A new addition to the film cast, the Sideswipe in the old cartoon was a reckless but tough jockbot who transformed into a Lamborghini. This time he’s a silver Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Concept, and in robot form he has massive blades on both arms. Still likes the fighting, then.
The name Jolt’s been used a few times in the vast Transformers cannon (most recently as a Decepticon toy tied into the last film) but this last-minute addition is a totally new character who takes the form of Chevrolet’s hybrid car, the Volt.
If Jeremy Clarkson were writing this he’d say, ‘So presumably he’ll go half as fast as all the other Autobots and run out of power on the 70 minute mark,’ but we think it’s very forward thinking.