Lightning McQueen
Lightning McQueen
Background information
Movies Cars

Cars 2

Cars 3 (upcoming)

Short Films Mater and the Ghostlight
Television Programs Cars Toons

Video Games Cars: The Video Game

Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures Cars: Mater-National Championship Cars: Race-O-Rama The World of Cars Online Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales: The Video Game Cars 2: The Video Game Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure Disney INFINITY series Cars: Fast as Lightning

Voice Owen Wilson (in the films, Cars: The Video Game, Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure, The Radiator Springs 500½, Cars: Fast as Lightning)

Keith Ferguson (Cars Toons episodes before The Radiator Springs 500½, Disney Parks, Cars: Mater-National Championship, Cars: Race-O-Rama, Cars 2: The Video Game, Disney INFINITY)

Portrayed by Unknown
Character information
Other names Lightning (by everyone)

McQueen (by everyone)

Stickers (by Sally usually)

Buddy (by Mater)

Mr. I Can't Turn On Dirt (by Mater; briefly)



Mr. McQueen


El McQueen

Dragon McQueen

Frightening McMean

Lt. McQueen

Lightning McQueen Hawk

Personality Formerly: Selfish, coarse, spoiled, egotistical, arrogant, cocky, rude

Later: Good, nice, friendly, kind-hearted, over-confident, sweet, serious

Goal To win the Piston Cup at the race (first film)

To get a sponsorship with Dinoco after the King (formerly)

To win the World Grand Prix (in the 2011 sequel)

To win the Florida 500 (third film)

Allies His best friend Mater (successor as his crew chief), his girlfriend Sally Carrera, Doc Hudson (former crew chief), Fillmore, Sarge, Luigi, Guido, Sheriff, Ramone, Flo, Lizzie, Red, Mack, Harv, The King, Miles Axlerod (formerly), Finn McMissile, Holley Shiftwell, Francesco Bernoulli, Rust-eze, Lewis Hamilton, Jeff Gorvette, Tex Dinoco, Doc Hudson's Students, El Machismo, Candice, Stinger
Enemies Chick Hicks, The King (formerly), his rival Francesco Bernoulli (formerly), Professor Z, Miles Axlerod, Ivan, Grem, Acer, Tubbs Pacer, J. Curby Gremlin, Vladimir Trunkov, Victor Hugo, Pacers, Gremlins, Trunkovs, Hugos, Sandy Dunes, Blue Grit, Shifty Sidewinder, Idle Threat, Frank, Boost, DJ, Wingo, Snot Rod, Not Chuck, Bruiser Bukowski, El Machismo (former), Stinger (former), Candice (former), Chick Hicks' Students, VINs
Likes Being himself, his fanclub, Mater, Sally Carrera, Doc Hudson's performances, Mia and Tia, Radiator Springs, racing, winning in first place, Rust-eze, rusty cars, being proud of himself, accepting loss.
Dislikes Rust-eze (formerly), rusty cars (formerly), his tires blowing out, racing crashes, Radiator Springs and its residents (formerly), landing in the sharp cactus, losing, Chick Hicks, Jackson Storm, other racecars stealing his "Ka-chow!" bit, assassinations, danger, embarrassment.
Quotes "Speed. I'm speed. Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer."

"Ka-chow!" "In your dreams, Thunder." "Checkered flag, here I come!" "Yo, Chuck. Chuck, what are you doing? You're blockin' the camera! Everyone wants to see the bolt."

“Speed. I am speed.”

―Lightning ready to race.

Lightning McQueen is the protagonist of the Disney/Pixar 2006 feature film Cars, and the deuteragonist of its 2011 sequel. In Cars, McQueen is a rookie racer, tied with Chick Hicks and the King for the points lead in the Piston Cup stock car racing circuit. He is voiced by Owen Wilson in both films.

Personality Edit

At first, McQueen is selfish, arrogant, and over-confident as he believes that he can win the Piston Cup on his own without help from any pit crews or coach. However, he is also something of a perfectionist, and will not cease to get something done right even if it wasn't in his best interest to indulge in it in the first place, as seen when he was tasked by the townsfolk to fix the road that he himself destroyed when he first arrived at their place. After a few grudging performances in his attempts to fix the road, he finally manages to do so. His sponsors are Rust-eze, a small company selling soothing ointment for rusty old cars, which Lightning hates. However, he transforms into a more sympathetic and understanding character during his time in Radiator Springs on Route 66.

Powers and Abilities Edit

McQueen's top speed is 200 mph, and he can go zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds. He has a V-8 engine, and a horsepower of 750. On him are coil-over shocks that have tubular A arm front suspension, a solid axle rear end and vented disc brakes at all four wheels. He also has air flaps on his roof to prevent flipping.

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