Idle Threat is a character in The Radiator Springs 500½.

The Radiator Springs 500½

In The Radiator Springs 500½, he comes to Radiator Springs with Sandy Dunes, Shifty Sidewinder and Blue Grit to challenge Lightning McQueen to an off-road race. He is a black dune buggy with red space frames. On his hood, he has a red arch shape with a black arch-shaped line in it. He has four large tires with no rims, and a roof rack with four headlights.


  • Idle Threat is a Class 1 dune buggy, according to Rob Gibbs.[1]
  • Idle Threat has several sponsors of Piston Cup racers. These include Mood Springs, Clutch Aid, Nitroade, Lil' Torquey Pistons and Re-Volting.



  1. Lightning McQueen revs his engine off-road in Pixar's new Radiator Springs short -- EXCLUSIVE

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