- “Hey, Lightning! Can you believe this party?”
- ―Jeff Gorvette meeting Lightning McQueen
- Jeff Gorvette is one of the greatest American racecars alive today. 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.
According to a piece of concept art, Gorvette's racing number would have been #3, but it was changed to #24, the same number his voice actor Jeff Gordon used in his racing career. Following this, none of the World Grand Prix racers had #3.
Gorvette has yellow paint as the main color of his livery. To support his country, Gorvette's livery also contains the United States flag, painted across his sides, though some of the white stars are painted over his yellow paint. His sides also include logos for the World Grand Prix and the allinol fuel, plus a crest shape with his country's flag and the racing number #24. Like the real Jeff Gordon, Gorvette's eyes are colored blue. Gorvette sports a black spoiler with the World Grand Prix logo, gray wheels with fifteen spokes, and the Corvette logo beneath his hood.
His model represents the Chevy Corvette C6-R, a racing car which has been used at European endurance events.
Powers and Abilities
Gorvette has the ability to go up to 200 mph, and can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds while using a 7.0-liter LS7.R V-8 engine and 590 horsepower.
In some international versions, Gorvette is replaced by different racecars in the scene where he is having a conversation with Lightning McQueen and Lewis Hamilton. The changes also occur when the same scene is shown during Mater's dream. Other than that, Gorvette appears in the rest of the film's scenes, especially during his races.
Frosty replaces Gorvette in the Australian version. The only similarity Frosty has to Gorvette is that they are both painted yellow, with notable differences including that Frosty has the Australian flag painted across his back and on a shape of the country painted on his hood, his eyes are colored a darker blue, and he is modeled after an AMG-Mercedes DTM C-Class, the same model Max Schnell is based on. To add to that, he has patches of lime green on his fenders. He is based on his voice actor Mark Winterbottom.
Fernando Alonso replaces Gorvette in the Spanish version. He is painted mainly light blue and has brown eyes, along with having red, yellow and dark blue stripes (the former two representing Spain's flag), a black spoiler, and two gray bolts on his hood. His livery represents the colors used on his voice actor Fernando Alonso's Formula One crash helmets. While most of the characters have the same model as Max Schnell, Alonso has Miguel Camino's model.
Vitaly Petrov replaces Gorvette in the Russian version. He is painted red, blue and white, the colors that present the Russian flag; he has blue eyes, and his livery also carries a car-ified version of the coat of arms of Russia. He is one of the many characters who share Max Schnell's car model, and is based on his voice actor Vitaly Petrov.
Jan "Flash" Nilsson replaces Gorvette in the Swedish version. He is painted blue and yellow, and has blue eyes; his paint represents the colors of Sweden's flag. His model is the same one as Max Schnell, while he is based on his voice actor Jan Nilsson.
Long Ge replaces Gorvette in the Chinese version. He is painted in China's flag, consisting of a red livery and a yellow star, and he has blue eyes. He has the same body as Max Schnell, and also makes an appearance in all language versions of Cars: Fast as Lightning.
Memo Rojas, Jr. replaces Gorvette in the Mexican version. He is painted red, white and green, which are all three colors of Mexico's flag, and has the same body as Max Schnell. However, instead of carrying the coat of arms, he carries the "Hecho en México" emblem. Unlike other characters who also share Schnell's body, Rojas' eyes are brown instead of blue.
- Main article: Max Schnell
In addition to his scenes in the original version, Max Schnell takes Gorvette's place during his conversation with McQueen in the German version, while being renamed Sebastian Schnell. In this version, Schnell is voiced by Sebastian Vettel.
- Main article: Carla Veloso
Carla Veloso also appeared in several scenes in the original version, but the Brazilian version marks the only time she would speak in the film, plus Brazil being the only country to have a female character replace Gorvette. In this version, Veloso is voiced by Claudia Leitte.
- Main article: Raoul ÇaRoule
Raoul ÇaRoule is another character who already appeared in the original version, but is seen in Gorvette's place in some French versions, though seemingly most versions feature Gorvette instead.
"Jeff Gorvette is one of the greatest American racecars alive today. 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."
In the movie, he is first seen at the Tokyo welcome party with Lewis Hamilton, and he greets Lightning McQueen. He sees Mater talking to the Zen Master. 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 5th 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 first part in the 7th position. 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 must have finished 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.
Jeff reappears in Cars 3 as a retired racer. He is interviewed right before the Florida 500 and wishes Lightning McQueen good luck in the race, telling him to "win one for us old guys."
In Cars 2: The Video Game, Jeff returns as a playable character often seen in races.
- Jeff Gorvette is based on the real NASCAR driver and 4-time Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon. His name is a combination of "Jeff Gordon" and "Corvette".
- Jeff Gorvette is voiced by the former NASCAR Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the Latin American release.
- Jeff's pit crew chief is John Lassetire.
- The Corvette C6R, Jeff Gorvette's model, has a special 5.5 liter engine in real life, not a LSR 7.0 engine.
- Jeff is the only character introduced in Cars 2 to return in Cars 3.
- Jeff seems to have brown eyes in Cars 3. But his Cars 3 die-cast has light blue eyes like he has in Cars 2.
- ↑ New Cars 2 Character: Meet Jeff Gorvette!
- ↑ Concept art for the design of the World Grand Prix racers.
- ↑ 'Cars 2' Character Stats, New Tokyo Party Clip and New Still as Sophia Loren Joins International Cast
- ↑ Hollywood tailoring movies for overseas audiences
- ↑ Cars 2 Official Australian Website (archived)
- ↑ More Details of Mark Winterbottom's Cameo as 'Frosty' in Cars 2
- ↑ V8 Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom is Frosty in Cars 2
- ↑ Supercar star gets animated in film role
- ↑ Pixar Escena Cars 2 Fernando Alonso y Lewis Hamilton conocen a Rayo McQueen
- ↑ First Russian Formula One driver Vitaly Petrov dubbed the character named in his honor from animated film 'Cars 2' by Disney/Pixar.
- ↑ Jan "Flash" Nilsson gets a role in Cars 2
- ↑ 暑期动画力作 赛车总动员2 北京首映备受关注
- ↑ Pixar shows cartoons can have Chinese characteristics
- ↑ This refers to China, People's Republic of, included Mainland China, Hong Kong S.A.R. and Macau S.A.R. This character does not appear in Taiwan, Republic of China.
- ↑ SE ESTRENA MEMO ROJAS JR EN LA PANTALLA GRANDE CON CARS 2 (in Spanish)
- ↑ Memo Rojas debuts on the widescreen in Cars 2
- ↑ CARS 2 - Filmclip Sebastian Schnell (In German)
- ↑ Vídeo de Claudia Leitte dublando Carla Veloso
- ↑ Excerpt of an emission of the "Journal Télévisé" of TF1
- ↑ Cars 2 - Extrait : Arrivée à la fête - VF
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