Mercedes-AMG GT R Looks Sinister in Transformers 5

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The new Mercedes-AMG GT R will have a starring role in the upcoming Transformers 5 movie.

Director Michael Bay tweeted the above photo, alluding that the Mercedes-AMG GT R will take on the role of Drift, a good-guy Autobot that converted to bad-guy Decepticon. Filming for Transformers: The Last Knight started earlier this summer, and Bay previously unveiled the new Bumblebee, which is being played by the new Chevrolet Camaro.

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Other characters that have been confirmed include Hound, Crosshairs, Sqweeks and Barricade. Hound is an Autobot that transforms into an Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle, while Crosshairs is an Autobot that will transform into a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The Ford Mustang will also make a return with the role of Barricade and you can expect to see Sqweeks showing up as a Vespa.

The fifth Transformers movie is scheduled to arrive theaters June 23, 2017.

The samurai returns thanks to @MercedesAMG GT R. Looking good, Drift. #transformers @MercedesBenz

— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) July 1, 2016

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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