This. Is. Lightning McQueen™.

Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top of the line racer packed with personality. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before.

A seven-time Piston Cup Champion, Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Watch him lean into hairpin turns and drift like a pro.

When you’re not driving and drifting with Lightning, sharpen your pit crew skills in Pit Stop Panic, create scripts for Lightning to perform in his next Rust-eze spot in the Acting Studio, or kick back and relax by watching Disney•Pixar’s Cars with Lightning while he reacts to the movie.

Features include:

Slide your finger on the driving pad to guide Lightning... he’ll go wherever you push the joystick, drift, do donuts, and even react to his expert racing moves.

Train hard and join the pit crew. Lightning coaches you as you race the clock changing tires, fueling up, and getting racers back on the track.

Direct Lightning McQueen as he prepares to be on camera. Create scripts with your favorite phrases and actions for him to perform.

Watch Disney•Pixar’s Cars with Lightning and watch him react to the movie. Select this option with Lightning plugged in to charge, start the movie, and hear all he has to say.

Now watch Lightning react to Disney•Pixar's "Cars 2" and "Cars 3" and see more of his story unfold. Because sometimes it's just as fun to watch the race.

It's what Lightning McQueen does best. Race against opponents from Disney•Pixar's "Cars 3". Test your skills, perform maneuvers, and see your competition's progress on your device's screen while racing around your home.

Did we mention winning? The more you drive, play, and act, the more you can unlock in the new achievements section. Get playing and unlock them all.

Remote control enthusiasts, rejoice! Ultimate Lightning McQueen now has the option to use RC controls. The joystick on the left side of the app screen controls forward and reverse, and the joystick on the right moves you left and right. Check out settings to turn on RC Driving throughout the app.

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What's New

Version 1.2.2

Bug fixes and minor improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

49 Ratings
49 Ratings

Took a while to update. Works fine after


But. After 2 hours finagling with it. Connecting to lighting3 WiFi was tough every 2 minutes for every % to update. After all that stress - works great! But. It should say to put in your OWN cars DVD’s to watch. It doesn’t play cars 1,2,3 by it self. It doesn’t say anywhere that dvds are needed.

App stuck during setup


App gets stuck during setup. Audio updates portion at 88%. Asks to connect to WiFi but nothing happens. This is the 2nd one I’m trying that has this issue and I’ve used two different iPhones (iPhone 7+ and iPhone X). Both updated to latest OS and App version. Tech support tried to help last time but none of their tips worked. It must be some bug in the app. Originally I thought it might be the car but no way now. Another brand new one with the same issue.

Developer Response

Greetings Amiroo -- Thanks for taking the time to contact us. Please email our support team, - we will troubleshoot with you and make certain you have Lightning McQueen unit that is working properly. Thanks very much.

Can't Download the app

Cruzmas XOXOXO

Excuse me, Mr/Ms. Sphero.

I'm having trouble not installing the app. I don't have a iPhone, nor iPod. I only have a iPad Pro and a tablet. I have a feeling that I'll be getting Ultimate Lightning McQueen for 2017 Christmas, and I'm hoping I can get the app by then. So can you please try to fix this simple problem? Thank you.

Developer Response

Hi there!

We hope that you got LMQ for Christmas! We would be happy to help you install the app. Please reach out to us at and we will get the LMQ app up and running.



Sphero, Inc.
246.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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