Friday, July 01, 2016

New Alt Mode of Drift Revealed

In a twitter and blog post, Transformers: The Last Knight director Michael Bay revealed the new alt mode of Drift as a black and red Mercedes AMG GT R. In Age of Extinction the character's alt mode was a black and blue Bugatti Veyron. Generally speaking the alt modes for the cars is partly driven by story, partly by Bay's taste in cars and most importantly by wiliness of car makers to offer up their vehicles for free (which means more $ for VFX) and let Hasbro make toys off of them. My guess is the switch is due to Mercedes making a better offer (possibly more than one copy for filming purposes?). Thanks to Feris O. for the heads-up.

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  1. Saw it this morning on Twitter. Makes me curious as to how drift will look with a new car type and color scheme. The car though looks pretty wicked

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    1. Originally Drift was supposed to be a Black and Orange Bugatti in AOE but due to the cars being sold had to change to the very dark blue on blue.

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  2. i found it interesting that Drift spoke with a Japanese accent, but chose a French car(Bugatti) for his alt mode.

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    1. Martinus Prime7/03/2016 9:24 AM

      Yeah, a little sad that car companies want there cars in a moneymaking movie like Transformers so bad, that Bay went with a Bugatti for the Japanese Drift.

      For all other Autobots at least there's a reasonable explanation what car they have (chosen) for their altmode. Why not a Lexus LFA or a Nissan GT-R for Drift?
      And now with this Mercedes again a European car for his altmode.

      In the movie they are somtimes in time of need to scan a vehicle quicly, but they can scan any vehicle at any time they want.....

      Though this is a cool car, I'd rather see a Japanese sportscar for Drift.

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    2. Probably banking on that a lot of people,myself included,have no idea what country makes what vehicle. Personally,I never even think about that kind of stuff. Not to say it's not interesting to know by any means.

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