Details of the Chevrolet-branded Autobots used in the movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen have recently been released by GM. These autobots, which will be showcased at the 2009 Chicago Motor Show, include the Camaro-based Bumblebee, a Corvette Stingray Concept called Sideswipe and a Chevy Beat concept played by Skids/Mudflap.
The Stingray concept is just a design exercise without a production model in view as yet although there are circulating talks of a C7 Corvette.
On the other hand, the Beat concept which is played by the robots Skids and Mudflap is set for production as the 2011 Chevy Spark. Joining the cast as Jolt will be the Chevrolet Volt.
Chevy is excited to be part of the movie and with the prospect of connecting with the younger generation in their own turf with a actively eco-friendly image. The Autobots are representative of what is currently transpiring in Chevy showrooms.
Beginning with the thrilling Camaro, to the Volt, there's more going on at Chevrolet that is apparent. The Stingray concept car for example is an attempt to merge the past with the future here in the present and the Corvette concept received a no-boundaries design assignment pushing limits and changing point of views to come up with a totally unique product.
Compared to the first film, 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen offers more when it comes to excitement and robot action. This statement was made by LeeAnne Stables, the executive vice president of worldwide marketing partnerships at Paramount Pictures. Paramount was the official distributor for this film.
The new AUTOBOTS help move the story forward, Stables added, and the Chevy vehicles used was even taken to different worldwide locations. GM once again gave the needed support to the production team who were working on this movie, she continued. In addition to having the Camaro again, the new film will also feature new Chevy models.
SIDESWIPE for instance uses a vision concept that Corvette designers came up with. It was inspired by the first Stingray race car that was launched in 1959. However it also uses Corvette heritage cues from other models.
By bringing them together, SIDESWIPE gets a look that is a race car and a spaceship combined. GM Global Design vice president Ed Welburn shared that SIDESWIPE is an example of what happens when you’re exploring what the Corvette can be.
Since the creative team had the freedom to come up with the concept and the design, the result was that it allowed them to push boundaries and take a different perspective for the project.