Transformers 5's Mercedes-AMG GT R and Corvette Z06 spied
11 August 2016 - Autoblog
Michael Bay's latest explosion-fest, Transformers: The Last Knight, continues filming ahead of its release next summer, and while we've shown you fan-favorite Bumblebee and Decepticon baddy Barricade, we've been craving a look at the new Mercedes-AMG GT R in its first starring film role.
Well, here it is, captured filming near Webberville, MI.
The AMG GT R will play the role of Drift, an Autobot that featured in the fourth Transformers film as a black-and-blue Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Per our previous report, Drift is still a samurai in his undisguised form, although considering the red-on-black color scheme in these spy shots, he's in for a color change. Like his Veyron form, Drift's disguised form is relatively stock compared to the crazier looks on Bumblebee and Barricade.
New to the series is Crosshairs – the lime green-and-black Chevrolet Corvette Z06. We don't know a lot about the newest Transformer, since it seems like he's new to the series' canon. Considering he's hanging out here with Drift and Bumblebee – and the fact that GM has almost exclusively supplied vehicles to Autobots – we're guessing he's one of the good guys. Transformers' vehicle team made heavier modifications to the Z06's body than Drift's bone-stock AMG GT R – the rear spoiler looks like the biggest change – but it's not as aggressive as Bumblebee or Barricade.