Lightning McQueen is the protagonist of the movie Cars. He sponsors Rust-eze and had a silver lighting bolt on his right front fender that he called his "lucky sticker." His best friend is Mater. He was voiced in the movie by Owen Wilson. Keith Ferguson voiced him in the Cars Toons and all video games except the first. Owen Wilson returned in Cars 2. His number is 95.
Number 95 Lightning McQueen is still a hotshot racecar, but his rookie days are past him. Now a permanent resident of Radiator Springs, Lightning has become a bona-fide worldwide celebrity as winner of four Piston Cups.
After his latest win, Lightning returns home to enjoy life in the slow lane for a while with his girlfriend Sally, best friend Mater and the rest of his Radiator Springs family. His off-season is unexpectedly cut short when Mater inadvertently prompts Lightning to enter the World Grand Prix, a high profile, three-part exhibition race that will take him around the globe.
With a fresh custom paint job, a new spoiler, and real working headlights, Lightning sets off to Japan, Italy and England with Mater in tow for the adventure of a lifetime. But competing against the fastest cars in the world tests more than his racing skills when Lightning realizes his wide-eyed best friend may not be the pit chief nor ambassador he needs to navigate the unfamiliar international terrain.