While it’s yet to be confirmed that Ken Watanabe will return for Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight, we now know that his Autobot character Drift will definitely be back in style. In fact, it’ll be a different style altogether than the one he sported in Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. In that picture, the samurai-styled transforming robot appeared as a black-and-blue Bugatti Veyron; not only has his color scheme been traded in for a black-and-red version this time, but the car itself has changed over to a Mercedes-AMG GT-R.
The change is an interesting one considering that the Bugatti has a price tag around $2 million while the new Mercedes-AMG GT-S, the base model, starts at about $131,000; we’ll see how much the movie model runs once all the amped-up extras have been added. On a horsepower basis, the Bugatti has nearly twice the muscle at around 1,100 compared to the Mercedes’ 600hp. But as far as Transformers movies go, the automotive stats really don’t matter; it all comes down to how cool the cars look, how much fun Bay has in making them transform into their robot forms, and how many new toy models can be produced with each film.
Take a look at the new version of Drift’s car form, courtesy of Bay himself:
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) July 1, 2016
While Drift was introduced in the last film, fans might not remember that he was tasked with watching over the Yeager family once his senpai Optimus Prime headed off into space. Are you excited to see Drift and the other Autobots return? Let us know in the comments!
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- ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Introduces an Unlikely Hero
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