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Hey, Lightning, Can you believe this party?
―Jeff Gorvette

Jeff Gorvette is one of the greatest American racecars in the DisneyPixar Cars films series, first appearing in Cars 2. Donning the stars and stripes of his country's flag, the #24 Corvette C6.R has proven his ability to succeed on the big ovals and the road courses of the Grand Touring Sports circuits. Having moved from his hometown of Vallejo, California to Indiana to be closer to the racing world, Gorvette's ability to accelerate at such a young age has turned hoods wherever he competes. His championships and number of victories are unmatched, making him a respected competitor-and legitimate threat-at the World Grand Prix."

Background

Personality

Jeff is a friendly competitor, but he is very competitive when he is racing.

Physical appearance

Jeff Gorvette is a Chevrolet Corvette C6-R, a grand touring racer commonly seen at endurance events in Europe. He has a top speed of 200 mph and a 0-60 of 3.6 seconds. His engine is a 7.0-liter LS7.R V-8, having 590 horsepower.

He is painted yellow, with the red, white and blue American flag design painted on his side. He has the number "24" painted inside a white badge on his doors, and the World Grand Prix logo painted on the lower part of his door and black spoiler. He has the Corvette logo as a hood ornament, gray headlights and 16-spoke wheels.

Appearances

Cars 2

Jeff is first seen at the Tokyo welcome party with Lewis Hamilton, and he greets Lightning McQueen. He sees Mater talking to the Zen Master and later notices Mater drinking fountain water after eating a lot of wasabi. He appears in all 3 races including the one in Radiator Springs. He never got hit by the lemons' camera in any of the races. After the World Grand Prix Tokyo race begins, he started in the 4th position and was also last seen in the Tokyo race in the 5th position. But as well as we can see, Nigel Gearsley finished in the 5th position.

In the Porto Corsa race, Jeff was seen in the in the 5th position instead of Nigel Gearsley. And later in the second part, he was seen in the 8th position. At the last meters to the finish line in the Porto Corsa race, Jeff Gorvette along with Lewis Hamilton was at the last position. But he and Lewis Hamilton didn't finish the race, because Shu Todoroki's big crash blocked the track. He and Lewis were the only racers who didn't collide into the big crash. In the last race in London, Jeff was seen following Nigel Gearsley from the 6th position to the 5th position. Right before the race in Radiator Springs, he says to Lewis that he thinks they should do it every year. In the race, he and Lewis were next to each other in position.

Cars 3

Jeff returns in Cars 3, as a retired racer. Right before the Florida 500, he wishes McQueen good luck in the race telling him to win one for the "old guys".

Video Games

Cars 2: The Video Game

In Cars 2: The Video Game, Jeff is a playable character that is unlocked from the very start of the game. Jeff is a medium weight character, meaning that his stats are more balanced, as his speed and power are equal.

Trivia

  • Jeff Gorvette is based on the real NASCAR driver and 4-time Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon who has the same racing number he has. His name is a combination of "Jeff Gordon" and "Corvette".
  • Jeff Gorvette is voiced by the real NASCAR Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the Latin American release.
  • Originally, Jeff Gorvette's racing number was planned to be #3. But it was finally replaced by #24, Jeff Gordon's number. In the final film, there is no racecar in the World Grand Prix with #3.
  • Jeff's pit crew chief is John Lassetire, whose name is a pun on John Lasseter's name with "Tire".
  • The Corvette C6R, Jeff Gorvette's model, has a special 5.5 liter engine in real life, not a LSR 7.0 engine.
  • In the Ukrainian version of the film, Jeff named after his voice actor, Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer, but despite this, he still looks similar, just like Lewis Hamilton. Also, the voice actors of both of these characters are Russian speakers, but they speak Ukrainian in the movie anyway. Lightning friendly calls him "Шева" (Sheva), his common nickname.
  • Jeff is one of the only three characters introduced in Cars 2 to return in Cars 3. The other two being John and Nancy.


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Media
Films: Cars (video) • Cars 2 (video) • Cars 3 (video) • Mater and the GhostlightMiss Fritter's Racing Skoool

Television: Cars ToonsCars: Racing Sports NetworkPixar Popcorn (Unparalleled ParkingDancing with the Cars) • Cars On The Road
Music: CarsCars 2Cars 3The Music of Cars Land
Video Games: Cars: The Video GameCars 2: The Video GameCars: Mater-National ChampionshipCars: Race-O-RamaThe World of Cars OnlineCars: Radiator Springs AdventuresKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityCars: Fast as LightningCars: Lightning LeagueCars 3: Driven to WinDisney Emoji BlitzLEGO The Incredibles
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Cars LandDisney's Art of Animation ResortCars: Road TripCars Quatre Roues RallyeDisney Animation BuildingLuigi's Flying TiresLuigi's Rollickin' RoadstersMater's Junkyard JamboreePLAY!Pixar Pal-A-RoundRadiator Springs Racers

Entertainment: Lightning McQueen's Racing AcademyMoteurs... Action! Stunt Show SpectacularPixar Playtime Pals
Restaurants: Cozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 Cafe
Shops: Radiator Springs CuriosRamone's House of Body ArtSarge's Surplus Hut
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadePaint The Night ParadePixar Play Parade
Fireworks: ILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Summer: Club Mouse BeatLightning McQueen Live!

Characters
Cars: Lightning McQueenMaterSally CarreraMackStrip WeathersChick HicksMia and TiaHarvDoc HudsonFloRamoneSheriffLuigiGuidoSargeFillmoreRedLizzieStanleyTex DinocoLynda WeathersJay LimoTuner CarsBessieFrankTractorsJerry Recycled Batteries

Cars 2: Finn McMissileHolley ShiftwellTony TrihullRod "Torque" RedlineTomberMiles AxlerodProfessor ZündappGremAcerFrancesco BernoulliVictor HugoOtisVladimir TrunkovJ. Curby GremlinTubbs PacerIvanUncle TopolinoMama TopolinoJeff Gorvette
Cars 3: Cruz RamirezJackson StormSterlingMiss FritterChase RacelottDanny SwervezBubba WheelhouseBobby SwiftSmokeyJunior, River, and Louise
Mater and the Ghostlight: Screamin' Banshee
Cars Toons: KabutoBig DSkipper RileySandy DunesBlue GritIdle ThreatShifty Sidewinder
Video Games: CandiceStinger
Deleted Characters: Zil

Episodes
Mater's Tall Tales: Rescue Squad MaterMater the GreaterEl MaterdorTokyo MaterUnidentified Flying MaterMonster Truck MaterHeavy Metal MaterMoon MaterMater Private EyeAir MaterTime Travel Mater

Tales From Radiator Springs: HiccupsBuggedSpinningThe Radiator Springs 500½
Canceled Episodes: To Protect and Serve

Songs
Cars: Real GoneLife is a HighwayOur TownMcQueen and SallySh-BoomRoute 66Find YourselfBehind the CloudsMy Heart Would Know

Cars 2: You Might ThinkPolyrhythmMon Cœur Fait Vroum (My Heart Goes Vroom)Collision of WorldsNobody's Fool
Cars 3: Run That RaceKings HighwayGlory DaysRide
Others: Free RideWelcome to Radiator SpringsRadiator RockMambo ItalianoStop in the Name of LoveRiding in My Car (Car Car Song)Low Rider (Espanol Fantasma Mix)Junkyard JamboreeBig BulldozerTow Mater (The One You Want to Call)Mater's Square DanceLet's Go Driving

Organizations/Groups
DinocoTuner CarsWorld Grand PrixLemons
Locations
Radiator SpringsLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtCozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 CaféMrs. PistonWilly's ButteRadiator Springs CuriosRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreWheel Well MotelLondon, EnglandParis, FrancePorto CorsaTokyoCaliforniaLos Angeles International SpeedwayMotor Speedway of the SouthOrnament ValleyBig BenTop Down TruckstopBig BentleyHollywood
Objects
Piston CupAllinolPixar BallA113Pizza Planet Truck
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxCars (franchise)
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