In his latest deep-cover operation, he obtained vital information about the plot to sabotage the World Grand Prix. So Rod plans a rendezvous with his British counterparts to share his discoveries at the World Grand Prix welcome reception in Tokyo, Japan.
But with the bad guys hot on his tailpipe, Rod is forced to ditch the intel early and with the first party guest he sees- a rusty American tow truck named Mater.
- Rod is a 2006 Deringer DXR - a fictionalized version of the Dodge Challenger.
- He is voiced by veteran TV and Movie actor Bruce Campbell, star of the Evil Dead series.
- He is the fourth car to have a known death other than Stanley, Doc Hudson, and Leland Turbo.
Rod "Torque" Redline died in Cars 2, before the first race of the World Grand Prix, he was beaten by Acer and Grem and they brought him to their lair, they experimented the radiation beam on him, they asked him who he passed the device to, but he refused, they then killed him.