The Autobots and Deceptions may be able to produce an impressive amount of destruction in Michael Bay's Transformers movies, but in reality they're little more than a collection of computer-generated graphics.
But now a company in Turkey claims to have built a real-life Transformer.
Letvision recently released photos and video of a BMW 3-Series Coupe that turns into a robot, called Letrons. The company even plans to sell these things, according to Gizmodo. However, Letvision is light on details about how much one will cost, and when it will be available. Exactly what one does with a car that transforms into a robot is unclear, although it would make an epic birthday present for young Transformers fans with rich parents.
The Letrons isn't quite as dynamic as the robots in the Transformers movies, but it's not like the folks at Letrons have access to Cybertronian technology. It doesn't appear to be able to move around much in robot mode, and the transformation process is somewhat slow and awkward. The machine actually looks a lot like a life-size version of a Transformers toy. A video shows it driving around in vehicle mode, albeit very slowly.
Whether or not Letrons' real-life Transformers start invading streets, the cinematic Transformers will invade movie theaters once again next summer with the release of Transformers: The Last Knight. The movie will feature the usual crop of cars, including a sixth-generation Camaro as the Autobot Bumblebee, and an updated Mustang police car as the Deception Barricade. It will be released June 23, 2017.