new C7 Corvette Stingray will be the new form of Slingshot.
Next to the new Autobots, Transforms 4 will also bring redesign for Optimus Prime and a new addition to the cast: Mark Wahlberg, who agreed to join the franchise while working with Michael Bay on "Pain & Gain."
The new Transformers 4 will be released on June 29, 2014.
Click past the jump to read more about the two new Autobots.