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.
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
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.