OK, so I just saw the movie a few hours ago. Drift is very, ummmm... unexplained. So...he is a Japanese Samurai, who is neither Japanese, nor is he an actual Samurai (literally). He is the only Bay movie TF who has a traditional Samurai mask for a face... But it isnt a "mask" as it IS his face, the lips and cheeks and other parts move. Why? All the other TF's have the weird, Bay, Bionicle-faces that look like they went through a meat grinder. It's cool, don't misunderstand me...it is just even more strange to me than all the other choices Bay has made for faces. Also, in the beginning we see him transform into a cool looking chopper and fly towards Optimus. Next time we see him (I'm pretty sure) he turns into the Bugatti sports car. Both are really cool modes, but NEITHER is explained why he has them or why or how he changes from a helicopter to a car. Is he a triple changer but that was never fully fleshed out? Was he originally going to be Springer? but then his colors and name and appearance changed?