Monday, August 12, 2013

Sideswipe Vehicle Spotted in Lansing?

It seems Sideswipe returns for Transformers 4. At least judging by these pictures, taken by RenaissanceWade, of a maybe 2014 Chevy Concept Corvette were taken near the GM Delta Township Plant in Lansing, MI where TF4 was filming over the weekend. I assume Corvette and Sideswipe since it looks like an updated version of the 2012 Chevy Corvette Centennial convertible that was his alt mode in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. A sweet ride that goes with the other ultra expensive sports cars that make up most of the Autobot fleet. Thanks to @joshc167 for the link.

Update: From the comments and twitter, readers are saying the car is either a 2002 Cadillac Cien Concept, a car that Michael Bay used in The Island. Others are saying its 2014 Cadillac Cien Concept. Which year could be important as I doubt Sideswipe would be a 2002 but could see him as a 2014. Of course neither always remains a strong option. Its just hard to ignore it being a near identical shape and color as DOTM vehicle. It would fit the character the same way the other vehicle changes still match the overall expected look for the character's vehicle mode.

42 comments:

  1. Hopefully sideswipe will get some screentime this time, hopefully they will all get more screentime, but with Bay I don't think he will change his approach. ya know a typical machine gun can make a transformer crumble

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  2. this is a Cadillac not a Chevy corvette

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  3. This is a Cadillac Cien Concept. It's been around since 2002.

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  4. That's a Cadillac Cien, it's been around since 2002. There is no way that that car would EVER be sideswipe

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  5. I hope GM is not trying to bring that thing back and if it is sideswipe I mean really a cadi come on

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  6. Thats a nice car. If that is Sideswipe then I'm ok with it. Would rather him have the Lambo as the alt-mode... But seeing how Bay has handled past design choices, this decision doesn't shock me at all. That is if, it's really him. That aside.. This is one sexy ride. I'm ready to see some robot mode concept art though.. I think they could at least let us see Prime or Bee. Just to give us an idea of where the designs are going.

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  7. if this cadillac appears on tf4, it would be the second time m. bay uses that car on another movie he directed (the first movie was The Island, a movie that was taken some scenes and reused on tf3)

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  8. That's a 2014 Cadillac Cien! And Sideswipe is apparently the Lamborghini, because someone on this site said he heard that the caretaker of the car is Sideswipe.

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    1. Any anon could hop on and say "hey guys! I was down at the set and they told me carX is so-and-so!" Really... Until names are officially confirmed, I wouldn't get my hopes up about all these rumors people claim are "confirmations."

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    2. Martinus Prime8/13/2013 8:08 AM

      Yeah, but that dude was there on vacation and he just could overhear the Lambo caretaker saying to one of the people who live there, the Lambo is Sideswipe.
      But I also mentioned they could be ordered by Bay and the production crew, to say to audience it is Sideswipe, just to mislead everybody. I can imagine the caretaker doesn't wann lose his job.
      It indeed still could be another character. It's still unconfirmed indeed

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  9. Guys, new actor has joined the cast. Check her out:

    https://twitter.com/VictoriaSummer/status/366459835685941250


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  10. Martinus Prime8/13/2013 7:57 AM

    Like othes said before me, that is a 2002 Cadillac Cien Concept and it hasn't changed since. The air vents on the side in front and behind the doors are closed in this photo and on other photo's you see they're open, but I think they can be opened and closed manually. So there is no 2014 concept if you aks me.
    But it still is one awesome looking car.
    And like TFLAMB admin says, it looks more like de Sideswipe Corvette Concept, model and color, than the Lambo Aventador. It is very plausible it is Sideswipe. Why wouldn't use Bay this car again? Bc it's an old concept car and he only uses new cars now? It's still a slick looking car, why not?
    I hope it's true, rather than the Lambo.

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    1. Then that doesn't make sense. So if the green C7 Corvette Stingray is Sunstreaker, why would Sideswipe be randomly a Cadillac Cien Concept? Also, couldn't this car be a whole new Transformer? This car may seem to look more like Sideswipe, I agree with that, but in the comics G1 series etc... Sideswipe and his twin were Lamborghini's. However, since Bay has used the C7 Corvette as the first alt modes for Sideswipe in the previous two movies, maybe that is why Sunstreaker is now Sideswipe's previous alt mode, so the twins can be distinguished easily! The point is, I think the Lamborghini Aventador is Sideswipe, it just makes sense to me. Also didn't Bay say he is going to "redesign" all the Autobots already in the movie and not "remove" them? But what if the Pagani Huayra was Dino and not Hot Rod? (if it is Hot Rod that is) unless he is a different car..... but anyway, they are all theories and speculations pulled out from our arses... we all got lots of questions and rumours to be confirmed, but we all just have to wait and see.

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    2. Martinus Prime8/13/2013 8:39 AM

      Yeah, but why would Bay use the 'twin thing' for Sideswipe and Sunstreaker? I bet Bay doesn't care about that. That Sideswipe is a Lambo in G1, does not mean Bay will follow on that in the movies. I bet Bay doesn't care for that either.
      Indeed we'll just have to wait and see.

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  11. Martinus Prime8/13/2013 8:15 AM

    Albershide on S4TE posted a YT video from Matthew Witkos, where we see Mark Wahlberg shooting with a Cybertronian looking rifle/gun, maybe the sword transforms into the rifle. It definitly looks awesome:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLaloprKvX4&feature=player_embedded

    P.S. Does anybody know what's wrong with Youtube? My laptop doesn't load the vids properly anymore, it constantly pauses.

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    1. That is pretty sick! I hope it is the sword too!

      Yeah! I thought I was the only one. I have that problem with my desktop, but works perfectly on on my laptop. I have to restart my desktop every time it pauses and then it works again, but it becomes annoying.

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    2. Martinus Prime8/13/2013 8:44 AM

      I'm glad I'm not the only one.

      But it just occurs to me that it happens on my laptop, since I took about threehundred of 1920x1080 high-res pictures of my TF toys, that I'm gonna sell.
      That could also be my problem, I don't know. I'll have to wait and see when I sell them and remove all the pics.

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  12. I don't believe it's a vehicle mode to any robot.

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  13. another piece of Menasor?

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  14. I dont know why everyone is saying that the corvette is sunstriker, while is clearly a Sideswipe with a ShatteredGlass deco, just inverted to fit the movie transformation, which set the back of the car as his ches

    this cadillac may just be nothing, but it is interesting how we think of every car is a transformer, they are truly in disguise for this movies!

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    1. Martinus Prime8/13/2013 1:24 PM

      Well, for the reason that it is, is bc the pictures were taken at the GM plant in Lansing, MI. Where filming just happened to take place. Isn't it a coincidence that this Cadillac Cien is just at that particular plant, just as they are/were filming TF4? It could be a coincedence, but I hope it's more.

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  15. It's not confirmed to be a transformer or in the movie, but why would you put something like it in a movie where vehicles change into robots and not have it be one of them? It's not your run of the mill Cadillac. It's a very expensive and high performance car.

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  16. Sorry but that car is ugly, wouldn't be supprised it it were a Decepticon.

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  17. hello it is @. I just wanted to tell everyone who I am. I can tell that the car here is a con. I can not say how I know. I was wrong the other day to call some people names. If any want to ask me things you can find me on TFW2005.

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    1. @ not me ignorant wanna bee, this is not sideswipes alt mode! Sorry to burst your bubble!

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    2. @ not me ignorant wanna bee, this is not sideswipes alt mode! Sorry to burst your bubble!

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  18. There is a rumor lurking around that an "Autobot Base" or some kind of hideout is there for the rest of the Autobots. Apparently, that "hideout" is in Monument Valley, Utah.

    Anybody heard of the rumor before?

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    1. No but that would make ALOT OF SENSE actually....autobots finnally have a base of their own.

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    2. Martinus Prime8/14/2013 12:04 PM

      Yeah, a new base without the human NEST alliance, somewhere in the mountains. And since Lennox is out, it's certain that there will be no more NEST. NEST is discontinued by the government. We only have the CIA/FBI in the black vehicles, like the Rally Fighters.
      That would make the most plausible thing to happen.

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  19. This car is.........................wait for it...................UNICRON!!!

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  20. A cool thing would be if the humans found out how to create a combiner

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    1. Martinus Prime8/14/2013 2:54 PM

      Yeah, that would indeed be something else! That would be very cool dude, the first combiner that comes to my mind, is Menasor. And then the Autobots get rescued by the Technobot combiner Computron, Computron comes to the rescue from the deep end of space. To show the humans REAL advanced technology!

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    2. That would be cool.. At the same time... The more they keep giving the humans, the more screentime they need. Translating to lesser screentime for the bots/cons. In these films we never get to see things like... Maybe Prime and Ratchet just having a conversation about how they miss the golden years on cybertron or thinking back to how Optimus became the Prime. These could be great flashback moments all while helping character development. I really wanna see a flashback of the battle Prime and Sentinel briefly mention when the War for freedom was "lost." Or maybe bee thinking back to when Megs crushed his throat. A lot of that has been left to comics or imagination, and its largely due to a lack of screentime for The Transformers.

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    3. I know they show it briefly in Dotm. But I wanted them to go to ground and show some of Prime's leadership during that time.

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  21. Martinus Prime8/14/2013 7:50 PM

    And for the love of god...... please let Bee get his voice back, for once and for all!!!

    And I wanna hear Optimus say: Autobots, transform and roll out!!

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  22. Agreed... I really hope the autobots get their own base of operations, where they only let a human in because they are VIP as opposed to a bunch of unimportant people we dont care about, standing around looking up at them. Lol... Then we can get those more personal bot on bot conversations going. I wanna see an autobot strategist, more like a prowl or maybe Ultra Magnus figuring out how to foil the decepticons plans.. That shouldnt be left to the humans. They are more advanced... But so far in the bayverse... Humans seem smarter and kill cons like its a hobby. Cybertronian intelligence needs a major scale up in bay's timeline. And if Ratchet makes the cut... He better "fix" someone! Hahaha.. Lemme stop. For what its worth I love seeing my childhood favs on the big screen. I just dont think bay takes them serious enough.

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  23. It looks like a Decepticon to me for some reason. I am getting a feeling that this could be Sideswipe's nemesis for the movie, for example, like in ROTF, Sideswipe's enemy was Sideways which he slashed him in half! That Audi R8 was a sexy as car! I hope Bay doesn't cut in half the Lamborghini Aventador or any other sexy car in the first 5 seconds of viewing it!

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  24. IF the Cian was Sideswipe, then Sides robot mode would have to be taller then in previous movies. This car is larger than the Corvette. I'm hoping that there is a second Vette we haven't seen yet, the solver Stingray. It would make much more sense, seeing as how Sunny and Sides are identical twins (split spark is pretty much the same thing as identical). However, I have no problem with one of the Twins being the Lambo. Honestly, I can see Sides being the green Corvette and Sunny the Lambo (since the side vents on the Lambo have a gold shading to them).

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  25. Hold up. When Bay revealed the Green C7 Corvette on his site, it said this car was "race inspired". I don't know much about the animated or the comic versions of Transformers, but does anyone know any Autobots that are race inspired?

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    1. I believe that both Twins (Sides and Sunny) have done their share of racing. If I recall correctly: Hot Rod, Mirage, Hot Shot, Override,Jazz,Smokescreen and Wheeljack are race inspired.

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  26. Ummm, that Autobot Crosswise was a Bugatti Veyron. He was suppose to be called Smokescreen here in the USA. So, could the Bugatti be Smokescreen? I'm still hoping he's Blurr.

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