The Centennial concept plays the character
Sideswipe in the movie Transformers:
Revenge of the Fallen
The Chevrolet Corvette Centennial concept which was revealed
at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show is a futuristic design which
will feature in the movie Transformers: Revenge of the
Fallen. The Centennial concept will play the role of Sideswipe,
a skating robot with wheels for feet.
While the role of the concept in the movie is designed
to draw attention to the Chevrolet brand, the styling
of the concept could also be seen as a possible design
direction for the next generation C7 Corvette. Although
any production design would be radically toned down and
very different from the Centennial concept.
The styling of the Corvette Centennial concept - which
is also designed to celebrate GM's 100 year anniversary
- was influenced by Corvettes of the past, specifically
the Corvette Stingray model with the split rear window.