Transformers 4 is shaping up to be a car lover’s dream. Director Michael Bay has just announced that a Pagani Huayra Italian supercar will appear in the next installment of the action packed franchise.
The Pain & Gain director could barely contain himself on Monday, writing on his personal blog: “Considered a masterpiece of design and engineering, this fierce, 2013 blood red Pagani Huayra, is named after an ancient Andean God of Wind.”
The car’s blood red finish is a brand new color, which appears to be exclusively made for the film. Based on its intense look, it’s likely that the Huayra will portray a Decepticon in Transformers 4. That being said, Bay has been mum on which of the announced vehicles will be Autobots and which will portray Decepticons.
Dubbed the “Hypercar of the Year” 2012 by Top Gear Magazine, the Pagani Huayra is a mid-engined sports car manufactured by Italian automaker Pagani. Equipped with a twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG V-12 engine capable of producing 720 bhp and 740 lb-ft of torque. The Huayra has a 0-60 mph time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 230 mph.
Transformer 4’s impressive vehicle inventory also includes a Chevrolet Sonic RS rally car, a Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse, a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, an Oshkosh Defense military truck, a custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star, a classic 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS, and a race-inspired C7 Corvette Stingray, based on the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet Corvette production car.
The untitled Transformers sequel began shooting last month and is set to premiere on June 27, 2014. Plot details are limited, but Bay has divulged that the movie will be set four years after the happenings of Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. That being said, none of the human characters from Transformers 3 are set to appear in the forthcoming installment.
Transformers 4 stars Mark Wahlberg as Flynn Vincent and co-stars Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), T.J. Miller (The Goodwin Games), and Kelsey Grammer (Boss). The film marks the second time Bay and Wahlberg have worked together. Wahlberg recently starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in Bay’s crime comedy Pain & Gain, which tells the story of three bodybuilders that become entangled in an extortion and kidnapping ring in Florida.