| Occupation: Piston Cup Race Car|
World Grand Prix Race Car
| Voiced by: Keith Ferguson (all appearances except The Car Club Movie)|
Owen Wilson (The Car Club Movie)
Lightning McQueen is a race car, who races for the Piston Cup. He is the #95 racer, sponsored by Rust-Eze Medicated Bumper Ointment.
Lightning McQueen is an internationally known race car with four Piston Cup wins under his fan belt. He moved to Radiator Springs during his rookie year. The town is home to Team Lightning McQueen's racing headquarters, his closest friends, and his sweetheart, Sally. Built for power and speed, Lightning loves the thrill of a great race. But he's just as happy to slow down for a quiet cruise with good friends.