Snot Rod Cars
Snot Rod cars are hot rods with orange and black stripes. They often have a S/R logo on their trunk or grille. They have different-sized wheels and the familiar engine blower. These cars are not loud, despite their silly appearance. They are easy to spot because of their unpredictable speed.
The orange hot rod known as the “Snot Rod” features a powerful engine on its hood. He also has an exhaust pipe that sometimes spits fire when he sneezes. He hangs out with the Delinquent Road Hazards, a group of other tuner cars. He is shown as the one responsible for Lightning McQueen’s fall, but is captured by the Sheriff.
The original Snot Rod was not playable, but was viewed from the player’s perspective during the game’s intro sequence, where it can be seen completing a jump on the Wheel Well Circuit. The theory was that this car could be unlocked by entering the cheat code “ENGINPWR”, similar to how Waluigi could unlock a new car on Super Mario 64 DS. The screenshots proved this theory and allowed the car to be played.
Snot Rod’s appearance was based on a 1968 Dodge Charger with a supercharger. It also features paint stripes that are similar to the Dodge Challenger. The name is also a play on the term “hot rod”, which is used to describe any car with an engine tuned to an extreme degree. Lightning McQueen’s car, on the other hand, was modelled after the Chevrolet C6 Corvette.