Following the reveal of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro this past Monday, it became apparent the brand clued the public into the car’s design direction years ago. We’re talking about Bumblebee, one of the star Autobots from the Transformers film series. Specifically, the 2017 Bumblebee Camaro bears a striking resemblance to the production car.
Director for “Transformers: The Last Night,” Michael Bay, debuted the 2017 Bumblebee Camaro in 2016. The Autobot featured a reworked front fascia with, guess what, a blacked-out bar across the grille with a Chevrolet badge stuck in the middle. The look is nearly identical to the 2019 Camaro.
In fact, aside from the more radical front spoiler, the fascia is almost a mirror image. The headlights also wear similar LED accents lights, and extra LED lights found on Bumblebee’s front bumper also match the 2019 Chevy Camaro. Furthermore, the refreshed Camaro’s heat-extracting hood was also found in the 2017 Bumblebee Camaro.
The Transformers films have somewhat of a track record for depicting future GM vehicles. “Sideswipe,” another Transformer, debuted as a Corvette Stingray concept in 2009 and served as a precursor to the C7 Corvette Stingray.