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Old 07-13-2010, 11:04 AM   #1
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Is the new Bumblebee a Z28? A modified SS? The new 2012 body style?

Any speculation on what the new Bumblebee is?

pics are http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...7.photogallery but I think there are some floating around the forum too. (pic number 3)

Clearly very different with what appears to be functional side scoops???
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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EASY ANSWER.......NONE OF THE ABOVE. Its a SHOW CAR, just like the original concept car.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:25 AM   #3
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Whats your basis? I think the original bb was darn near the current SS.

The only reason I feel like they'd change it is to build excitement about some new alteration or change?

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/transformers-3-autobot-bumblebee-revealed-169651/

It has new side windows, new side skirts, new front splitter, new fog lights, new mirrors, and a new spoiler. Thats too subtle to be just a new concept, I think its got to be a rendition of the new model of some sort.

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Old 07-13-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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Except the original Bumblebee was almost all fiberglass and based off of the concept and not the production. In both movies the gas cap was on the rear deck and not on the side. The car was not based off of the LT or SS.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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Just some info on the origianal Bee from movie 1.

According to the story, there were two versions of Bumblebee built for filming. The first one was completed in 30 days and both done in less than 45 days. Fabrication was done at Saleen's 280,000 square foot facility in Troy, Michigan. Steve Minn, vehicle coordinator for the film, recommended Saleen because they had built the Cobras used in xXx.
GM looked to their inventory and found the current GTO was the closest to the concept Camaro in size. With data and some sections and wheelbase drawings from GM, Saleen began their fabrication. The two Pontiac GTOs came from GM's R&D fleet and Joe Miesak (Saleen) went to work.
The fiberglass bodies were cast using the same molds GM used to build the two concept cars.
The interior looks much like the concept Camaro because the dashboard shell covers the original GTO instrumentation and the seats and interior handles came directly from the GTO as well.
GM had a say in the paint work. Supplied by Valspar Automotive finishes, code PBC30 -- Sunrise Yellow, Bumblebees paint looks great!
They altered the original stripes planned by Saleen to more closely resemble the Rally stripes from the 1969 Camaro.

Personally I just think it is the original movie car modified to a new level
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:04 PM   #6
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Obviously just a special car for the movie.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:04 PM   #7
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There is no 2012 body update although the Z28 may have a new or similar fascia if the rumors are true. Otherwise they simply have taken some real Camaros and modified them to look like the movie car which looked closer to the concept. Thats why the doorhandles are like that.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:09 PM   #8
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yep, BB is the concept car. The whole time, they just add new bumpers and new stripes, etc. The side mirrors are evident of that =)
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I can't wait to see this new Z-28, when will it appear
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I seriously doubt there are going to be significant body changes until the next generation. Facias, wheels, lights, and trim are likely (I believe '12 marks an interior redesign), but aside from powertrain updates/upgrades, I doubt much more.

Globemaster hit the nail on the head.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:17 PM   #11
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It's just the Leno car (body wise) with a paint job, GM 21"s and a ridiculous spoiler. There have been a lot of rumors that the Leno car was a glimpse at the Z28 so it is very possible that TF3 BB has some Z28 parts on it. I doubt it is a 100% production intent Z28 though.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:00 PM   #12
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Just a tricked out stock 2010/11 to look new and cool for the movie. Pretty nice I think.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:13 PM   #13
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i d k. i could go both ways. it could be a concept of the new z or it could be a tricked ous 2010-2011
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TF1 bumblebee was based on the concept
TF2 bumblebee looks like it was based off of the SLP ZL575 or ZL550
TF3 bumblebee looks like its based off of the Leno concept car
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:31 AM   #15
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There is no 2012 body update although the Z28 may have a new or similar fascia if the rumors are true. Otherwise they simply have taken some real Camaros and modified them to look like the movie car which looked closer to the concept. Thats why the doorhandles are like that.
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It's just the Leno car (body wise) with a paint job, GM 21"s and a ridiculous spoiler. There have been a lot of rumors that the Leno car was a glimpse at the Z28 so it is very possible that TF3 BB has some Z28 parts on it. I doubt it is a 100% production intent Z28 though.
Rumors based off of absolutely no concrete info. Just some forum people wishing it was and others believing the baseless rumors.
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I haven't noticed this before, but check out the placement of the fuel door.

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It was like that on the first prototype.
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You are correct. ...there were two cars built for Transformers 1 - we 'upfitted' them with some stuff for Transformers 2-- they've been retired and the new B/B is actually a real Camaro.....

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Exactly.
The Camaro in T3 is a production Camaro with a few alterations )gas cap, mirrors, door handles) to keep the look of the concept car used in T1 and T2.

The Camaro in T1 is the build and look of the origional concept Camaro released to the public in '06. T2 uses the same car with hood, fascia, and interior alterations.
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its going to be like the new z28 lets jsut say i got a message from the inside
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The Camaro in T3 is a production Camaro with a few alterations )gas cap, mirrors, door handles) to keep the look of the concept car used in T1 and T2.

The Camaro in T1 is the build and look of the origional concept Camaro released to the public in '06. T2 uses the same car with hood, fascia, and interior alterations.
Wrong! It's the same car, just updated in each movie. Same Camaro body on a GTO chassis. Trust me, I am a Transformers fanatic.
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Wrong! It's the same car, just updated in each movie. Same Camaro body on a GTO chassis. Trust me, I am a Transformers fanatic.
Ok but fbodfather works for GM. And he says otherwise...
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Wrong! It's the same car, just updated in each movie. Same Camaro body on a GTO chassis. Trust me, I am a Transformers fanatic.
fanatics have been known to be wrong. . .look at all the misinformation that's out there among enthusiasts about the camaro. now someone that works for GM says that it's a different car. . .I'd believe them before a fanatic.
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fanatics have been known to be wrong. . .look at all the misinformation that's out there among enthusiasts about the camaro. now someone that works for GM says that it's a different car. . .I'd believe them before a fanatic.
Especially when that someone has to oversee all of GM's show cars and displays.....
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