Gearhead is a stock car on the outside, and an Autobot warrior engineered for fighting on the inside. It's hard to say which half of his nature he enjoys more. Upon his arrival on the planet Earth he entered the professional racing circuit. Obviously confident in the power source beneath his titanium-plated hood, he proudly informs his opponents that if they race him, they'll lose. Gearhead is always anxious for the checkered flag, yet his desire for combat with the Decepticons has not diminished. In fact, a call to arms will send him speeding to the battlefield at speeds even higher than those he reaches on the racetrack.
Italian name: Ariete
- Gearhead (Go-Bot, 1995)
- Part of the first assortment of Go-Bots, Gearhead transforms into a Ford Thunderbird stock car with through-axle tires, making him largely compatible with "Hot Wheels" and "Matchbox" playsets and tracks. He was also released in the second assortment, but the clear-plastics of his robot mode were replaced with opaque plastics using the same general colors (the clear-colorless plastic turned to opaque silver).
- The same mold was redecoed in Generation 2 for the Go-Bots version of Soundwave, and later for the Robots in Disguise Spy Changer W.A.R.S.. It was slated to be used for the Racing Rig pilot Greasepit, but this toy was ultimately never released.