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Professor Z's Henchman


Kenosha, Wisconsin

Friends & Family

Fred Pacer
Tubbs Pacer
Petey Pacer


Miles Axlerod
Professor Z
J. Curby Gremlin
Victor Hugo
Vladimir Trunkov


Finn McMissile
Holley Shiftwell
Rod "Torque" Redline, Siddeley
Leland Turbo
Lightning McQueen

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Series Information
First Appearance

Cars 2


Peter Jacobson

Cars 2 Turntable 00:25

Cars 2 Turntable "Acer"

Acer is a green Pacer, who serves as second-in-command during the World Grand Prix sabotage.


Acer has always felt like an outcast in the car world. The beat-up green AMC Pacer joined forces with his fellow “lemon” cars as henchmen for the devious Professor Z, whose clandestine mission is to wreak havoc at the highly visible World Grand Prix. Acer must hunt down the American and British secret agents who have stolen crucial information about Professor Z’s underhanded plot. His primary target just happens to be Mater, who has been mistaken for a spy. Acer tries very hard to be a tough guy, but he is over eager compared to his no nonsense partner Grem.

Cars 2

In Cars 2, Professor Z puts Acer and Grem in charge of operating the electromagnetic pulse camera, to blow the engines of the WGP competitors so that Allinol will look bad. During the fight in London, Acer and Grem are thrown into a bar, where they are beaten up by the cars in there.

Cars 2: The Video Game

In Cars 2: The Video Game, Acer appears as an unlockable playable character, available once the "Road Trip" crest is earned. Another version of him, Gunner Acer, can be unlocked by earning the "Road Rage" badge. Both versions are light weights, and consist of more speed than power.


Acer is an evil-minded car, as he is working for Professor Z in hopes of destroying the World Grand Prix and have his make model be the strongest in the world.

He can also be considered a little dumb, as he often sees light-hearted things that Grem doesn't.


Acer is painted light green, with some rust along his undercarriage.


Acer is based on a 1975 AMC Pacer, as his hood states and his name originates from. His top speed is 99 mph, with a 0-60 of 16 seconds. His engine type is a 232 c.i straight 6 with two-barrel carburetor, with a horsepower of 120.

His license plate is FSHBWL, a reference to "fish bowl," the nickname that was given to AMC Pacers.


Acer is Professor Z's second-in-command.


Feature Films

Video Games



  • Among other inscriptions, Acer's tires read "Road Hug - Rack And Minion."
  • His VIN number is A58667A372159.
  • He, along with Grem, are the first bad guys to be seen in Cars 2.
  • There was a costume of him on The World of Cars Online, which you could get from Ramone's House of Body Art before the game closed down.
  • He is wanted in the United States, China, England, Japan, Spain and the Czech Republic.
  • He is wanted for Grand Theft, Larceny, Blocking Traffic and Smog Certification.
  • In the Cars 2 magazine with the 56 page Cars 2 Movie Comic, when Holley stops him and Grem from getting Lightning and Mater, they landed in a garbage truck instead of ending up in "Ye Left Turn Inn."
  • Along with Grem, Professor Z, Miles Axlerod and Victor Hugo, Acer is playable in Cars 2: The Video Game (along with Gunner Acer), even though they are villains. However, it could be that they are part of the simulation.
  • Acer's LEGO car for some reason shows him with green eyes instead of brown eyes like in his other appearances.
  • Acer's name originates from the word "Pacer," but without the "P."


Acer: "He's getting away!"
Tony Trihull: "Not for long!"
—Acer and Tony Trihull, when chasing Finn McMissile
Acer: "Finn McMissile?! But you're dead!"
Finn McMissile: "Then this shouldn't hurt at all."
Acer: (covered in lather) "Aaah!"
—Acer finds out that Finn McMissile is still alive.
"The next time he makes a stop, instead of saying 'ka-chow', he's gonna go 'ka-boom'!"


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