Filed under: Random | Tags: 280zx, Celica, Datsun, Fairlady, JDM, Mazda, Nissan, RX7, Supra, Toyota, Transformers
Just close your eyes and imagine pounding the pavement in your Kyusha Kai approved ride on a gorgeous day with Megan Fox sitting shotgun. All of a sudden… Traffic… For as far as the eye can see. *Transforming sounds* Before you know it, you’re sitting on the shoulder of a giant robot, who’s smashing his way through the rows of cars!!!
“Robots in disguise” may conjure images of the new Camaro or a giant blue and red Peterbilt semi truck. I personally love the Transformers live action movies. On the flipside, a lot of people feel it’s a three hour commercial for the Big Three (Chrysler, Ford and GM) as well as the Air Force. Bad ass cars (although I still can’t believe they destroyed the Audi R8 in the first 10 minutes of Revenge of the Fallen), awesome explosions and of course, Ms. Fox.
For others, the term “Robots in disguise” may take them down memory lane. Waking up early on Saturday mornings to catch the cartoon, flipping through a comic book or playing with transforming toys. What most people don’t know, is that the creator of the Japanese version of Transformers had a serious fetish for some sweet 80’s JDM metal.
Downshift – Toyota MA61 Celica Supra, Camshaft – Mazda SA22 RX7, (Overdrive – Ferrari 512)
Getaway – Mazda FC RX7
Prowl – Nissan Fairlady/Datsun 280ZX
Smokescreen and Silverstreak – Nissan Fairladies/Datsun 280ZX’s
Streetwise – Nissan Fairlady/300ZX
Trailbreaker – Toyota Hilux
Skids – Honda City Turbo
Other notables include:
Ironhide – Nissan C20 Vanette (Utility van)
Hound – Mitsubishi J59 (Jeep looking thing)
Grapple – Mitsubishi Fuso Crane Truck (Cherry picker truck)
Hoist – Toyota Hilux Tow Truck
Bumper – Mazda Familia 1500XG
I want to see a Lexus LFA, Toyota 2000GT and Pagani Zonda in the next Transformers movie!
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