• 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

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.

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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