Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550

Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 2:42am CST

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Internet auto magazine Eurotuner has posted an article detailing the modifications it took to transform a stock Mercedes-Benz E550 into the Autobot they refer to as "Q" for Transformers: DOTM. According to the article director Michael Bay enlisted the help of Claus Ettensberger of CEC to fine tune the design. CEC is known for their accessories, customizing, and tuning of luxury automobiles.

The modifications include:

    A new custom blue paint job (chosen by Bay)

    A custom aerodynamic kit

    A new custom exhaust system

    Replacement CEC C725 forged wheels

Here are a couple of images of the impressive results.

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Credit(s): Eurotuner.com


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Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187400)
Posted by mattyc1007 on February 26th, 2011 @ 6:17am CST
As a Benz fan boy, EW!
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187435)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on February 26th, 2011 @ 8:38am CST
I bet this is going to be Wheeljack.
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187443)
Posted by Red 50 on February 26th, 2011 @ 8:57am CST
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:I bet this is going to be Wheeljack.


Why not Perceptor? Or HighBrow?
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187513)
Posted by T-Macksimus on February 26th, 2011 @ 11:49am CST
Red 50 wrote:
BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:I bet this is going to be Wheeljack.


Why not Perceptor? Or HighBrow?


Probably more accurate to say that this MIGHT be a close approximation to the G1 role that was defined by the character of Wheeljack. This is my hope anyway but there is absolutely no evidence yet to support ANY kind of connection between this "Q" and the James Bond "Q". Hell, Star Trek: TNG had a "Q" for that fact.
It would be cool to see a character loosely based on a mix of the Bond Q and Wheeljack and it would be beyond Epic to have it voiced by John Cleese. Not a rats chance ANY of it would ever happen but fun to ponder on the idea.

With our luck, the Q moniker for this character was just a fun 'placeholder' until they made a final determination of what its real name would be so I most certainly would not read anything special into this. We already know that there is absolutely zero relation to anything G1 outside of the recycling of some of the names as far as the movies go. Most of the connections made are what fans are forcing themselves to see or read into stuff that doesn't really exist anyways.
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187537)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on February 26th, 2011 @ 12:33pm CST
T-Macksimus wrote: With our luck, the Q moniker for this character was just a fun 'placeholder' until they made a final determination of what its real name would be so I most certainly would not read anything special into this. We already know that there is absolutely zero relation to anything G1 outside of the recycling of some of the names as far as the movies go.


Maybe... Just maybe... Because this is not G1! :wink:
T-Macksimus wrote:Most of the connections made are what fans are forcing themselves to see or read into stuff that doesn't really exist anyways.


Thats not really fair. Because someone see's referances that you don't, or you just don't agree with doesn't mean there aren't nessasarly there. And even if a few conections are far stretched, so what? If it lets some people sleep better at night than let them have there fun.

Anyhow, i like the Benz. Very clean and classy. Funny though we haven't seen any toys of the Benz as of yet. Wondering if there was some sort of licencing problem (simular to Audi in ROTF) or he'll just be part of the second wave.
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187545)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on February 26th, 2011 @ 12:49pm CST
Niiiiiiice!!!

No idea if this is any other character as in Q being a secret alias, or if this is a new character
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187609)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on February 26th, 2011 @ 3:39pm CST
I like the fact that a 'German' character (and 'Italian', including the Ferrari) is on the hero-side in a Hollywood film for once! Haha

Anyway, regarding the moniker 'Q', I'm willing to bet that his name will be something else and he will be nicknamed 'Q'...Most likely by the humans/NEST if he provides the 'Mech-Tech' upgrades and such, of course referencing Bond. (It'd be amazing if this theory was proven true! I think it's fairly logical, anyway!)

(It's a bit like Brawl, really...I still see it as; he called himself 'Devastator' because he prefers it! My belief and I'm sticking with it!)
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187650)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 26th, 2011 @ 5:07pm CST
How much you wanna bet that it's gonna end up being that old geezer with the bald head and the crazy google-eyes (Wheeljack?)? :???:
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1187811)
Posted by im ruined on February 26th, 2011 @ 11:26pm CST
BLUR!
Re: Transforming a Mercedes-Benz E550 (1189560)
Posted by DJLazer on March 2nd, 2011 @ 6:31pm CST
wheeljack vehicle mode is sick! :APPLAUSE:

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