You may also be interested to know that Bay was given exclusive access to GM’s design studio to handpick new cars for the film. GM Vice President of Global Design Ed Wellburn gives an interesting tidbit about how Trax and Beat will somehow “work together in some way”, whatever that means. Maybe one of you can decipher what he means.
Some models, like the Beat and Trax, which will appear as the Autobots Skids and Mudflap for “Revenge of the Fallen,” even affected how the characters functioned.
“That day that he visited us and walked the halls of the studios, the movie developed and in some ways changed,” he revealed. “[Bay] was inspired by things like the two small cars that maybe could work together in some way. That’s all I can say right now.”