Characters page for ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 3}}''.

For characters from spin-offs ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/PlanesFireAndRescue'', see [[Characters/{{Planes}} here]].

!!Lightning [=McQueen=]
->Voiced by:\\
Creator/OwenWilson (Films)\\
Creator/KeithFerguson (TV)

A young, ambitious but arrogant, self-centered race car who wants to win the Piston Cup. His desire to be the first to California leads him getting lost and stranded in Radiator Springs. However, his time with the eccentric townsfolk open his eyes to his own demeanour and learns to slow down in life, turning him into a better person. In ''Cars 2'', he participates in the World Grand Prix. Unlike most of the other characters in the franchise, [=McQueen=] is not based on any one real world design, instead incorporating design features from many different sports and racing cars.
* TheAce: A champion in the racing world.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lightning [=McQueen=].
* BuffySpeak: "I think you're forgetting the insulting part of that insult."
* ButtMonkey: In ''Mater's Tall Tales''. It is rare for one to not involve something bad happening to him.
* CharacterDevelopment: He goes from a selfish {{Jerkass}} to a more sympathetic JerkWithAHeartOfGold in the first movie.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments.
* EtTuBrute: He felt this way after [[spoiler:Mater causes him to lose the first race in the World Grand Prix.]]
* FishOutOfWater: After he first enters Radiator Springs.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine and choleric.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In-universe, Lightning seems to be very popular in Japan.
* TheHero: Of the first film.
* HeelFaceTurn: He undergoes this throughout the first movie, finally becoming a good sport at the end.
* HonorBeforeReason: At the end.
* InkSuitActor: Has a few features inherited from Owen Wilson's face, most notably the eye color.
* InsufferableGenius: He does grow out of the jerkass attitude, but his attitude does originally stem from the fact that he ''is'' a talented racer.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The old him acted this way.
* {{Jerkass}}: Starts out as this, an egotistical jerk who's only concerned with winning.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He becomes nice and likable by the end of the first movie. In Cars 2, he harshly calls out Mater for his immature behaviour throughout the movie, he still consider him his best friend. [[spoiler: Mater's behavior was deliberately set up by the BigBad of the movie.]]
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: His bright red coloring probably helped him on his rise to fame.
* MeaningfulName: "Speed. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am Lightning."
* NiceGuy: As he becomes selfless and friendly at the end of Cars.
* OfficialCouple: With Sally.
* OutOfFocus: In the sequel, a result of Mater taking the spotlight.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Mater's Sensitive Guy.
* SmugSuper: Initially.
* SupportingProtagonist: In the sequel.
* TookALevelInKindness: His time in Radiator Springs really improved his demeanor.
* VitriolicBestFriends: With Mack and Mater.

!![[spoiler:Sir]] Tow Mater
->Voiced by: LarryTheCableGuy

A rusty 1951 International Harvester tow truck. Mater comes off as a simple-minded stereotypical Southern hick, but he is a GeniusDitz, knowing a lot about engines, and can drive backwards using his rear view mirrors. He becomes Lightning's best friend and crew chief in ''Cars 2'', where he is mistaken for a spy by Finn [=McMissile=].
* {{Adorkable}}: He's so adorable and he's quite the dork.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: In ''Cars 2'', after discovering that others think that he is just clueless and distracting]].
* BreakoutCharacter: He has spun off into his own series of shorts, and even managed to become the main character of the sequel.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He comes off as slow-witted and silly.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: In ''Cars'', the main character is Lightning, a HotBlooded racer who tries to get over his selfishness by spending time in a remote town called Radiator Springs. In ''Cars 2'', the main character is Lightning's friend Mater, a ditzy tow truck who is far more sensitive then Lightning and gets involved in a spy mission.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The sequel definitely elevates him to this.
%%* {{Eagleland}}: Mater is viewed as a mix of Types 1 and 2 by foreign cars.
* FlyingCar: [[spoiler: Mater is able to fly by using his rocket boosters together with his parachute.]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine.
* FragileFlower: He gets very upset over every little thing. He's a very sensitive person and there were signs that he got upset in the first film but he showed more emotions in the second film.
* GeniusDitz: Despite seeming rather simple minded, he has very broad knowledge of car parts and engines and can identify any engine at a glance.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Being a GeniusDitz, [[spoiler:he manages to figure out Axlerod's involvement with the Lemons and his plot to discredit alternative fuel sources, forcing Axlerod to disarm the bomb.]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: During the "Our Town" sequence that shows Radiator Spring in the past glory days, Mater is shown to had cleaner and finer paintjob.
* IdiotSavant: He's a savant like Rain Man, but mostly in ''Cars 2''.
* InkSuitActor: Kinda has a few elements of his voice actor's face, even sharing a famous catchphrase as well.
* TheHero: Of the sequel.
* KidAppealCharacter: He is mostly adored by kids of all ages. Kids just love him because he's so lovable.
* KindheartedSimpleton: Mater is the most sweet-natured and loyal car in the franchise.
* {{Knighting}}: [[spoiler:By the Queen of England herself.]]
* LastNameBasis: He almost always goes by his last name, Mater, throughout the films. His first name is actually Towbert or Tow for short.
* ManChild: Mater literally is a young kid trapped in an adult man's body. He has the mental/emotional capacity of a 7 year old child, even though he's an adult.
* MistakenForSpies: By Holley and Finn, partially as a result of his fanciful storytelling. Mainly done because their ''true'' contact slipped the information on him, and due to his profession he knew the reconnection phrase.
* NiceGuy: Very kind-hearted, cheerful, and an incredibly loyal friend.
* ThePollyanna: Usually has an optimistic and positive attitude.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Lightning's Manly Man.
* SouthernFriedGenius: Mater knows everything about engines and engine parts, but in an idiot savant kind of way.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: In the sequel, where he's crucial to the plot and even gets top billing.
* VitriolicBestFriends: With Lightning.
* UnreliableNarrator: Of his own "Tall Tales" series.
* WhyAmITicking: [[spoiler:The Lemons plant a time bomb in his air filter as a backup plan to kill Lightning.]]

!!Doc Hudson/ Fabulous Hudson Hornet
->Voiced by:\\
Creator/PaulNewman (Film)\\
Creator/CoreyBurton (Video Games)

A 1951 Hudson Hornet, Doc Hudson is Radiator Springs' medical doctor and judge. He sentences Lightning to fix the town's road after destroying it. He hides his past from his friends, which Lightning accidentally discovers, which Doc does not like one bit.
* CharacterDeath: He died some time before the start of the second movie. He has a hall of fame dedicated to him.
* CoolOldGuy: He's a cool judge, doctor, and [[spoiler: former racing champion.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: He has some touches of this. For example, after Lightning crashes into the cacti:
-->'''Doc:''' Was that floatin' like a Cadillac or stingin' like a Beamer? I'm confused.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic and choleric.
* HangingJudge: Judging from his introductory speech.
* ForYourOwnGood: How he justifies selling out Lightning to the Piston Cup officials. Sally, Mater, and the rest of the town don't take it well.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Sort of. [[spoiler: Doc did have a very successful career, holding the record for most wins in a single season. But after his wreck in '54, instead of returning to a hero's welcome he was labeled finished and replaced with the next rookie in line.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Sally accuses him of this when he alerts the Piston Cup officials to pick up Lightning.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* NotSoDifferent: From Lightning.
* TricksterMentor: A version of this for Lightning towards his racing career.

!!Sally Carrera
->Voiced by:\\

A Porsche 911 Carrera, Sally is an Los Angeles attorney who grew tired of her life in the big city and ended up in Radiator Springs. She becomes the town attorney and runs the Cozy Cone Motel. She longs to see the town restored to its former glory, and becomes Lightning's girlfriend.
* AffectionateNickname: "Stickers" for Lightning, originally to tease him about having stickers instead of headlights. In the second film, she still calls him this, even after he gets actual headlights installed.
* AllThereInTheScript: Her last name "Carrera" is not stated in the animation so far.
* EmbarrassingTattoo: A [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar tramp]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny stamp!]]
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic.
* HelloAttorney: Lightning is immediately smitten when he sees her.
* NiceGirl: Sally is nice, friendly, pleasant, and kind to others.
* TheNicknamer: She calls Lightning "Stickers".
* OfficialCouple: With Lightning.

->Voiced by:\\
Creator/GeorgeCarlin (Cars)\\
Creator/LloydSherr (Cars 2 onward)

A Volkswagen Microbus, a NewAgeRetroHippie who sells organic fuel. Has a fiery friendship with Sarge.
* ActualPacifist: Goes with his hippie nature. More specifically, [[spoiler:he, along with Sally, were the only ones not to participate in the Radiator Springs vs. Lemon Gangs in London.]]
* NewAgeRetroHippie
* TheStoner
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Sarge.

->Voiced by:\\
Paul Dooley
A 1951 Willys MB Jeep, Sarge is Fillmore's best friend and neighbour. He runs a surplus store.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Sarge does this during the end credits montage when running a boot camp for pampered [=SUVs=].
-->"A-TEN-SHUN! Kiss the pavement ''goodbye'', gentlemen! When I'm finished with you, you'll have mud in places you didn't know you '''had'''!"
-->"Yo, I never been off road!"
** Funnier considering that [[HummerDinger the complaining SUV is a Hummer - an off-road gas-guzzler known for being more commonly used for suburban driving.]]
* MeaningfulName: He's a jeep with a camouflage paint job who acts and sounds like a drill sergeant. He also plays "Reveille" every morning, which is almost drowned out by Fillmore's music.
* NoIndoorVoice: Often speaks like this.
* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler: He greatly distrusts Axlerod and switched out Lightning's Allinol with Fillmore's organic fuel. This is what actually saves Lightning from being killed later on.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Fillmore.

!!Luigi and Guido
->Voiced by:\\
Creator/TonyShalhoub (Luigi)\\
Creator/GuidoQuaroni (Guido)

An Italian Fiat 500 and Isetta-based forklift. Guido and Luigi run Luigi's Casa Dell Tires, which has a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa made from tires. Luigi is a big fan of race cars, particularly Ferraris. Guido only speaks in Italian, and can change tires in seconds, wanting to perform a pit stop on Lightning during his time in town.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Guido is pretty silly, but his tire changing skills are something to behold.
* ChasteToons: Luigi's aunt and uncle (see below).
* FanBoy: Luigi's a hard core Tifosi and Michael Schumacher supporter. [[spoiler: He gets to meet Schumacher and gush all over him at the end of the film]]
* {{Keet}}: Guido especially, but both of them count.
* GratuitousItalian: Both of them, but Guido exclusively speaks in Italian.
* MrFixIt: Guido.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Luigi and Guido are the Italian mechanic version.

->Voiced by:\\

Flo is wife of Ramone, and is manager of Flo's V-8 Cafe gas diner. Her design is a stock 1950s show car.
* AllThereInTheManual: A deleted scene revealed Flo was a Motorama showcar, and came to Radiator Springs during a tour, falling in love with Ramone after he refused to alter her chassis out of admiration.
* HappilyMarried: To Ramone.

->Voiced by:\\
[[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]]

Radiator Springs' body artist and husband to Flo, Ramone is a 1959 Chevrolet Impala. He is very proud of his art deco, usually altering his paint job in every new scene.
* HappilyMarried: To Flo.
* HotPaintJob: He's fond of giving these, as well as usually sporting one himself.
* PimpedOutCar: Aside from his numerous paint jobs, he possesses impressive hydraulics as well.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Ramone's got a different paint job in almost every other scene.

->Voiced by:\\
[[Creator/PixarRegulars Joe Ranft]] (Cars)

A gentle fire truck. He is not one for words, is quite shy, and very fond of the plants in Radiator Springs.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic.
* GentleGiant: He's the largest vehicle, but he also has the biggest heart.
* ShrinkingViolet: He's very shy when it comes to meeting new cars. In fact, he hid from Lightning during an attempt at a conversation.
* TheVoiceless: [[TheQuietOne He almost never speaks onscreen to begin with]], but after the death of his actor he becomes this in the sequel.

->Voiced by:\\

Sheriff of Radiator Springs, a 1949 Mercury Eight police car.
%%* ByTheBookCop
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric.
* GenerationXerox: According to a guidebook on the blu-ray version, his entire family were cops.
* TheSheriff: Sheriff of Radiator Springs.

->Voiced by:\\
Katherine Helmond

An elderly 1923 Ford Model T coupe, Lizzie is the widow of the town's founder Stanley. She runs Radiator Springs Curio, which sells car souveneirs and accessories.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A bit of one, presumably due to age. Refers to the television as the radio and after mentioning Big Al in the courtroom, Ramone points out he left years ago, to which Lizzie asks Ramone why he brought him up.
* DirtyOldWoman: Lizzie is an old Model T who delights in very bad comedy, slapping stickers onto the rears of male cars.


->Voiced by:\\
[[Creator/PixarRegulars John Ratzenberger]]

A Mack Superliner truck who is Lightning's transport and the closest thing he has to a friend.
* GentleGiant: A gigantic red semi-truck and also a NiceGuy.
* NiceHat: The large sail on his roof resembles a trucker cap.
* VitriolicBestFriends: With Lightning.

!!Strip "The King" Weathers

->Voiced by:\\

A 1969 Plymouth Superbird, Strip Weather, better known as "The King", is the golden boy of Dinoco. He is participating in his last championship before retiring.
* DoomedMoralVictor: [[spoiler:Although he doesn't die, he becomes severely injured by a crash caused by Chick Hicks during the final lap of the tie-breaker race]].
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine.
* HistoryRepeats: [[spoiler: His crash at the end mirrors Doc's crash. However, unlike Doc, he had someone - Lightning - to help him finish his last race.]]
* InkSuitActor: The King's model is based on Richard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

!!Chick Hicks
->Voiced by:\\

Lightning's obnoxious rival who is AlwaysSecondBest to the King. He is a green 1986 Buick Regal racing car.
* AlwaysSecondBest: Was this to The King. And when Lightning breaks onto the scene, he slips back into Always ''Third'' Best.
* AppropriatedAppellation: His nickname of "Thunder" comes from him always placing after Lightning [=McQueen=]. After his surge in popularity after [=McQueen=]'s disappearance however, he takes the nickname and ''runs with it.''
* BigBad: Of the first film.
* TheBadGuyWins: Played with. While he does win the race and Piston Cup by ramming into the King and knocking him off the track, damaging him badly (in a very similar fashion to what happened with Doc years ago) he receives absolutely no praise or cheering after his victory, but rather a series of boos, his own merchandise being pelted at him and likely a permanently ruined reputation as a racecar.
* ClassicVillain: Chick is the dirtiest racer of the Piston Cup.
* EvilCounterpart: To Lightning [=McQueen=]. Chick starts off as a more extreme version of [=McQueen=], but eventually becomes this after Lightning undergoes CharacterDevelopment.
* GreenEyedMonster: Chick is deeply envious of The King's status as Dinoco's golden boy. Plus he's green to boot.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even more than Lightning was at first due to him being the BigBad of the first film. He caused The King's wreck.
* MeaninglessVillainVictory: He [[spoiler: wins the Piston Cup only because Lightning forfeited his own chance, stopping just short of the finish line to go back and help The King after Chick rammed him off the track. This, combined with his gloating, results in him being denied the opportunity to represent Dinoco and booed off the stage at the cup presentation, rendering his victory hollow and meaningless.]]
* PyrrhicVillainy: [[spoiler:He wins the Piston Cup, but only because he caused The King to crash horribly and Lightning went back to help him. Chick doesn't get his Dinoco sponsor like he dreamed and is booed off the stage at the cup presentation.]]
* ShadowArchetype: To Lightning [=McQueen=]. While [=McQueen=] gradually becomes a better racecar, Chick Hicks only gets worse.
* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: Becomes this after Lightning vanishes, not only ripping off his trademark Lightning Bolt sticker with a Thunderbolt sticker but also knocking off [=McQueen=]'s "Ka-chow!" CatchPhrase with a much more forced "Ka-chicka!"
* SmugSnake
* UnnecessaryRoughness: He causes a massive thirty-car pileup in the opening to try and shake [=McQueen=], and later [[spoiler:causes The King to crash in the tie-breaker match.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Not even mentioned in the sequel, despite the presence of a gigantic racing tournament which he'd no doubt have interest in, though it's entirely possible the entire debacle during the Piston Cup caused his career to tank.

!!The Delinquent Road Hazards (Boost, Wingo, DJ, and Snot Rod)
->Voiced by:\\
Creator/JonasRivera (Boost)\\
Creator/EJHolowicki (DJ)\\
Creator/AdrianOchoa (Wingo)\\
Creator/LouRomano (Snot Rod)

A quartet of troublemaking cars who distract Mack, causing Lightning to roll out of the back of his trailer and get lost.
* AllThereInTheManual: Of the four, only Boost's name is never mentioned on-screen.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: DJ's full name is Devon Montegomery Johnston the Third.
* LaserGuidedKarma: During the end credits, they make the mistake of speeding in Radiator Springs, and they are forced to use Bessy as a result.
* RiceBurner: Three of them have utterly ridiculous-looking spoilers, and Snot Rod has large exhaust pipes. They also have garish paint schemes.

!!Tractors, Frank, and Vroomaroundus Bugus
The animals of the ''Cars'' world. Tractors stand in for cows, being rather docile creatures who Mater likes to scare via tractor tipping. Frank is a combine harvester who resembles a bull. The Vroomaroundus Bugus are small insects resembling Volkswagen Beetles.

%%* CanisLatinicus
%%* EverythingsBetterWithCows
%%* FurryConfusion
* StealthPun: Cow Tipping, Mater's favorite prank to play.

!!Mia and Tia

->Voiced by:\\
Creator/LindseyCollins (Mia)\\
Creator/ElissaKnight (Tia)

A pair of twin Mazda Miata who are huge fans of Lightning.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Lightning raced past them, they started blinking their headlights. They ''[[{{Pun}} flashed]]'' him.
* ImYourBiggestFan: To [=McQueen=]. They briefly followed Chick when [=McQueen=] disappeared, but switch back by the end.
** They're also this to Mater in the [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Tall Tales]], for some reason.
%%* SingleMindedTwins
* ThemeTwinNaming: They're named after their model, the Mazda Miata.
* ValleyGirl: Both of them.

!!Minny and Van
->Voiced by:\\
Creator/EdieMcClurg (Minny)\\
Creator/RichardKind (Van)

A married couple who wander into Radiator Springs whilst looking for the freeway, but are terrified by the clingy and pushy townsfolk. Van is a Ford Winstar and Minny is a Dodge Caravan.
* DirectionlessDriver: Van refuses to ask for directions while the two of them are looking for an on-ramp, claiming that he can use the GPS. Unsurprisingly, they end up getting lost in the desert.
%%* HappilyMarried
%%* MinnesotaNice
* SanitySlippage: In TheStinger [[spoiler:Van has essentially lost his mind in the desert, convinced he can find the interstate]]. In the sequel, [[UnexplainedRecovery he's fine again]].

!![=RustEze=] Pit Crew Members, Sponsors, and Associates

Lightning's sponsors who got him his big break.
* AccidentalMisnaming: My name is not Chuck!
* ImYourBiggestFan: Fred.

!!Stanley Steamer

The late founder of Radiator Springs and husband to Lizzie. A statue of him stands outside the town's firehouse.
* HappilyMarried: To Lizzie. Before he died, at least.
* OurFounder: For Radiator Springs.
%%* PosthumousCharacter


[[folder:''Cars 2'']]

!!Finn [=McMissile=]
->1963 Aston Martin DB5
->Voiced by:\\
* AmphibiousAutomobile: Finn can transform into both a hydrofoil and a submarine.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: [=McMissile=] is certainly a cool name.
%%* BadassMustache
* BigNo: When he fails to stop the lemons from injuring the racers.
* FakingTheDead: He releases a set of decoy tires after escaping the Oil Rig to make his enemies think he’s been torpedoed.
* IAmVeryBritish: A British spy car.
* MasterOfDisguise: He has a voice activated holographic disguise.
* WeaponizedCar: Finn hides missiles, rockets, [[GatlingGood Gatling guns]] and even [[MissionImpossibleCableDrop cables]] in his body.

!!Holley Shiftwell
->Jaguar XJR-15
->Voiced by:\\
Emily Mortimer
%%* AffirmativeActionGirl
* FlyingCar: They’re standard issue for agents nowadays.
* PunnyName: [[ Shares her name with an auto brand, not just a play on the name "Holly"]]
* ShockAndAwe: One of her weapons is an electric taser.
* WeaponizedCar: The espionage characters feature missiles, rockets, machine guns, and targeting systems hidden all along their bodies, most notably Finn [=McMissile=], Holly Shiftwell, Rod Redline, and Mater.

->Gulfstream G5
->Voiced by:\\
%%* CoolPlane
* ShoutOut: Sid sports the recurring Creator/{{Pixar}} InJoke "A113" as his registration number on his tailfin. He's named after an aircraft manufacturer (but not the one that builds the Gulfstream!)
** The name comes from the [[ Hawker Siddeley Harrier]], which references Siddeley's ability to rotate his engines to hover in the air.

!!Leland Turbo
->Voiced by:\\
%%* AwesomeMcCoolname
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:He was put through a freaking ''trash compactor''!]]
* SmallRoleBigImpact: His distress call at the start of the film kicks off much of the plot.

!!Rod "Torque" Redline
->Dodge Challenger R/T
->Voiced by:\\
* CharacterDeath: He was killed from the spontaneous explosion of Allinol.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Torque is brutally tortured to death by Zündapp as part of a demonstration of the effects of an electromagnetic pulse on Allinol.
%%* DeadStarWalking
* DefiantToTheEnd: Even while being tortured he speaks in a calm tone, and even insults the lemons at one point.
--> "Oh, you know, I am just wearing a disguise. But you guys are stuck looking like that!"
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: His engine is made to overheat and explode, though it's only shown as a vague reflection.
* ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: He gives Mater the data before being tortured to death.
* MasterOfDisguise: Unlike Finn's holographic disguise, his disguise is a retractable metal shell.
* SacrificialLamb
* WeaponisedCar

!!Francesco Bernoulli
->Voiced by:\\
John Turturro
* AchillesHeel: [[ThatOneLevel Dirt tracks]].
* BerserkButton: Francesco hates being called "fragile".
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even ''Francesco'' is horrified upon seeing the huge wreck during the Italy Race.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Francesco honestly admits that when he’s away from home, he misses his mama.
* ForeignPeopleAreSexy: He's Italian.
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric and sanguine.
* FragileSpeedster: Just don't say it to his face. He doesn't take it well when Lightning calls him fragile because he is a Formula 1 car.
* FriendlyRival: Sort of. Despite constantly taunting Lightning, Francesco actually never cheats or fights dirty. He even briefly empathizes with Lightning before the race in Italy, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk before he starts taunting him again]].
%%* GratuitousItalian
* {{Jerkass}}: Unlike Chick Hicks, he doesn't seem to be a cheat, just very talented and very arrogant. He seems to get better at the end of the film, to the point where he becomes VitriolicBestBuds with McQueen.
* MrFanservice: InUniverse. All the girls are crazy over his open-wheeled tyres.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Francesco Bernoulli is based on a modern Formula 1 Grand Prix car and is named after the Bernoulli principle, which is the basis of the functioning of the aerodynamic wings found on Formula 1 cars such as Francesco.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Francesco is familiar with this reaction to Francesco.
* VillainyFreeVillain: He's not unscrupulous like Chick, but he's obnoxious enough to give [=McQueen=] a reason to want to beat him.

!!Professor Zündapp
->1959 Zündapp Janus
->Voiced by:\\
Thomas Kretschmann
* DragonInChief: [[spoiler: Zündapp is the main ''physical'' threat, but everything he does is under the orders of his boss, Miles Axlerod.]]
%%* EvilGenius
* FauxAffablyEvil: He is a ruthless boss who behaves in a very polite and calm manner, despite that he tortures and kills cars in his job.
* HerrDoktor: Professor Zündapp caters to this, as if the giant monocle, condescending tone of voice and his experience in dangerous weaponry didn't give it away before.
* HighClassGlass: Bizarrely enough for a car.
%%* KnightOfCerebus
* OneLetterName: Other characters usually refer to him as Professor Z.
%%* SoftSpokenSadist
%%* TortureTechnician
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow

!!Sir Miles Axlerod
->Range Rover L322
->Voiced by:\\
* BigBad: He's the main antagonist of Cars 2.
%%* BitchInSheepClothing
%%* TheChessmaster
* EvilBrit: He's British. He's evil.
%%* EvilGenius
%%* JerkAss
%%* KnightOfCerebus
* TheManBehindTheMan: Axlerod is the mysterious leader of the Lemons and had engineered the sabotage of his own Grand Prix in order to discredit Allinol and alternative fuel in general.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His globe-trekking exploits bring Richard Branson to mind.
%%* NonActionBigBad
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
%%* WalkingSpoiler

!!Grem and Acer
-> AMC Gremlin and AMC Pacer
->Voiced by:\\
Joe Mantegna (Grem)\\
Peter Jacobson (Acer)
* BarBrawl: How the two actually both meet their end.
* CoDragons: To Zündapp.
* MeaningfulName: '''Grem'''lin and (P)'''Acer'''.

!!The Lemon Family Heads
->Voiced by:\\
Stanley Townshend (Victor Hugo/Vladimir Trunkov)\\
Brad Lewis (Tubbs Pacer)\\
John Mainieri (J. Curby Gremlin)
* TheAllegedCar: All are modeled after some of the most notorious Alleged Cars of all time; besides Gremlin, Pacer and Yugo the Trunkovs are based on ZAZ Zaporozhets, the smallest and cheapest Soviet car.
* CreatorCameo: Tubbs is voiced by Brad Lewis, one of the film's co-directors.
* TheDon: The four heads of the lemon families: J. Curby Gremlin, Vladimir Trunkov , Victor Hugo and Tubbs Pacer
* HuskyRusskie: Vladimir.
* TheMafia: The Hugo family especially, but all four count.

!!Alexander Hugo
-> Yugo [[MarketBasedTitle Koral/GV/45]]
-> Voiced by:\\
Velibor Topic
* BlandNameProduct: Besides the similar name, the Hugos have quad headlights but are based on a model that only ever had single headlights.
%%* EliteMook
* IHaveManyNames: He’s been known to go by the aliases of "Chop Shop Alex", "Alexander the "Not So" Great" and "Alexander Hu "Don’t" Go".
%%* TheMafia

->1955-57 Chevrolet truck
->Voiced by:\\
Stanley Townshend
* CostumeCopycat: Mater disguises himself as Ivan to infiltrate the Lemons' meeting in Porto Corsa.
* EvilCounterpart: Can be seen as this to Mater.
%%* HuskyRusskie
* {{Lzherusskie}} : Ivan is meant to be Russian, but plot necessity forced him to have the same Chevrolet-based cab design as Mater.

!!Tony Trihull
->''USS Independence'' Littoral Combat Ship
->Voiced by:\\
Lloyd Sherr
* AnimalMotifs: He's apparently part shark as well.
%%* TheBrute
%%* CoolBoat
* OhCrap: Tony utters a small "uh-oh" just before [[spoiler: being blown up.]]

!!Jeff Gorvette
-> Chevrolet Corvette [=C6.R=]
->Voiced by:\\
Jeff Gordon
* CulturalTranslation: Jeff Gorvette only appears in the original North American version of ''Cars 2''. For international versions, he is replaced in two scenes by a totally different character, voiced by a racer who is better known in that country.
* InkSuitActor
* PunnyName: He's a Corvette voiced by Jeff Gordon, so Jeff Gorvette makes perfect sense.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Lewis Hamilton.

!!Lewis Hamilton
->[=McLaren=] [=MP4=]-12C GT3
->Voiced by:\\
Lewis Hamilton
%%* InkSuitActor
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jeff Gorvette.

!! Raoul ÇaRoule
->Citroen [=C4=] [=WRC=]
->Voiced by:\\
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Shares Lighting [=McQueen's=] GameBreaker offroad racing skill.

!!Nigel Gearsley
-> Aston Martin
->Voiced by:\\
Greg Ellis
%%* IAmVeryBritish
* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: After Sir Nigel Gresley, the chief mechanical engineer of the LNER.

!!Max Schnell
->Mercedes C-Class DTM racer
->Voiced by:\\
* DubNameChange: The German dub renames him "Sebastian Schnell", [[[TheDanza after his German actor]], multiple UsefulNotes/FormulaOne champion Sebastian Vettel.
%%* GermanicEfficiency

!!Miguel Camino
->Voiced by:\\
* DashingHispanic: A Hispanic race car.

!!Carla Veloso
->Peugeot 908
->Voiced by:\\
Jossara Jinaro
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Carla is the only female competitor in the World Grand Prix.
%%* SpicyLatina

!!Shu Todoroki
->Dome S102
->Voiced by:\\
Erik Passoja
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: His design sports the legendary Ka-Ryu dragon.

!!Rip Clutchgoneski
->Voiced by:\\
* AdvertisedExtra: Barely even that. Clutchgoneski was the last [=WGP=] racer to have his diecast revealed, and he didn’t even appear in the video game.
* {{Ruritania}}: His homeland is the “Republic of New Rearendia”.
%%* TheVoiceless

!!Cars in Tokyo
* {{Acrofatic}}: Kingpin Nobunaga, Pinion Tanaka, and Kimura Kaizo the sumo vans.
* TheCameo: Many of the characters from ''Tokyo Mater'' return.
* {{Geisha}}: Okuni and Shigeko from the Kabuki theatre. The two of them plus another, named Tamiko, appear at the party as well.
* IdolSinger: News reporter Chuki moonlights as the lead vocalist of the popular band "Grid Lock".
* NiceHat: The Zen Master wears a coolie hat on his roof.
* OldMaster: The Zen Master.

->Voiced by:\\
[[Series/DeadliestCatch Sig Hansen]]
* CoolBoat: He is one.
* InkSuitActor: He's modeled after Sig Hansen's own boat.

->Reliant Regal
->Voiced by:\\
Michel Michelis
%%* FriendInTheBlackMarket
* MeaningfulName: His name in French means "to tumble".

!!Mama and Uncle Topolino
->Voiced by:\\
Vanessa Redgrave (Mama Topolino)\\
Franco Nero (Uncle Topolino)
* ChasteToons: To Luigi.
* CoolOldGuy: Uncle Topolino.
%%* HappilyMarried

!!The Queen and Prince Wheeliam
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: They are based on the British Royal Family.

--> Voiced by:\\
Mark Winterbottom
* InkSuitActor: He looks just like Mark Winterbottom.
%%* LandDownUnder

!!Fernando Alonso
--> Voiced by:\\
Fernando Alonso
* InkSuitActor: He looks just like his actor.

!!Vitaly Petrov
--> Voiced by:\\
Vitaly Petrov
* InkSuitActor: He looks just like his actor.

--> Voiced by:\\
Janne Nilsson
* InkSuitActor: He looks just like his actor.

!!Memo Rojas Jr
--> Voiced by:\\
Memo Rojas Jr
* InkSuitActor: He looks just like his actor.


[[folder:''Mater's Tall Tales'']]
!!Characters in ''Rescue Squad Mater''
* HospitalHottie: Mia, Tia, and Kori Turbowitz, but [[HelloNurse Mater’s GTO]] stands out the most.
* TheMedic: Rescue Squad Ambulance. Dr. Mater as well.

!!Characters in ''Tokyo Mater''

->Voiced by:\\
Mach Tony Kobayashi
%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* TheCameo: He appears briefly at the pre-race party in ''Cars 2''.
%%* DefeatByModesty
* MeaningfulName: A kabuto is a type of helmet, in which the spoilers on his body resemble.
%%* SeriesContinuityError: His appearance in ''Cars 2''.

!!Characters in ''UFM: Unidentified Flying Mater''
* CoolPlane: Captain Munier the attack helicopter.
* HerrDoktor: The scientist pitties at [[{{Area 51}} Parking Area 51]]. Mater himself disguises himself as “Dr. Abschlepp Wagen”.
* FlyingSaucer: Mator.
* TankGoodness: Although he is not a tank, Corporal Kim, who runs Parking Area 51, is a large, menacing military van.
!!Characters in ''Heavy Metal Mater''
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Mater’s band was originally called “Mater and the Gas Caps”, but later chose the name “Heavy Metal Mater” when a pitty carrying a 1-ton weight came in after the recording session and asked “Where do you want this heavy metal, Mater?”
* AudienceParticipationSong: “Dad-Gum”
-->'''Mater''': Let me hear you! ''Dad-Gum!''\\
'''Audience''': ''Dad-Gum!''\\
'''Mater''': ''Dad-Gum!''\\
'''Audience''': ''Dad-Gum!''\\
'''Mater''': ''[[MetalScream DAD-GUUUUUUU-!]]''
* HellBentForLeather: The entire band becomes this as “Heavy Metal Mater”.
* ImYourBiggestFan: Rodney the rocker
* NoNameGiven: The drummer pitty in the band never had a toy released of him, so his name is unknown.
* RockersSmashGuitars: Mater kicks the microphone with his back tyre after the recording session.
* ShoutOut: Rocky’s heavy metal outfit resembles [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]].
* TitleOnlyChorus: Heavy Metal Mater’s first and most popular song is “Dad-Gum”, of which the lyrics consist of only the title phrase.

!!Characters in ''Monster Truck Mater''
* AndIMustScream: Paddy O'Concrete's fate.
* BadHumorTruck: I-Screamer.
* DeadlyDoctor: Dr. Feel Bad.
* DestinationDefenestration: The above's fate.
* DreadlockRasta: The Rastacarian, who has black wiring with hooks as dreads.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Captain Collision.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Dr. Frankenwagon’s monster, which appears to be made out of construction vehicles.
* ImYourBiggestFan: There is a blue SUV who is constantly rooting for Mater in every wrestling match. He is first seen rooting for Ice Screamer, but eventually decides to root for Mater instead because of how successful he is.
* MadScientist: Dr. Frankenwagon.
* {{Oireland}}: Paddy O’Concrete

!!Characters in ''Moon Mater''
* CoolBoat: The aircraft carrier near the end of the short.
* CoolStarship: Roger the Space Shuttle.
* PunnyName: Impala XIII the autonaut.
* YouAllLookFamiliar: The ground control pitties use the same models as the scientists from ''Unidentified Flying Mater''.

[[folder:''Cars 3'']]
!!Jackson Storm
--> Voiced by Armie Hammer
The latest and greatest in upcoming racers, with an attitude to match, Jackson is Lightning's main rival in ''Cars 3''.

* {{Foil}}: He is a rude, arrogant, hotshot rookie racer, which is exactly how Lightning was in the first film.
* {{Jerkass}}: Jackson's arrogant and disrespectful to the older style racers, considering them to be old and out of date. According to a tie-in book, his first line of dialogue in the film is "it's nice to finally beat you", said after coming out of nowhere to win a race with [=McQueen=].