Lightning McQueen


Circuit Races, Relay Races, Mini Games (Auto Crosses, Mack Track Challenge and Tractor Stampede only) and Rust Bucket Derby

Top speed

180 mph
286 km/h

Paint jobs

Boost time

10 seconds (use up)
19 seconds (refill)




Mater, Candice, El Machismo, Fillmore, Flo, Guido, Doc Hudson, Luigi, Ramone, Sarge, Sheriff, Stinger, Doc Hudson Student 1, Doc Hudson Student 2, Doc Hudson Student 3, Doc Hudson Student 4, Doc Hudson Racing Pitty


Candice (former), Chick Hicks, El Machismo (former), Stinger (former), VINs, Chick Hicks Student 1, Chick Hicks Student 2, Chick Hicks Student 3, Chick Hicks Student 4, Chick Hicks Racing Pitty

Voiced by

Keith Ferguson

Lightning McQueen is a main character in the movie Cars and Cars Race-o-Rama. He is a rookie race car who sponsors Rust-eze. In Story Mode, he is played as in all of the Circuit Races, Auto Crosses and Missions, as well as Mack Track Challenge and Tractor Stampede. He appears as the first car in the player's team in Relay Race 1.

Alternate forms in the gameEdit

With the exception of Monster McQueen, whichever form he appears in depends on which form he is currently in in exploration mode.


  •  The regular form of Lightning is the only customizable character in terms of tires and kit parts.


Forms of Lightning McQueen

Lightning McQueen | Beach McQueen2 | Street McQueen2 | Off Road McQueen2 | Speedway McQueen2

Lightning McQueen's Team
Mater | Fillmore | Flo | Guido | Doc Hudson | Luigi | Ramone | Sarge | Sheriff | Doc Hudson's Students2 | Emma

Chick Hicks' Team
Chick Hicks | Chick Modified2 | Candice2 | El Machismo2 | Stinger2 | VINs2 | Chick Hicks' Students2

Guido Kart Racers
Mike | Doc Hudson Racing Pitty2 | Chick Hicks Racing Pitty2 | MotorCo. Pitty2 | Race-O-Rama Girl2 | Not Chuck

Rust Bucket Cars
Bubba2 | Tater and Tater Jr.2 | Mater's Cousins1

Monster Trucks
Monster McQueen | Monster Mater | Sulley | Count Spatula1 | The Crippler1 | Ginormous1

Troy Brakeman2 | Mia and Tia | Mack | Tourists | Camera Cars2

1 = Non-Playable | 2 New Character