Disney has released a brand new trailer for Pixar’s Cars 3. In the new footage, which Disney are calling an “extended sneak peek”, a heartbeat sounds, which quickens as Lightning McQueen speeds round the race track before crashing out.
The story revolves around an ageing McQueen being pushed out of the sport he loves by a new breed of race car. More specifically, a car named Jackson Storm.
The footage shows Storm as part of the next generation of high-tech racers, with on-board computers and advanced gadgets built in.
Return to form
Lightning is warned he’ll never be the racer he once was, or as fast as the new kids on the block. But, he’s told, he can be smarter. Cue a plan to get him back at the top of the podium.
On the basis of this trailer, it looks like Cars 3 could be a return to form. The sequel harks back to the original film with a more tightly focused plot than the wayward Cars 2.
Cars 3 adds Armie Hammer to the voice cast as Jackson Storm. Cristela Alonzo also joins as ambitious race technician Cruz Ramirez. The film is released in the US on June 16 and the UK on July 14.