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.
- Idle Threat has several sponsors of Piston Cup racers. These include Mood Springs, Clutch Aid, Nitroade, Lil' Torquey Pistons and Re-Volting.