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Transformers: Peterbilt Replaced

Filming of the movie Transformers 4 has begun with an all new upgraded vehicle lineup.

Formerly portrayed as a Peterbilt, the lead character Optimus Prime is now a custom Western Star Truck.  The leading protagonist appears to be a brand new 2014 grey and black Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner.

A recent behind the scenes footage has surfaced featuring the new Western Star Optimus Prime driving through a barrage of explosions.  It was taken on M-52 south of Adrian, Michigan, and you can watch it below.

However the very best “upgrade” might be the fact that Mark Wahlberg is replacing Shia Labeouf…

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