Michael Bay reveals new looks for Optimus Prime, Bumblebee in "Transformers 4"

The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).
The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).

In addition to getting a new leading man for the franchise – Shia LaBeouf is out and Mark Wahlberg is in, Michael Bay is giving Optimus Prime and Bumblebee an upgrade for “Transformers 4.”

Bumblebee as a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS.
Bumblebee as a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS.

On his site, Bay revealed the stylish new looks for the returning Autobots — sadly Prime has not still been able to ditch those obnoxious flames yet, but Bumblebee’s upgrade is really sweet.

Bay also debuted Hound, one of the popular original Autobots in the cartoon series/toy line.

Hound has gotten a significant upgrade and instead of a small scale Jeep, he’s a massive tactical vehicle now. This may be my favorite cartoon to film translation for an Autobot yet.

The always rugged and reliable Hound, one of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense.
The always rugged and reliable Hound, one of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense.

Finally, Bay revealed a yet to be announced fourth Autobot, that may or may not be named Veyron. Honestly it looks cool enough that it can go nameless and still work for me.

A classy 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million.
A classy 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse worth more than $2.4 million.