As realistic as Michael Bay Transformers movies are, nobody seriously believes that cars and trucks will ever turn sentient. That’s not stopping the father and son team of Ian and Simon Dawson, who announced they were launching Dawson Racing, a division of D3, and that they were teaming with toymaker Hasbro for the creation of the D3+ Transformers Racing Team for 2018. The team’s flagship vehicle, a 2018 Le Mans Prototype 2, was scheduled to make its first public appearance in September at the HASCON fan convention put on by Hasbro in Providence, Rhode Island, effectively branding their Transformers car alongside actual Transformers toys. “We could not have secured a better company than Hasbro to bring real family values to the sport at the highest level,” commented Ian Dawson. “Every kid out there is going to want to go the races to see the Transformers race cars and to be a part of the support programs we plan to create at each venue.” Left unanswered was whether his race car wants to save Earth, or destroy it.