Cars 2 trailer – Click above to watch the video after the break

We've got a feeling that you've been dying to know exactly what Lightning McQueen is packing under his hood. Pixar has been kind enough to release specifications on some of the heavy hitters of the upcoming Cars 2, including our hero protagonist. As it turns out, McQueen boasts 750 horsepower from a V8 engine, which is good enough to get him to 60 miles per hour in around 3.2 seconds on his way to a top speed of 200 mph. Those figures would be good enough to make him the quickest machine in the World Grand Prix were it not for Francesco Bernoulli.

The Italian F1 racer also rocks 750 ponies, but can do the 0-60 mph dance in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 220 mph. From the sound of things, it's going to take some seriously fancy footwork for McQueen to take the checkered flag.

Pixar has released a third trailer that shows off a few more scenes from the movie. It looks like Mater will have a more prominent role in Cars 2 than in the first feature, as you'll see from the video pasted after the break. You can also check out the specs on the rest of the competitors in the World Grand Prix as well.

While we're on the Cars 2 kick, cruise over to Lego to see a seriously awesome play set. Is it too soon to start our holiday wish list?



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Lightning McQueen
Hometown: Radiator Springs, Carburetor County
Top speed: 200 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.2 seconds
Engine type: V-8
Horsepower: 750

Francesco Bernoulli
Hometown: Porto Corsa, Italy
Top speed: 220 mph
Zero-60 mph: 2.5 seconds
Engine type: 2.4-liter V-8, 18,500 rpm redline
Horsepower: 750

Carla Veloso
Hometown: Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Top speed: 206 mph
Zero-60 mph: 2.8 seconds
Engine type: twin turbo 5.5-liter diesel V-12
Horsepower: 725

Raoul Çaroule
Hometown: Alsace, France
Top speed: 124.3 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
Engine type: 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 300, all-wheel drive

Nigel Gearsley
Hometown: Warwickshire, England
Make/Model: 2009 Aston Martin DB9R
Top speed: 180 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.4 seconds
Engine type: 6.0-liter V-12
Horsepower: 600

Jeff Gorvette
Hometown: Vallejo, California
Make/Model: 2009 Corvette C6.R
Top speed: 200 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.6 seconds
Engine type: 7.0-liter LS7.R V-8
Horsepower: 590

Max Schnell
Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany
Top speed: 160 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.8 seconds
Engine type: 4.0-liter V-8
Horsepower: 470

Lewis Hamilton
Hometown: Hertsfordshire, England
Top speed: 190 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.4 seconds
Engine type: DOHC V-8
Horsepower: 575

Miguel Camino
Hometown: Pamplona, Spain
Top speed: 200 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.6 seconds
Engine type: DOHC V-8
Horsepower: 570

Shu Todoroki
Hometown: Mount Asama, Japan
Top speed: 203 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.0 seconds
Engine type: 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V-12
Horsepower: 700

Rip Clutchgoneski
Hometown: Wheeli, New Rearendia
Top speed: 199 mph
Zero-60 mph: 3.1 seconds
Engine type: 3.5-liter DOHC V-8
Horsepower: 650


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      LifeLongCarGuy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks better than the first, which I watch a few times. Can't wait to pretend to be "just taking my kid to go see a kid movie".
      MotorworldHype
      • 3 Years Ago
      This movie is going to be so awesome!
      Swede
      • 3 Years Ago
      That thing against a formula and prototypes? Please.
      POV
      • 3 Years Ago
      That trailer was way too busy. I could barely follow what was going on (or it could be my hang over). Still, looks like the usual high quality stuff from Pixar.
      N
      • 3 Years Ago
      We get it Autoblog, Disney is paying you to advertise Cars 2. It's getting a little long in the tooth.
        Drew510
        • 3 Years Ago
        @N
        Better this than something from Hennessey.
        bobmarley
        • 3 Years Ago
        @N
        seems true...theres about one Cars 2 post a week
        zee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @N
        yeah its definately a bit excessive. slow news day or something, i doubt anyone visiting the site is this excited for a childs cartoon.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Rick
        • 3 Years Ago
        Knowing it's a KIDS CARTOON movie...FTFY
        gtv4rudy
        • 3 Years Ago
        Oh yea, Nascar Mcqueen will win the first World Grand Prix, what else. The movie is made in America. But I can't wait to see it.
      Ravo
      • 3 Years Ago
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      david opanga
      • 3 Years Ago
      just one word.... geterrrdoneee.!!!!
      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im very excited about this movie.
      WatchF1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is that John Turturo as the Italian F1 car? That's hilarious. I can't wait to see it.
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