|Color: Red, Yellow|
| Occupation: Professional race car|
Cruz Ramirez's crew chief and mentor
|First Appearance: Cars|
|Voiced by: Owen Wilson|
Lightning McQueen is a Piston Cup race car who lives in the town of Radiator Springs. He is Mater's best friend, Sally Carrera's boyfriend, and Cruz Ramirez's crew chief and mentor. McQueen was mentored by Doc Hudson during his rookie days.
Lightning McQueen is the #95 racecar. He is faster than fast and quicker than quick, but he knows that it's important to slow down every once in a while.