Rip Clutchgoneski is a race car from New Rearendia.
In Cars 2, Rip Clutchgoneski participated in all three World Grand Prix races, as well as in the Radiator Springs Grand Prix. Because of his modest origin from an unknown country and of his lack of titles, Rip can be considered the rookie of the competition. Rip makes a cameo on the TV screen during the Mel Dorado Show when the racers formed the World Grand Prix logo. He didn't make a physical appearance until the Tokyo party where he and the other racers reacted to Mater causing a scene. The first race, in Tokyo, was Rip's best performance. He started from fifth position from the back (the best racers started at the back of the line for this race). Although in the first part of the race he was seen near the end of the pack, he gained places after the dirt section. He finally got up to the third position behind Lightning McQueen and Francesco Bernoulli, but then, had his motor blown out by the lemons and was forced to quit the race, which he was one of the three cars that blew out during the race. In the following races he stayed near or in the last position. Rip was recovered after the race in Tokyo and raced into 9th position in the Porto Corsa race in front of Jeff Gorvette and Lewis Hamilton. He was one of the last racers to crash in the huge pileup, at the same time as Raoul ÇaRoule. In the London race, Rip was seen in the last position. When the race starts in the Radiator Springs Grand Prix, Rip was pretty fast and raced into the 5th position. He was seen around the 4th or 7th position.
Rip appears in the Neon Racers book and takes part of the Neon race held by Shu Todoroki. In that book he says his only lines in the entire franchise. He also appears in the ICE Racers book. According to the Cars 2: Essential Guide book and his vehicle type name, Rip competes in the fictional Formula 6000 Cup series. In 2011, he participated in the World Grand Prix where he represented New Rearendia. He races with the number 10.
Rip is painted orange, with green wheel wells and red lines on his doors.
Rip is a 2005 Formula 6000 Racer. He is powered by a 3.5-liter DOHC V-8 with 650 horsepower, making this a typical Indy car engine. He can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 199 mph. With Rip being a F6000 car, his base model could be a vehicle seen in a real life series, closely resembling those seen in Formula 3000, which becomes GP2 in 2005. Given that he is powered by a 650 HP 3.5 L V8, being built in 2005, and having a top speed of 199 mph, he may be a based on or a reference to the 2005 GP Masters car Reynard-Cosworth 2Ki. The car has the same 650 HP 3.5 L V8, and a 200 mph top speed, being 1 mile faster. He also resembles the 2005 Hulme Supercar, a 2007 Caparo T1, and a Indy Car.
Rip's design is a Pixar in-house design. Given he is a 2005 Formula 6000, he may represent cars seen in similar series such as F3000 (GP2 in 2005) or Formula Holden (Formula 4000). He also resembles Formula One-like production cars, like the Caparo T1. However, he resembles most the little-known New-Zealand super-car Hulme CanAm, of which he bears characteristics elements like its distinctive air dams, wheel covers, and boat shaped central body. Hulme's developers reportedly saw this in an unfavorable light and found Rip so similar to their car they considered making a legal action against Disney. However, Rip does differ from the Hulme CanAm by several design elements (F1-like cockpit, different rear end, side vents), and some Caparo T1-derived elements can be spotted. Rip has the Hulme's characteristic orange color (although the Caparo too is frequently presented in orange), and furthermore, concept art reveals he was first designed with black wheel covers, exactly like the Hulme car.
- The former European colony and newly independent Republic of New Rearendia is desperate to put their name on the map – the #10 open-wheeled racer Rip Clutchgoneski is their best bet. After putting together a remarkable string of qualifying races, Rip’s entry into the World Grand Prix is clearly the Cinderella story of the competition. Though Rip credits luck for his chance on the international stage, it’s really skill and exuberance that brought the proud New Rearendian racer to the starting line.
- Weight Class: Medium
- Speed: 49
- Power: 51
- Torque: 1.04081632653
- Nitro: 25.5
- Cars 2
- Neon Racers (book)
- ICE Racers (book)
For this subject's image gallery, see Rip Clutchgoneski/Gallery.
Names in Other Languages
- German: Roman Pedalski
- Greek: Αμπραγιαζέφσκι (transcription: Ampragiazéfski)
- Russian: Трип Обгонетски (transcription: Trip Obgonetski)
- According to Meet the Cars, Rip is a 2005 Formula 6000 Racer.
- Rip is the only racer that races for a fictional country that Pixar made up.
- According to the Cars Character Encyclopedia book, Rip was actually meant to die during the first World Grand Prix race, hence his name Rip (for rest in peace) Clutchgoneski (for Clutch gone in the sky). However, his fate was changed so that he lived and only suffered a blown engine and was able to continue racing.
- For unknown reasons, Rip's WGP insignia shows his country's flag with colors in the opposite configuration (top left and bottom right section red instead of green) to all others flags and insignia appearing in the film.
- Rip's diecast version took one year after the movie to be revealed, and was the last of the World Grand Prix racers to receive a diecast.
- He is the only World Grand Prix racer for which no turntable video has been made.
- He is also the only one, along with Lewis Hamilton not to appear in Cars 2: The Video Game.
- Rip's fenders on his die-cast model are bigger than in the movie.
- His die-cast model coloring is also inaccurate as in the middle is shown be a bright yellow-orange-ish color instead of orange.
- However, the prototype of him for his launcher shows the corrected color and Mattel later on did make him orange for his Carbon Racers release but didn't do the same for his normal release afterwards.
- Rip is the only World Grand Prix Racer to have never had any voiced roles in the franchise.
- Despite him being the rookie of the competition, Rip is actually pretty fast; he was in fifth place in the first part of Tokyo, and the second part, he was in third until he was hit by the pulse generator. In Italy, he was in 10th place, behind Jeff Gorvette and Lewis Hamilton. Then, he drove ahead of them, along with Raoul ÇaRoule. Then after Shu Todoroki collided with Miguel Camino and Max Schnell, he was in 9th place. In London, he was in the last position. Despite that, he was between 4th and 7th place in the one in Radiator Springs.
- Rip is the only racer in the World Grand Prix not to have a crew chief, just a pit crew consisting of some pitties. However, he does gain a crew chief in the form of a 1:55 scale die-cast character only who did not appear in the film.
- Rip was the only WGP racer to not receive a silver racers die-cast. His diecast was planned, but in the end was cancelled.
- In Toy Story: That Time Forgot, there is a toy car that bares resemblance to Rip.
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