Piston Cup race car
Mac iCar, also known as Matthew Overtaker, is a Piston Cup race car who raced for the Apple team. He is an Axxelo Fission (a model that resembles the real life Chevrolet Impala SS NASCAR) that is painted white, with the Apple logo on his hood, and the number "84" painted in grey on his doors and roof.
In Cars, Mac is one of the thirty-six race cars that competes in the final race of the Piston Cup season at the Motor Speedway of the South. When Chick Hicks causes the big crash, he is involved in the wreck. He spends most of the race behind Dale Earnhardt, Jr., in around the thirtieth position. At one point in the race, The King overtakes him, and Mac finishes the race in tenth position. He retires and gets replaced by an unnamed racer in Cars 3, and they compete in the 2016 Piston Cup season. However, when Jackson Storm and new next-gen racers are taking over, the replacement gets fired and replaced by a next-generation racer named J.P. Drive before the race at the Rustbelt Raceway.
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- "Mac iCar likes things clean and simple. He doesn't go for the flashy colors, and gaudy stickers that adorn some of his fellow racers. He prefers a simple sleek design, and feels this creates a bold statement, one that says, "I think different.""
- Mac's racing number, 84, is a reference to the year 1984, when the Macintosh personal computer was first released, along with a commercial based on 1984, a book by George Orwell.
- "84" is also Davey Apex's racing number.
- In early versions of the Car Finder game, he was named "Matthew Overtaker".
- Mac's die-cast vehicle is one of the rarest and most valuable models to date, as only 1,000 units were produced, and it was available exclusively in a 36-car Motor Speedway of the South box set that was only available to those with a Red Line Club membership.