If you were surprised by the fact that Sir Anthony Hopkins is starring in the latest Transformers sequel, prepare yourself for an even bigger shock – the next iteration of the Bumblebee Camaro…

The fifth installment of the toy based franchise called The Last Night will be released in the summer of 2017 and to get us all excited, director Michael Bay has tweeted an image of the revamped Chevrolet. But, if you’re old like us, you’ll be wondering why Bumblebee isn’t based on a Volkswagen Beetle, after all, the original cartoon featured the iconic Bug. However, due to all sorts of contractual obligations and General Motors sponsorship of the movies, a fifth-generation Camaro was used instead in the 2007 flick and tweaked versions of it in all subsequent sequels. It was such a hit with cinemagoers that an official Bumblebee Edition Camaro was built and now, if the muscle car was to be replaced by the little Beetle, there’d be mayhem. So, we’re stuck with the Camaro until Hollywood decides it’s time to reboot the series like they always do with everything, and from the looks of the newbie, a reboot starring the Bug can’t come soon enough.

Based on the sixth-generation Chevy and of course featuring the black-on-yellow paint scheme, it features a wildly aggressive aerodynamic kit with a deep front splitter (on a redesigned front clip with a modified lower intake), side-skirts, a pretty large rear wing and a unique set of wheels to round off the new look. We’re not sold on all those splitters, vents and spoilers and reckon the base model of the new car, which is lower and wider than the predecessor, would have worked just fine. Although we’re not exactly blown away by this one (we wish they’d stuck with that second-generation Camaro…), each Transformers film has featured several other GM cars and concepts and we’d rather keep an eye out for them...