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Cars 2 goes international – Click above for high-res image gallery

Disney has dropped the latest trailer for Cars 2, and along with the two-minute clip past the break, they've released a slew of new images that make a nice addition to our gallery of Cars 2 characters.

In the second installment of our favorite car-related, Pixar-animated feature, the crew from Radiator Springs goes global, racing in the World Grand Prix and getting caught up in an international espionage ring. Naturally, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) once again take center stage, and judging by the trailer, the Pixar people continue to one-up their own efforts.

Hit the jump to see the action and check out the new gallery of pics below.


  • CARS 2: (L-R) Finn McMissile, Mater, Lightning McQueen

  • CARS 2: Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson)

  • CARS 2: Holley Shiftwell (voice by Emily Mortimer)

  • CARS 2

  • CARS 2: Finn McMissile (voice by Michael Caine)

  • CARS 2: (L-R) Holley Shiftwell, Finn McMissile, Mater

  • CARS 2: Finn McMissile (voice by Michael Caine)

  • CARS 2: (L-R) Lightning McQueen, Mater, Luigi, Guido, Fillmore, Sarge

  • CARS 2: (L-R) Grem (voice by Joe Mantegna), Acer (voice by Peter Jacobson)

  • CARS 2: (L-R) Mater (voice by Larry the Cable Guy), Lightning McQueen (voice by Owen Wilson)

  • CARS 2: Mater (voice by Larry the Cable Guy)

  • CARS 2: Professor Z (voiced by Thomas Kretschmann)

  • CARS 2: Finn McMissile (voice by Michael Caine)


  • "CARS 2" Mater (voice by Larry The Cable Guy) ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

  • "CARS 2" Lightning McQueen (voice by Owen Wilson) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • Finn McMissile
  • Finn McMissile is a master British spy. Though charming and eloquent, it’s his stealth maneuvering, intelligence and years in the field that enable him to thwart unexpected attacks from bad guys, making quick daredevil escapes.. Finn’s design is sleek and timeless, but he’s also prepared for any tricky situation with an arsenal of ultra-cool gadgets and weaponry, including front and rear grappling hooks, a missile launcher, deployable magnetic explosives and a holographic disguise emitter. As a seasoned professional in the game of international espionage, Finn believes there is a conspiracy brewing during the World Grand Prix. His clandestine work surrounding the global exhibition race puts him on a collision course with Mater, whom he mistakes for an undercover American agent with a genius disguise.

  • Finn McMissile
  • Finn McMissile is a master British spy. Though charming and eloquent, it’s his stealth maneuvering, intelligence and years in the field that enable him to thwart unexpected attacks from bad guys, making quick daredevil escapes.. Finn’s design is sleek and timeless, but he’s also prepared for any tricky situation with an arsenal of ultra-cool gadgets and weaponry, including front and rear grappling hooks, a missile launcher, deployable magnetic explosives and a holographic disguise emitter. As a seasoned professional in the game of international espionage, Finn believes there is a conspiracy brewing during the World Grand Prix. His clandestine work surrounding the global exhibition race puts him on a collision course with Mater, whom he mistakes for an undercover American agent with a genius disguise.

  • Holley Shiftwell
  • Holley Shiftwell is a beautiful young British desk agent, turned spy-in-training who’s stationed in Tokyo. Well-educated and sharp, she knows every trick in the book—or rather, she relies on every trick in the spy manual. She’s armed with the latest state-of-the-art spy equipment imaginable, from hidden cameras and concealed weapons to a telescoping utility arm and a holographic pop-up display. Holley is a highly motivated agent, but is fresh out of the academy, so her experience is based on lessons learned in school rather than real-life situations. When seasoned international spy Finn McMissile requires Holley’s technical expertise for his latest top-secret field operation, she finds herself pursuing a rendezvous with the most unlikely candidate—Mater, an innocent caught up in the intrigue, who is mesmerized by the beauty of his newest friend.

  • Rod "Torque" Redline (voice of Bruce Campbell)
  • Rod "Torque" Redline is considered by many as the greatest American spy in the world. Recruited after the Cold War for both his brains and brawn, Torque is a tough-as-nails Detroit muscle car with a mastery of disguises. In his latest deep-cover operation, he obtained vital information about the plot to sabotage the World Grand Prix. So Rod plans a rendezvous with his British counterparts to share his discoveries at the World Grand Prix welcome reception in Tokyo, Japan. But with the bad guys hot on his tailpipe, Rod is forced to ditch the intel early and with the first party guest he sees – a rusty American tow truck named Mater.

  • CARS 2 Siddeley (voice by Jason Isaacs)

  • "CARS 2" Miles Axlerod (voice by Eddie Izzard) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • Professor Z
  • Professor Z, aka “The Professor” (voice of Thomas Kretschmann)

  • Grem
  • Grem is a dented, rusty orange AMC Gremlin. After years of being dismissed for his design, even being called a “lemon,” Grem has a big chip on his fender that has led him to the underworld of international espionage. As a henchman for a villainous boss Professor Z, Grem and his partner-in-crime Acer are trying to sabotage the World Grand Prix and the famous race cars competing in it. When Grem and Acer mistake Mater for an American agent with important top-secret information, the ruthless lemons set out on a round-the-globe chase to stop Mater from foiling their evil scheme.

  • Acer
  • Acer has always felt like an outcast in the car world. The beat-up green AMC Pacer joined forces with fellow “lemon” cars as henchmen for the devious Professor Z, whose clandestine mission is to wreak havoc at the highly visible World Grand Prix. Acer must hunt down the American and British secret agents who’ve stolen crucial information about Professor Z’s underhanded plot—his primary target just happens to be Mater, who’s been mistaken for a spy. Acer tries very hard to be a tough guy, but he’s over-eager compared to his no-nonsense accomplice Grem.

  • Francesco Bernoulli
  • Francesco Bernoulli grew up in the shadow of the famous Monza race course in Italy where he and his friends would sneak onto the track and race the famous Pista di Alta Velocita bank turn. He was an instant winner on the amateur circuit and soon became an international Formula Racer champion. The ladies love Francesco’s open wheels, youngsters look up to his winning spirit and fellow racers envy his speed. But Francesco’s biggest fan is Francesco himself, as evidenced by his racing number. As the most famous race car in Europe, #1 Francesco is a favorite to win the World Grand Prix, which also makes him McQueen’s chief rival.

  • Shu Todoroki
  • Shu Todoroki is a Le Motor Prototype racer representing Japan and bearing #7 in the World Grand Prix. Shu was raised at the base of the active Mount Asama volcano in Japan, and soon became a champion on the Suzuka Circuit. His sleek design sports a fiery red Ka-Riu dragon, which Shu borrowed from Japanese legend because he relates to the small, yet fierce nature of the dragon. His team legacy is filled with victories – his coach, a Mazda, was the only Japanese car to ever win at Le Mans – and Shu hopes to prove his champion-level racing on the international stage of the World Grand Prix.

  • "CARS 2" Nigel Gearsley �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • Raoul ÇaRoule
  • Known as the “World’s Greatest Rally Car,” #6 Raoul ÇaRoule was born in Alsace, France. A restless soul, Raoul joined the famous ‘Cirque du Voiture’ French circus where he learned Gymkhana – a graceful, drift-filled motorsport that taught him pinpoint timing and an unparalleled ability to navigate tricky courses with ease. He’s the first car to ever win nine consecutive rallies. Raoul is confident he can use his rally experience to pull ahead of his fellow World Grand Prix racers during the three courses’ touchy dirt sections, especially with his fans in the stands waving banners that read: “ÇaRoule Ca-Rules!

  • Carla Veloso
  • World Grand Prix contender Carla Veloso hails from Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The sweet but powerful Latin diva can dance the night away at “Car-nival,” but spends most of her time on the racetrack. After setting a new track record at the local Interlagos circuit, she was drafted to join the 24-hour endurance racing team in Europe, where she posted a consistent series of podium finishes. In the World Grand Prix, the proud Brazilian Le Motor Prototype racer is the only female in the field, and Carla is ready to prove to the world that #8 is there to win for her home country.

  • Tomber
  • Tomber (voice ofMichel Michelis)is a dubious little French car with an unusual, and very unstable, three-wheeled design that befits the meaning of his name - to fall. By trade he deals car parts from a stall in a Parisian market - though his questionable merchandise sources have led to his reluctant acquaintance with British secret agent Finn McMissile.

  • Rip Clutchgoneski
  • The former European colony and newly independent Republic of New Rearendia is desperate to put their name on the map – the #10 open-wheeled racer Rip Clutchgoneski is their best bet. After putting together a remarkable string of qualifying races, Rip’s entry into the World Grand Prix is clearly the Cinderella story of the competition. Though Rip credits luck for his chance on the international stage, it’s really skill and exuberance that brought the proud New Rearendian racer to the starting line.

  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Lewis Hamilton (voiced by Lewis Hamilton), the famously sleek and seriously fast #2 Grand Touring Sports champion, has been a determined and winning racer for nearly his entire young life. Like all youngster cars, Lewis spent his childhood going to school, taking karate lessons and winning the British Karting Championship by the age of 10. Today, the celebrated native Brit continues to bring an exceptional work ethic and soft-spoken confidence to the race course where his extraordinary achievements speak for themselves via a spotless track record on the junior and professional circuits. With his striking metallic black and yellow paint scheme, Lewis will represent Great Britain at the World Grand Prix. His car also carries the flag of Grenada, home to his family who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s. His unrivaled technical skills, natural speed ability and cool, karate-inspired attitude make him a powerful contender too.

  • Jeff Gorvette (voice of Jeff Gordon)
  • Jeff Gorvette is one of the greatest American racecars alive today. Donning the stars and stripes of his country’s flag, the #24 Corvette C6.R has proven his ability to succeed on the big ovals and the road courses of the Grand Touring Sports circuits. Having moved from his hometown of Vallejo, California to Indiana to be closer to the racing world, Gorvette’s ability to accelerate at such a young age has turned hoods wherever he competes. His championships and number of victories are unmatched, making him a respected competitor—and legitimate threat—at the World Grand Prix.

  • Miguel Camino
  • Spain’s most renowned, admired and captivating car is Pamplona’s Miguel Camino. He first caught his home country’s attention by participating in the infamous Running of the Bulldozers. His flair, style and speed as a toreador in the dozer ring has inspired a generation of young bulldozer fighters, and soon that same speed and verve turned headlights of fans and competitors alike on the Grand Touring Sport racing circuit. Bearing the #5 and the fiery colors of the Spanish flag, Miguel Camino is hoping to race his way into more hearts at the World Grand Prix.

  • Max Schnell
  • Max Schnell started as a humble production sedan from Stuttgart, Germany. An avid amateur racer, Max would practice alone in the back roads of the dense Black Forest—a trek that eventually caught the eye of a racing team owner. Soon Max was on a professional circuit, bearing the #4, and as his horsepower increased, he converted himself to carbon fiber, dropping his weight and getting into prime racing shape. He’s won more races at Motorheimring than any other World Torque Champion League car in history. A naturally brilliant engineer, he used logic and analytics to refine his build, and plans to approach the World Grand Prix in the same perfectly calculated manner.

  • Darrell Cartrip (voice of Darrell Waltrip)
  • Darrell Cartrip is a legendary multi-Piston Cup champion turned beloved racing announcer. The Kentucky-born #17 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is known for his wild color commentary, delighting Piston Cup fans with his humor, charisma and signature catch phrases—"Boogity, Boogity, Boogity! Let's go racin' boys!" He’s spent years on the track, in the pits and in the grease, and he’ll tell you all about it. This American Southern gentleman knows what it takes to win, and plans to bring that fervent expertise to calling the World Grand Prix.

  • David Hobbscap
  • As a handsome forest green 1963 Jaguar Coombs Lightweight E-Type, David Hobbscap (voice of David Hobbs), originally from Royal Leamington Spa, England, is a worldwide racing luminary. His 30-year career in professional racing spans the globe and all types of motorsports. Now David shares that priceless knowledge as an announcer, where he’s also well known for providing comic relief during race broadcasts. A former champion with 20 starts at 24 Hours of Le Mans, his storytelling comes from personal experience. Anything but your ordinary television sportscaster, David can’t wait to enlighten and entertain the World Grand Prix audiences.

  • Uncle Topolino
  • In the small village of Santa Ruotina, near Porto Corsa, Italy, Luigi’s favorite uncle, Uncle Topolino, resides with his beloved wife, Mama Topolino. Uncle Topolino is the owner of the village’s tire shop, where he taught Luigi and Guido everything they know, though Uncle Topolino is full of sage advice about more than just tires.

  • Mama Topolino
  • To all who know her, Luigi’s aunt, Mama Topolino, is a masterful cook with the best fuel in the village of Santa Ruotina, near Porto Corsa, Italy. Though she has a loving, but fiery relationship with her husband, Uncle Topolino, she shows her love and generosity for both family and friends by feeding everyone her renowned delizioso fuel.

  • Zen Master
  • A master in the art of sculpting the serene zen rock garden at the Tokyo museum, Zen Master wears his old woven reed hat and uses his antique wood rake to create mesmerizing patterns in the garden’s sand.

  • Okuni
  • Okuni is a micro car Kabuki dancer who dons the traditional white-painted face and an exquisite colorful kimono for her performances at the Kabuki theater in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Pinion Tanaka
  • Pinion Tanaka is a gold-painted micro van and a professional Sumo wrestler from Tokyo, Japan, who’s always a menacing sight in the ring in his signature teal mawashi.

  • Kingpin Nobunaga
  • As a professional Sumo wrestler at an arena in Tokyo, Japan, Kingpin Nobunaga is a gold-painted micro van who fights his fiercest matches when he’s wearing his lucky purple mawashi.

  • Prince Wheeliam
  • Prince Wheeliam of England is an avid racing fan. He can’t believe his luck that the final race of the one-of-a-kind World Grand Prix is happening on the streets of London. Though he must remain impartial when by his grandmother the Queen’s side, he is privately rooting for his fellow Brits Lewis Hamilton and Nigel Gearsley to cross the finish line first.

  • The Queen
  • With the final stage of the World Grand Prix racing through the historic streets of London, England, the Queen (voice of Vanessa Redgrave) is quietly elated she was invited to preside over the finish line by Sir Miles Axlerod. Painted in shades of the most royal blues and never without her jeweled crown, the Queen is the definition of decorum and regality, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy a bit of first-rate competition!

  • Topper Deckinton III
  • Topper Deckington III is a classic British double-decker bus in a vivid shade of red who relishes in his daily Killswitch route through London’s famous bustling Petroldilly Circus.

  • Chauncy Fares
  • No one knows the sites, streets or shortcuts of London better than the jovial Chauncy Fares, a quintessential London black cab.

  • Sgt. Highgear
  • Sgt. Highgear is a member of the regiment assigned to London’s landmark Buckingham Palace. With a recognizable tall bearskin cap atop his scarlet body, he stands guard at his sentry box with pride and conviction.

  • "CARS 2" (L-R) Fillmore (voice by Lloyd Sherr), Guido (voice by Guido Quaroni), Luigi (voice by Tony Shalhoub), Mater (voice by Larry The Cable Guy)
  • "CARS 2" Sally (voice by Bonnie Hunt) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Mack (voice by John Ratzenberger) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Sheriff (voice by Michael Wallis) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Sarge (voice by Paul Dooley) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Fillmore (voice by Lloyd Sherr) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" (L-R) Luigi (voice by Tony Shalhoub), Guido (voice by Guido Quaroni) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Luigi (voice by Tony Shalhoub) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Guido (voice by Guido Quaroni) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Ramone (voice by Cheech Marin) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Flo (voice by Jenifer Lewis) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" Lizzie (voice by Katherine Helmond) �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
  • "CARS 2" John Lassetire �Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

[Source: Pixar]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      wonder if jezza will be in the british variant?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Only if he's able to say "Where's my hammer?"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fillmore's gonna be in the movie? What're they gonna do without Carlin? :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL, I spy the Opel minivan from their ads when the first Cars came out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I never thought I'd see a kids' movie use a big explosion as eye candy.

        • 4 Years Ago
        That what does not kill me makes me all like "Whoa!!! That was close!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        you will be surprised how many Cars cinema goers are "kids" .
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm hoping that the Reliant Robin ends up being a Top Gear tribute and is always rolling over.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will I see CARS this summer... Is the Popemobile catholic?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Do I spy a BMW 507?! Even if it isn't, I am SO glad that I actually saw one one day. Sent a chill down my spine, jizz in my pants; what more could I possibly ask for?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fast Five and THIS all in one summer. It's gonna be sweet!

      What a great summer to be a car enthusiast, I can't wait!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks like they a mash up of Incredibles, Cars, some of Toy Story and actually.... all the 'cool' elements from the FnF movies to the point they're spoofing that franchise (which would be typical of Pixar!).

        Even the sfx sounds sound like they were pulled from FF4... or even Transformers. Looks like the trailer easily pulls the general public in, now hopefully the story is better than Cars 1.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've just shown the kids the trailer, bad move, all I've had all morning is "Dad when can we see it"!

        to be honest I can't wait either!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Betcha the C6.R is named Jake
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh man I hope so! I would have to give credit to Pixar for that!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Look at the bridge the two Citroëns are on. It's a suspension bridge using leaf springs. Brilliant.
        • 4 Years Ago
        When is that shown? I watched the video a couple times and couldn't spot it. Clever though.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There are many other car parts hidden in this image. Brilliant indeed!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This will be my son's first movie at the theatre. It will be awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not that I won't see this. Pixar rules. I just wish they had done Incredibles 2 first. That's my fav:)
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