The third series in the Transformers franchise, Dark of the Moon released a while back, but like the Cars and the Fast & the Furious films, this one too had an impact on the audience, and even more with car buying audience. For what is the third is this popular film series, the decepticons and autobots came back with newer variants or new troops to add to their ranks.
Here are some of the popular four wheel models showcased throughout the film.
The main Autobot leader dubbed Optimus Prime is played a Peterbilt 379 truck, which has been retained since the first Transformers film. The vehicle sports a blue and red livery with flame graphics, however in the new film, the truck is also supplied with a trailer for storing weapons that give it another transformation models.
The other popular vehicle in the film is the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro that is dubbed as Bumblebee, and is the first transformer to befriend actor Shia Labeouf in the first film. For the third film, this car has received a lot of upgrades including a new paint and body kit, and has even got the manufacturers to introduce a special edition 2012 Transformers Camaro, for fans of the franchise.
While the film has been heavy in using many GMC models as the rest of the cast of autobots and decepticons, the third Transformer film saw GMC vehicles sharing screen space with the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG and the Ferrari 458 Italia.
The Mirage played by a Ferrari 458 Italia model is a new autobot in the successful movie franchise. Meanwhile the SLS AMG is Soundwave, a communications officer for Megatron that is able to shape shift into a beautiful silver SLS AMG. While many were wondering why Mercedes didn’t use the successful movie platform to showcase their new 2012 SLS AMG Roadster instead, the reason could lie with the doors, while the SLS AMG has gullwing doors, the 2012 Roadster, which would look rather conventional and out of place in the futuristic themed movie.