Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee

Director and producer Michael Bay has let loose pictures of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro that will play the role of Bumblebee in the upcoming Transformers 4 film, alongside a first-gen Camaro SS.

Resplendent in its trademark yellow and black livery, Bumblebee boasts a different front end to that of the production Camaro – the faired-in headlamp and grille arrangement has made way for a slimmer, sleeker setup.

Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee

A larger lower intake eats into where the fog lamps are supposed to be and its rear haunches are flared. There’s also a bodykit, a rear spoiler, a fuel filler cap on the quarter window and what looks like flush door handles.

Whether Bumblebee suggests how the next-gen pony car could look like is not known at this juncture – it is rumoured that the Detroit 2012-debuting 130R concept is a more accurate indicator. Transformers 4 is set to also feature a Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray and a Bugatti Veyron, amongst other vehicles, when it hits cinemas next summer.