Blowpipe just loves to tinker with himself. Fascinated by Earth technology, he and Ratchet spend a lot of time incorporating high-performance racing machinery into his systems. This relentless self-modification has resulted in a robot that's far stronger and faster than he appears at first glance. He's particularly eager to test his nitro-boosted speed against the Decepticon messenger Sideways.
Although he was never seen in any of the films, Blowpipe had an action figure of him released, which was a repaint of Salvage.