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We just thought you might like to know that director Michael Bay has cast a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 in his upcoming Transformers movie, Transformers 4. This is good news.

Clearly, the Lambo is building quite a CV for itself. While its latest job could potentially entail being spectacularly disassembled with fire and noise on the set of a movie advertising shape-shifting toy cars, its cinematic debut came in no less a film than The Dark Knight Rises. There, it was stolen by Catwoman, and then repossessed by the Gotham Police Department. Pity.

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No word on what capacity the Lambo will be performing in Transformers 4, but hey, any movie with a car boasting 700bhp from a 6.5-litre V12 as one of the stars is probably worth paying attention to. Probably. We drove one across Italy last month to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary - in convoy with 349 other Lamborghinis - and, well, it was a fitting tribute to say the least.

Bull Run: 350 Lamborghinis roar through Italy

Oh, and it appears The World is quite enamoured with this Lamborghini too: the company announced that the 2,000th Aventador has rolled off the production line, headed for the garage of Thaddeus Arroyo, a ‘highly-ranked’ executive for AT&T. 2,000 in just two years; it took the Murcielago five years to hit this figure.

Elsewhere, Bay has also confirmed an Oshkosh Defence truck called ‘Hound’. Judging by the not-so-subtle robot face plastered on the side of the teaser pic, we’re guessing this one’s an Autobot. That’s a goodie.

Have a click through the rest of the gallery, where you’ll find a new, updated Optimus Prime based on a custom-built truck from Western Star, an old ‘67 Camaro SS (that’s Bumblebee) and the 1200bhp Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse…

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