So that Movie Hot Rod eh?!?!?! It sure is a movie design!
Here’s my go. First two images are just me taking the car and just making up my own bot mode [one in movie colors, the other in more geewunny colors]. Third image is my take on making the movie design just a little more Hot Rod-y by adding/tweaking some things [like the head and giving him some wings!]
The *real* design, as is, is pretty generic. He reminds me of Lockdown’s movie design, which was just a big generic looking mechanical dude. Needed more kibble. Needed more interesting proportions. [and for the love of god, please move on from the ‘front of car = chest’ transformation/design scheme]. Needed to be more interesting period. Ah well!