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"He's dead, Professor."
Grem, Cars 2

Grem is a major antagonist in Pixar’s 12th full-length animated feature film Cars 2.

He is a member of the Gremlin crime family and one of Professor Zündapp's main henchmen.


Cars 2[]

He is at the oil rig in the beginning of Cars 2. Later in Tokyo, he and Acer find the American spy named Rod "Torque" Redline. And together, they damage him pretty badly. He takes the spy back to Professor Z, and stands by watching as the spy explodes after putting Allinol in him and using their weapon to kill him. Later, Grem and Acer chase Mater and Finn McMissile at the airport. They are also seen present at the lemon meeting. Grem and Acer are also the ones who use the weapon during all the races. During the last race, they tease Mater for not being able to save Lightning McQueen as they fire the weapon at him. But fortunately, it doesn't work. He got beaten up by a bunch of British cars at "Ye Left Turn Inn" after he and Acer crash into each other at the end. It is unknown what happened to Grem afterwards but he was possibly arrested by the police alongside Acer.

Cars 2: The Video Game[]

In Cars 2: The Video Game, Grem is an unlockable playable character, available once access to Clearance Level 3 is granted. He is a light weight, and consists of more speed than power.

Cars 2: The Video Game (DS/3DS)[]

In Cars 2: The Video Game (DS/3DS), Grem also appears as an unlockable playable character in the game’s C.H.R.O.M.E mode, however his unlocking criteria is different depending on which device is used. On the DS, he is unlocked by entering “648290” on the Spy Codes menu. On the 3DS, due to the Spy Codes being replaced with StreetPass, he is unlocked by winning the Oil Cup in C.H.R.O.M.E.

Grem, along with the Non-WGP Racers, doesn’t appear as an opponent in the single race mode of C.H.R.O.M.E. However, he does appear as an opponent in the Lemon Cup and the Oil Cup. He is equipped with the ability to Ram, which means he’ll be more faster on dirt than on asphalt.

Grem is also one of 2 playable characters in the game that doesn’t have an additional theme, the other being Acer.

General information[]

Physical description[]


CARS 2 - Grem - Disney Pixar - On DVD & Blu-Ray November 16

Official turntable video showcasing Grem's model.

Grem is painted orange, with black hockey stripes. He has gray mirrors and headlights, as well as a black grille.

Grem is modeled after a 1974 AMC Gremlin. He has a top speed of 91 mph, and a 0-60 of 17 seconds. His engine is a 232 CID inline-6 with a one-barrel carburetor and 90 horsepower.

His license plate reads WREKD, short for "wrecked". It is the same of Tyler Gremlin's.

His tires read Rollingstop.

Personality and traits[]

Grem is a rude, ruthless, violent, and evil cold-hearted terrorist who takes orders.

He is so a sadistic and cowardly jerk who wanted Lightning McQueen killed.

Weaponry and Gadgets[]

  • Missile Launcher: In the airport escape, Grem reveals a missile launcher on his right side. He launches it at Finn McMissile, but Finn launches a missile at that one, and they take out each other. He uses it that one time in the film.
  • Deployable Machine Gun: Located on the opposite side of the missile launcher. In an attempt to get Lightning McQueen and Mater in London, he and Acer got out their weapons revealing Grem has a machine gun on his left side.



Acer is Grem's partner-in-crime. He, along with Acer had an entire organization of allies that assisted Professor Z and Miles Axlerod in making sure that cars would hate Allinol and would switch back to regular fuel.

in the film, Professor Zündapp is Grem's boss and the second-in comand of the Lemons, likewise Grem is loyal to him and the main henchcar, excepting when he with Acer didn't kill Lightning McQueen in London with the EMP Weapon.


  • Grem is a dented, rusty orange AMC Gremlin. After years of being dismissed for his design, even being called a "lemon," Grem has a big chip on his fender that has led him to the underworld of international espionage. As a henchman for a villainous boss Professor Zündapp, Grem and his partner-in-crime Acer are trying to sabotage the World Grand Prix and the famous race cars competing in it. When Grem and Acer mistake Mater for an American agent with important top-secret information, the ruthless lemons set out on a round-the-globe chase to stop Mater from foiling their evil scheme.[1]



For this subject's image gallery, see Grem/Gallery.

Names in other languages[]

  • German: Grimm
  • Japanese: グレム
  • Lithuanian: Gremas
  • Polish: Al Scarpetta
  • Russian:
    • Грэм (transcription: Grem)
    • Грем (transcription: Grem)


  • "Get to the boats!" - Cars 2
  • "What about him? He's in the pits!" - Cars 2
  • "There he is!" - Cars 2
  • "I don't know, Professor." - Cars 2
  • "I didn't do nothing! Ssh, I'm talking to the Professor. What's that, Professor Z?" - Cars 2
  • "We go to the back-up plan." - Cars 2
  • "We snuck a bomb in McQueen's pit." - Cars 2
  • "Yeah, well, joke's on you. Acer's guarding it with his life." - Cars 2: The Video Game
  • "I take a challenge, bring it on!" - Cars 2: The Video Game
  • "Don't tell me you left it at the drop-off point! You better beat these losers there before they swipe it!" - Cars 2: The Video Game


  • On his Disney Store die-cast model, Grem is simply named "Gremlin", implying that it is possible he had a simpler name in concept.
  • He, along with Acer, are the first two lemons to be seen in Cars 2.
  • There was a costume of him on The World of Cars Online, which the player could get from Ramone's House of Body Art.
  • In the Cars 2 magazine with the 56-page Cars 2 movie comic, when Holley stops him and Acer from getting Lightning and Mater, instead of ending up in "Ye Left Turn Inn," they landed in a garbage truck.
  • Grem, along with Acer, Professor Z, Miles Axlerod and Victor Hugo, are playable in Cars 2: The Video Game, even though they are villains. However, it could be that they are part of the simulation.
  • Grem's LEGO depicts him in red livery. For some reason, it shows him with brown eyes instead of green eyes like in his other appearances.
  • Grem's name originates from the first four letters of the name "Gremlin".
  • His Polish name is Al Scarpetta.
  • Grem can be seen in concept art for Disney Infinity, despite not appearing in the actual game.


  1. Meet the Cars (updated 2011 version)