As soon as you get a new car, there is seemingly a barrage of newer vehicles with state-0f-the-art technology that leaves yours lagging behind. Lightning McQueen is getting old – that is the foundational premise to Cars 3, which is headed to theaters this summer. Given Lightning’s namesake and his focus on “speed” throughout the films, you would have to imagine that coming to grips with aging and increased competition could be a challenge. A new trailer was released yesterday that highlights exactly this – watch it after the break.
The full premise of the film is:
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Watch the trailer/extended look, entitled “Next Generation” below:
Cars 3, which is being directed by Brian Fee, hits theaters on June 16th.