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The World Grand Prix (often shortened to WGP) is a racing competition which is at the center of the 2011 Disney/Pixar animated film, Cars 2. Notable participants in this competition are Lightning McQueen and Francesco Bernoulli.

Cars 2

In Cars 2, the World Grand Prix is created by Miles Axlerod to promote his new alternative fuel called Allinol. The competition unites the eleven best racers of all racing types to determine the world's fastest car. The event is composed of three races at Tokyo, Japan, Porto Corsa, Italy and London, England.

The World Grand Prix is the target of a plot to sabotage the race directed by the evil German weapons designer Professor Z. The British master spy Finn McMissile discovered the plot and, along with a British agent named Holley Shiftwell and a tow truck named Tow Mater, managed to stop it.

Trivia

  • Originally, the World Grand Prix was going to be composed of five races. Paris would have hosted a "Le Mans 24-Hour race", and the Black Forest region of Germany would have hosted a "DTM Rally race". These races were later cut from the movie due to having too much story to tell.[1] However, they do appear in the Nintendo DS version of Cars 2: The Video Game.
  • The name "World Grand Prix" changes its name depending on the country; for example, in Japan: ワールドグランプリ; in Italy: Mondiale Grand Prix.
  • The World Grand Prix has a mascot whose name was revealed to be Globie.
  • There are no pit stops witnessed in any of the races but they are available, as mentioned by Acer.
  • London was chosen as one of the host cities of the World Grand Prix to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics that would be held a year later.
  • All of the three race tracks are street circuits.
  • Out of all the racers, Francesco Bernoulli is the only one who was not in target of the Lemons.

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References


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

Television: Cars ToonsCars: Racing Sports NetworkPixar Popcorn (Unparalleled ParkingDancing with the Cars) • Cars On The Road
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

Disney Parks
Cars Land (Soundtrack) • Disney'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 CupAllinolElectromagnetic Pulse EmitterPixar BallA113Pizza Planet Truck
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxCars (franchise)
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