CARS 2 debuts new trailer, releases real character specs

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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