• Feb 3, 2011
Grem from Cars 2 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Disney and Pixar have given us a closer look at some of the stars of the upcoming flick, Cars 2. Mater, Lightning McQueen, Sally and the rest of the crew from the first film will be joined by a host of new faces this time around. Those will include Shu Todoruki, a Le Mans prototype race that hails from Japan, Raoul CaRoule, a WRC racer, Carla Veloso and others. As we've seen from the movie's trailers, a duo of crime fighters will help McQueen and Mater as they work to fight off a pair of sinister evildoers.

Those bad guys officially have a name now, too. Grem, a crusty looking Gremlin and Acer, a similarly dilapidated Pacer (Are all AMC's bad guys? Certainly not the Eagle!) are both out to cause havoc in the best way possible. Fortunately for our heroes, Holley Shiftwell and Finn McMissile are both there to lend a hand, er, tire.

Cars 2 centers around an international plot to disrupt the World Grand Prix, and it's up to McQueen and Mater to save the day. Hit the jump to check out a heap of videos of the newest characters, and scroll through the gallery for an image and detailed description of each character.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Well it was AMC's or risk some really nasty court fights with non-defunct brands. Chrysler surely doesn't have the money or will or even need to defend the AMC name. Plus, they do fit the roles.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What? The Mazda 787B won Le Mans in 91 and the Toyota GT-One (which I think it's based on) came pretty damn close.
      obi136
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shu Todoruki is a Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans Racer
      Raoul CaRoule is a Citroen C4 Rally Car that took Gymkhana lessons from Ken Block. These are the cars I know so far. There's also Corvette C6R I saw in trailer. I don't know who he is yet.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @obi136
        Jeff Gorvette! I am assuming voiced by Jeff Gordon, playing a C6R.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Acer should have been a Luxgen.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxgen
        • 3 Years Ago
        Except for the fact that the majority of people that are going to watch this movie won't know what a Luxgen is.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The rally rims on Raoul look great.

      I like the use of "Holley" as a name.

      Carla doesn't look like any car that makes sense.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Are all AMC's bad guys? Certainly not the Eagle!"

      No they are certainly not, but I can say from personal experience my '69 Rebel SST was pure evil...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love Cars! Cannot wait! =))))))))))))))))))))))))))
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm so happy to see the former AMC getting some love! OF course the Hudson was featured in the first movie, a marque that was folded into AMC in the mid fifties.I'm a big Nash/AMC fan and have been posting scans of old dealer brochures for quite a while, including the Pacer and Gremlin:
      http://artandcolour.blogspot.com/search/label/AMC

      I'm looking forward to seeing this sequel. There were so many details in the first one that took 2-3 of viewings to pick out.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's somewhat sad the only new American cars in the movie are beaters.

        I do like the Pacer, but still.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Love me some AMCs. :-) Used to own a Javelin and always wanted a Grimmie.

        Funny thing is: if someone made a Pacer today no one would even give it a second glance. Back then it was way out there.
      • 3 Years Ago
      o.0! Mazda 787 Carified oh please let this become reality. This will make sense if you read the captions of the photo's.
        • 3 Years Ago
        He needs the Renown paint job tough.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I am more concerned for 2 year old boys everywhere. They will not be stopped from wanting the toys.
        Larry
        • 3 Years Ago
        Love that orange two-door Murano.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holly's last name should have been something referencing Carburetors.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anybody seen Lightnings new look yet? Hes starting to look more like a GT1/GT3 then a stock car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My girlfriend's 12 year old son can't wait to see this movie so I'm sure he will know just as much about the characters as I will before it comes out. I liked the first Cars movie also so we will all be attending it together.
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