Cars 2 (Cars 2) is a film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, which premiered on June 23, 2011, in Brazil, the United States on June 24 and July 7 of the same year in Portugal, was Pixar’s most hated film received with due criticism from fans of the franchise, assessed by critics with a score of 57, but in Google’s estimates, the positive rating exceeds 80%. It is the sequel to cars and the twelfth feature film of Pixar studio.
The film begins with a British spy named Finn McMissil and his companion, the Crabby boat on an oil rig “inhabited” on a mission to find out what a German evil scientist named Zündapp is planning, but is discovered and forced to flee before he can find more details. Meanwhile, after winning the World Piston Cup for the fourth time, Lightning McQueen returns to Radiator Springs and reunites his best friend Mate While seeing the announcement of the first World Grand Prix sponsored by former oil magnate Miles Wheel Shaft to promote their new renewable fuel, Allinol. Mate rages when Italian F1’s car Francesco Bernoulli starts bragging as he is much faster than McQueen and he manages to contact the tv studio over the phone to confront him. McQueen intervenes and accepts Bernoulli’s challenge to race against him at the Grand Prix.
At the suggestion of McQueen’s girlfriend, Sally, Mate travels with him to Tokyo, Japan for the first stage of the Grand Prix, but embarrasses (very) McQueen. Meanwhile, McMissil and his companion Holley Caixadibrita meet to make contact with American spy Rod “Torque” Redline, who has information about Zündapp’s superior identity. The agent is confronted by agents of Professor Z, Grem and Acer. But he can trap the device in Mate before he is captured. Finn and Holley contact Mate, but he doesn’t understand think Holley likes him and scores a meeting. When the race begins, Finn and Holley discover dozens of Professor’s henchmen infiltrated the race going after Mate. Holley then radios mate so he escapes inadvertently gives McQueen the bad advice that causes him to lose the race while following Holley’s commands. Meanwhile, Zündapp uses an electromagnetic radiation generator to ignite Allinol in several race cars. Angry at Mate’s shameful behavior as well as causing the loss of the race, McQueen has a fight with Mate and he decides to return to Radiator Springs, where he is caught by Finn (who still believes Mate is an American spy) and summoned to thwart the plan by Professor Z.
In Italy, where the second stage of the Grand Prix is being held, Mate manages to infiltrate one of the criminal meetings disguised as another tow truck. He thinks the mysterious chain of accidents that occurred during the races is part of a plan to discredit Allinol and ensure that all cars continue to use conventional fuel to secure the profits of his organization, which he managed to secure of the world’s unexplored oil resources. With most cars out of the race due to explosions, McQueen and Francesco finish first and second respectively. Miles claims that with Allinol under suspicion he decides to suspend the use of fuel for the third final stage and in England, but McQueen claims he relies on wheel shaft fuel and will keep using it. The criminals then decide to have to destroy McQueen in the next race. Mate reveals himself by accident and rushes to warn his friend, but is captured along with McMissil and Holley before being able to do so.
Mate wakes up tied inside the Big Bentley,” along with the two spies, just minutes from being crushed by their gears. The last race begins and criminals use the radiation device on McQueen, but surprisingly, nothing happens. Mate discovers that a bomb has been placed in lightning’s pit-stop, so he manages to escape to warn his friends. Soon after, Finn and Holley escape, but discover that the bomb is actually inside Mate’s air filter. They warn him about the bomb only when he is about to join the others, and flees to protect them. Unaware of the situation, McQueen follows Mate trying to apologize. Until McQueen reaches it, hooking the shaft of his wheel on mate hook and this triggers the rockets to prevent damage to it.
Zündapp discovers that the bomb device was out of signal range (because of the winch rockets) and then tries to detonate the bomb at all costs. He then sends his goons to destroy them, but are defeated by the combined efforts of McMissil, Holley, and the residents of Radiator Springs(Sheriff, Redhead, Sally, Ramone, McQueen, Mate, Flo, Guido, Luigi, Sergeant and Fillmore). Holley orders Zündapp to disable the bomb in Mate, and this one does what he was ordered. But it doesn’t work. The Professor claims that only those who installed him are able to do so. Mate then discovers that the real mastermind behind the criminals is Miles Wheel Shaft whose goal was to make the world abandon the use of all alternative fuels in favor of oil reserves in its power. Miles ends up confirming Mate’s suspicion when he is confronted by him and forced to disable the bomb. Then Mate opens Miles’ hood and this reveals holley’s mysterious photo engine. By stopping wheel shaft plans, Mate is named Sir Tom Mate by Queen Elizabeth II and returns home with his friends, where race cars decide to participate in a championship in Radiator Springs. It is also revealed that the Sergeant replaced Allinol in the pit-stop with the mixture of organic fuel, which is what prevented Lightning from being affected by pulse radiation. The runners of the World Grand Prix come to the city to participate in the Grand Prix of Radiator Springs”, Finn and Holley pay a visit to Mate and invite him to join them on another secret mission, but he refuses, stating that he is in the place he should be.