|Make: 2006 Custom-Built Piston Cup Racing stock car|
| Occupation: Professional race car|
Cruz Ramirez's crew chief and mentor
|Hometown: Radiator Springs|
|Voiced by: Owen Wilson|
Lightning McQueen is a Piston Cup race car who lives in Radiator Springs.
Lightning McQueen is a world champion - a modern-day racing legend who's riding high with seven Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.