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Posted by Kelly Levinsohn in Automotive News, Bugatti, Camaro SS, Corvette Stingray, Off Topic, Pagani Huayra, Popular, Transformers on 07 2nd, 2013


If you are looking forward to the new Transformers movie, then here is just another reason to get excited.

Michael Bay, the director of the latest installment in the Transformers series, Transformers 4, has unveiled the latest addition to his alien robot cast.

The new ‘character’ takes shape in the form of a 2014 Freightliner Argosy cab-over semi-truck – or at least it is based upon that.

This new cast member seems to carry a veil of mystery over it. It’s dark colouring and ominous look contributing to the mystery of what mind of robot it is bound to be.

Bay has previously revealed a Western Star Truck as the Optimus Prime character, so the new, dark addition will not take centre stage. Bay has also unveiled a 1967 Camaro SS – that will be the bumblebee character, a Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse, a C7 Corvette Stingray and Pagani Huayra sports car.

All of these previously revealed characters are all Autobots, so the general idea is that the ominous Freightliner is quite possibly a Decepticon. However, no confirmation has been made, so we will have to wait for the film to find out.

Gallery: The other Transformers 4 ‘cast members’ – Western Star, Camaro SS, Bugatti, Corvette & Pagani Huayra

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Transformers 4 is started filming las month already and Paramount Pictures are planning a release in almost exactly a year; 27 June 2014 to be precise.

We will keep an eye out for any on set photos for the next 12 months, to see where this deliciously dark character fits in.

The fourth installment of this popular series stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Nicola Peltz.

Source: Autoblog

Hennessey HPE600 Revealed (Video) 9
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Camaro SS, Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, Hennessey, Hennessey HPE600, Hennessey Performance on 03 9th, 2011

Hennessey Performance has unveiled their new Hennessey HPE600. This is a new tuning package for the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible. HPE600 is a model that appears virtually the same as that of Camaro SS. However, it features individually numbered plaque, special floor mats, and embroidered headrests in the interior.


The car has got a TVS2300 supercharger, high-flow fuel injectors, a cold air induction system, a recalibrated ECU as well as a sport exhaust system. It comes with a 6.2-liter V8. The engine churns out 602 hp (449 kW / 610 PS) and 605 lb-ft (819 Nm) of torque. This makes the auto capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. It offers speed of covering quarter mile in 12.0 seconds at 118 mph (190 km/h).

The Hennessey HPE600 comes with a price starting from $15,995 (€11,470).Customers can add a variety of options such as carbon fiber body kit, an adjustable KW coilover suspension, and 20-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport or Pirelli P-Zero tires as well.

Check out the video too.