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Bumblebee Gets Classic Look for Transformers 4


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.

Yesterday, it was a redesigned Optimus truck, a Bugatti Veyron , and a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray .

Today, it’s a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS .

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

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevrolet Camaro Z-28/SS/RS

The 1967 Camaro SS was so popular in the market back then that Chevrolet built 34,400 units. It was a resounding answer to the success of the Ford Mustang, which was - at that point - selling like hotcakes.

The Camaro SS came standard with a 350 cubic-inch V-8 engine that produced a modest 296 horsepower. From there, buyers could opt for a 325-horsepower, 396 cubic-inch V-8 (L35) or a 375-horsepower, 396 cubic-inch V-8 (L78).

From that day forward, the Camaro became the pony car that every pony car wanted to be, despite a horsepower drought between the mid-1970s and late-1980s.



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