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10 Lies You Were Told About Lightning McQueen

Pixar’s first Cars film was released in 2006. Over ten years later, Pixar is still finding new road to cover with this franchise. The third Cars film is set to release on June 16. Leading the pack is still main car Lightning McQueen. Number 95 has experienced his share of adventures in the last two films– from meeting Doc Hudson at Radiator Springs to saving his best friend Mater from international espionage—Lightning McQueen has traveled the world and back.

After watching this character for the last decade, audiences feel like they know him. You can slide into the passenger’s seat and go
for a ride. What do we really know about this red race car besides the fact he likes to go fast? The truth is, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about Lightning McQueen. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, when you are in the spotlight as much as McQueen, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.

Is Lightning McQueen still the fastest car on four wheels? What is up with this ability to make friends like Mater? We heard he is a selfish car. Is it true that he McQueen wasn’t originally going to be the star of Cars? Can you imagine that? If he is the fastest car, does that mean he is unstoppable? Can he really be helped? Did Alexander McQueen serve as inspiration for the character or was it someone else? We are going to slow it down and take the time to figure out the facts about Lightning McQueen since his life is always in the fast lane.