The Complete ‘Cars 2′ (New) Character Guide

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 7th, 2012 at 4:15 pm, This is a list post.

The Complete 'Cars 2' (New) Character Guide

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Like combining peanut butter and chocolate, Disney and America's love of cars came crashing together this past summer as both worlds collided in Cars 2. This time around the young racer Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) leaves the confines of Radiator Springs and heads out on a worldwide adventure as he competes in the World Grand Prix. The three-part race takes place in Japan, Italy and England and introduces the audience to a slew of new characters from each country. However, in true Disney/Pixar fashion, none of these new characters come across as "cookie-cutter" as each of them have their own unique style and personality. The World Grand Prix is full of interesting new characters from slick European race cars to NASCAR-inspired muscle cars, while each country gets its own cast of unique and interesting support characters. The World Grand Prix isn't the only thing of interest in Cars 2, as the lovable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) is handed a piece of valuable intelligence by the American spy Rod "Torque" Redline (Bruce Campbell), which thrusts him into a world filled with spies and villains. On the following pages you will find pictures and descriptions of each of the new Cars 2 characters divided into categories. Enjoy them all then let us know in the comments who your favorite new character is.

The Spies - Finn McMissle

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Finn MicMissile 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

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Holley Shiftwell Holley Shiftwell is a beautiful young British desk agent, turned rookie field spy 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.

Siddeley

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Siddeley Siddeley is a state-of-the-art British twin-engine spy jet. At 246 feet from nose to tail and an impressive 198-foot wingspan, the super sleek silver-bodied Siddeley streaks through international skies at record-breaking mach 1 speeds. Outfitted with all the latest in high-tech spy equipment, including cloaking technology, defensive weaponry and afterburners, Siddeley is Finn’s steadfast partner-in-fighting-crime around the globe.

Rod 'Torque' Redline

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Rod "Torque" Redline 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. Next: The World Grand Prix Racers...

World Grand Prix Racers - Carla Veloso

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Raoul CaRoule

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Raoul CaRoule 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!”

Shu Todoroki

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Francesco Bernoulli

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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 Lightning McQueen’s chief rival. Next: World Grand Prix racers...

World Grand Prix Racers - Nigel Gearsley

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Nigel Gearsley Nigel Gearsley from Warwickshire, England, is an Aston Martin DB9R racer bearing #9. He got his start racing the Speed Hill Climb—a unique, completely uphill race through the Aston Hill Mountain Area that his family has run for generations. Nigel’s racing career has been anything but an uphill challenge, as he’s won nearly every start in the past few years on the Grand Touring Sports Car circuit, including a string of podiums at Nurburgring and Le Mans. His cool British refinement makes him an imposing presence on the World Grand Prix courses.

Rip Clutchgoneski

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Jeff Gorvette

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Jeff Gorvette 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.

Darrell Cartrip

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Darrell Cartrip 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.

Lewis Hamilton

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Lewis Hamilton 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.

David Hobbscap

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - David Hobbscap As a handsome forest green 1963 Jaguar Coombs Lightweight E-Type, David Hobbscap, 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.

Max Schnell

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Miguel Camino

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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. Next: The Japanese Support Characters...

Japanese Support Characters - Okuni

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Zen Master

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Kingpin Nobunaga

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Pinion Tanaka

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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. Next: The Italian Support Characters...

Italian Support Characters - Uncle Topolino

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Tomber

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Tomber Tomber 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. Next: The British Support Characters...

British Support Characters - Miles Axlerod

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Miles Axlerod Sir Miles Axlerod is a former oil baron who has sold off his fortune, converted himself into an electric vehicle and has devoted his life to finding the renewable, clean-burning energy source of the future—ultimately discovering what he believes is the fuel everyone should be using. Axlerod is also the car behind the World Grand Prix, a three-country race he created that attracts the world’s top athletes—but it’s really an excuse to show off his new wonder-fuel, Allinol.

Topper Deckington III

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Topper Deckington 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

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Prince Wheeliam

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - The Queen With the final stage of the World Grand Prix racing through the historic streets of London, England, the Queen 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! Next: The "Lemons" and Special Characters...

The 'Lemons' - Acer

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Grem

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - 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.

Professor Z

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - Professor Z Professor Z, aka “The Professor,” is an internationally wanted weapons designer in a small, sophisticated German package. He is a brilliant, but mad monocle-wearing scientist who is plotting to sabotage the World Grand Prix. Though his true motive is unclear, Professor Z is willing to do whatever it takes to eliminate all obstacles and keep the “project” on schedule.

Special Character - John Lassetire

Meet the Cars 2 new characters - John Lassetire

John Lassetire is a special character created for Disney/Pixar creative guru and Cars 2 director John Lasseter. That's it for our Cars 2 character guide - which new car is your favorite? Follow me on Twitter and tell me who your favorite Cars 2 character is - @Walwus
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  1. and you guys thought TDKR had a big cast

  2. Noooooooo Pixar why !

    • Yes, my sentiments exactly.

  3. Could this be Pixar’s first critical flop?

  4. it would shock me if someone read all this…

    • well it really depends, keep in mind that while there are people who think its no good, I think its quite good.

      I think it comes down to whether are u a fan or car, I mean do u love cars(eg auto-racing). I think people who are a fan or racing and cars will find this movie quite interesting..

    • i read all this

  5. Yeah seriously. I don’t see how this film can bloe people away like every movie they made after Cars 1. This is there most lucrative franchise with merchandise and all so I don’t think it can be a bust. Just don’t think it will register with aldults like there previous work

    • “Bloe” away? Really? =P

      • Is there something wrong with mispelling a word?

        • No. Did I say it was wrong? I just found it funny, didn’t you? I have some terrible grammar mistakes sometimes as well, English is not my native language.

          • Well its not funny and not worth pointing out. Then again you DID spoil the ending of HP….

            • Well, fine… sorry I guess? About HP, I really don’t know why I did that actually… I’m not even a troll, and I spoiled the end. But honestly, I think everyone knows how this is going to end, even if they haven’t read the book.

              • Its cool i mean i have spoiled some things without knowing as well. Some ppl are still guessing the ending of HP believe it or not lol ;)

  6. Calm down, people.
    Pixar knows what they’re doing, so I lay my full trust in them. Besides, I’m in the mood for a nice spy flick and I strongly doubt this will be a critical flop. WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE FILM YET.
    I mean, it’s not like they’re becoming Dreamworks or anything….

    • I trust pixar fully :)

    • I hope so. I’ve loved EVERY single Pixar movie (except for Bugs and Cars, which were good, but the rest are pure magic).

      • The weakest ones IMO have been Cars and Wall E. I loveee the rest so much :)

      • I’m an animator and an illustrator… I love pixar to no end… though honestly I think that “UP” is their most overrated flick… it’s real good, don’t get me wrong… but I don’t think it really deserved all the praise it got. Anyone who didn’t like Wall-e simply doesn’t understand what they’re witnessing when watching it. That movie is a masterpiece of storytelling through animation. Nearly the entire movie is void of human dialogue. That is freaking incredible. Regardless if you like its going green message it’s a sight to behold. Just beautiful film making. :)

    • I appreciate all your guys’ opinions and acknowledge that “CARS 2″ will definitely be a great, if not entertaining film. However, noticing the faves and non-faves of Pixar watchers, I see that there is really no justice to ranking Pixar films in terms of genuine quality. (For example, Rickster Thunder, I think “WALL-E” is Pixar’s best film, the best film of ’08 (yes, over “THE DARK KNIGHT”), and my fave animated film of all time.)

      Frankly, until Pixar produces a genuine flop (chances are they never will), I will never rank Pixar films EVER. Maybe give my fave (“WALL-E”), maybe my runner-up (“TOY STORY” Trilogy), but never all 11 (soon 12).

      I think Pixar films (so far) are like the collection of films by a great director like Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick. Sure, they have weak and strong films, but OFTEN NO ONE WOULD DARE LAMBAST ANY ONE OF THEIR FILMS.

      Also like a 4.0 student; you wouldn’t look back at that person and say, “Oh, that guy’s project in 6th grade was his weakest. I hate it.”

      Pixar is the perfect film studio of today; as master filmmakers of weak/strong and strong/weak films, they shouldn’t receive hate or messages that say “they shouldn’t have made that film ever”.

      That is why this hate towards “CARS 2″ is UNFAIR & CRUEL.
      IT’S PIXAR; THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING – MAKING FILMS.

      • Renard B.

        I really love Pixar. Really I do, but we’re all human, them included. And while I have often been wonderfully surprised at how they’ve taken concepts that I never imagined could work and created animated marvels out of them (cheering them on every step of the way), the vibe I get from Cars 2 is different from the “how are they gonna pull THAT idea off?” sensation I got based off of their past films based on new and untested concepts. The details being released feel less interesting and more… calculated.

        I’m still going to see it because ever since the Incredibles I haven’t missed one of their films in-theater, but between Cars 2, the abandonment of at least one original concept/project in favor of a sequel, and a few other little behind-the-scenes dust-ups, I do get concerned that the Achilles’ heel of the successful might be coming in to play: hubris. The feeling that you can do no wrong, supported by a string of well-earned successes, can wreak havoc. It happens to brilliant minds not just in entertainment, but in all kinds of endeavors.

        I hope this doesn’t sound like hating. It’s more a state of concern over a studio which has produced some of my favorite films of the last 20 years possibly getting a little complacent. I hope I’m wrong, but they are the ones who spoiled me in the first place, getting me to eagerly anticipate the excitement of an unknown and untested story, idea or universe. Seeing a sequel (good or not) just can’t compare to it.

  7. Wall-e is awesome. I agree bugs life and cars are my least favorite. I know Pixar knows what there doing. Making a sequel because it’s a cash cow! There not making a sequel because they wanted to continue naters story. That’s why I feel this movie won’t have that BLOW me away factor like previous Pixar films. Not saying it’s going to suck.

    I haven’t read harry potter and had no idea how it ended till I read you dumb

    • I hope all the original characters are back.

      • Many of them, just don’t hope for Doc Hudson to return… from the dead.

  8. I can’t wait to see Holley Shiftwell, she was my favourite in the first movie. I am also really looking forward to see Francesco Bernoulli :D He looks hilarious. :)

    • Holly Shiftwell wasn’t in the first cars film :s

  9. where’s mel dorado?

  10. I Loved to see the new cars movie but I a too old to see cars2 love cars & Cars Love Leak less (Claude Scruggs)#52 & Darrell Cartrip#17. I love cars ever sense it came out in the movies. Yeah! Go Claude Scruggs!

  11. I Loved to see the new cars movie but I a too old to see cars2 love cars & Cars Love Leak less (Claude Scruggs)#52 & Darrell Cartrip#17. I love cars ever sense it came out in the movies. Yeah! Go Claude Scruggs! :)

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  15. Cars 2 rocks even fin

  16. Well I hate to be the one to point out the obvious but this movie is made by Pixar who despite the innuendo in thier films still makes movies for chidren. The fact that there are several adults criticizing a movie that is for my four year old, who loved it, is a little disturbing.Let’s spend our time on films that are actually created for adults not for children who could care less about what a bunch of jaded adults think.

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  18. about all the cars

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