Sports-car fans who fantasize about being an Autobot can now make their dual fantasy a reality -- with the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers special edition.
Essentially, the car turns the character Bumblebee from the movie into a road-going option package for an extra $995. Just as on the silver screen, the Camaro is yellow with a black rally stripes on the hood, and is available on the LT or SS models, with the RS appearance package an additional option.
The Transformers edition also includes Autobot shields (Autobots are the good guys in the movie) on the side panels and the center caps of the wheels, as well as an embroidered shield on the center console. The Transformers logo shows up on the sill plates and hood stripes.
General Motors announced the package today in San Diego. Its available for order now through dealerships.
The Camaro has been a rare bright spot in U.S. sales for GM, which emerged from 39 days of Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 10. In June, the Camaro beat Ford Motor Co.'s restyled Mustang, 9,320 to 7,362. It was the Camaro's first victory over the Mustang since November 1993.
GM said it had a six-day supply of Camaros at the end of June.
The Camaro appeared in the 2007 Transformers movie, when the car was still in concept form, and returned for an encore performance in this summers flick. The Bumblebee Camaro also was shown at the Chicago auto show.
When the first Transformers movie was setting box-office records, we had countless customers asking to purchase the Bumblebee Camaro, Karen Rafferty, Chevrolet product marketing director, said in a statement.
The basic Camaro specs remain. The base car comes with a 304-hp V6 and a manual or automatic transmission. The 400-hp V8 is paired with an automatic, and the top-shelf 426-hp version comes with a manual or automatic.