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Holley Shiftwell
General Information




Eye Color

Jade green


Finn McMissile's Assistant


London, England

Series Information
First Appearance

Cars 2


Emily Mortimer

"Oh, yes. Sorry. It's Shiftwell. Holley Shiftwell."
Holley Shiftwell, Cars 2

Holley Shiftwell is Finn McMissile's assistant in the Cars series.


Cars 2


Holley in Cars 2.

In Cars 2, Holley Shiftwell is an American desk agent, who was sent to Tokyo to exchange important information to Finn McMissile. Unexpectedly, she was commanded into a field agent and helped solve the mystery of the engine. At the end at the movie, she says she is Mater's girlfriend and says to Mater that he still owes her a first date.

Cars 2: The Video Game

In Cars 2: The Video Game, Holley appears a playable character, unlocked from the start of the game.
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Cherry Blossom Holley in the garage.

An alternate costume of her, Racer Holley, can be unlocked by earning  the "Agent - Second Class" crest. In the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 versions, another alternate costume, titled Cherry Blossom Holley, can be purchased and downloaded. All three versions of her are medium weights.

Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure

In Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure, she appears in the first Cars level in the end-scene, which she answers that the player is indeed going to be a great addition in Lightning McQueen's racing team, which she explains that she was observing the whole time and that was a most impressive display. Mater then introduces the player to her, explaining that she's his girlfriend. She then says that the player would make an excellent racer, but an even better spy, and they have a mission that is perfect for the player's speed and talents, which she then says that is if Lightning doesn't mind waiting, before Mater says that he can, before asking him, which he answers, "Well, who am I to interfere with British Intelligence?" Holley also appears in the second level, played by one of the kids in the park. The mission takes her and the player to Tokyo, where somebody planted a bomb somewhere on the course of the Tokyo Grand Prix. Holley has a bomb detector, and the player has a new device that can disarm the bomb, but only works at very short range. So Holley and the player have to seek the course, find the bomb and get close enough to deactivate it before it explodes. The detector shows the signal near them, which Holley says that it must be somewhere nearby, before Francesco Bernoulli races past them, telling them to keep off the course as he has a race to prepare for. They then discover that the bomb was put on Francesco, who doesn't even know about it, which the player has to catch him and deactivate it. In the end-scene, Holley tells the player that she sees the bomb, and then the player deactivates the bomb, which then comes off Francesco. While Holley and the player investigate the bomb, Francesco asks them what do they want with him. Holley explains that they had no choice because that someone sabotaged him with the bomb, but he's safe now. However, Francesco doesn't believe it, saying that it is ridiculous and that he is not easily fooled, before he drives off saying that they are just trying to get into his head, but it will never work. Holley says that she doesn't know why not, and that it sounds like there's plenty of room in there, before using a gadget from her undercarriage to pick up the bomb, saying that she'll get their technicians to work analyzing the device immediately. She is also heard in the other levels when the player unlocks a new weapon that is wings for flying, which she tells the player to do gliding when a ramp comes up.

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity Toy Box 4

Holley in the Toy Box.

In Disney Infinity, Holley is one of the four playable characters representing the Cars franchise, her figure being included with Lightning McQueen in the Cars Play Set pack. She is capable of doing everything the other cars can do, including towing, doing tricks, boosting and powersliding. In toy box mode, her unique adventure is Holley's C.H.R.O.M.E. Course, in which the player must destroy a variety of enemies in order to earn a medal.

Cars: Fast as Lightning

In Cars: Fast as Lightning, Holley appears as a playable character, unlocked once all of her stickers are earned from completing all of Raoul ÇaRoule's races. She has two additional unlockable paint jobs, Police Car and Glimmer Gal, that can be unlocked by completing practice races at Holley's Track.

General information

Physical description

Cars 2 Turntable "Holley Shiftwell"00:24

Cars 2 Turntable "Holley Shiftwell"

Turntable video of Holley's model

Her design has a close resemblance to the Jaguar XJR-15. Her engine is a 3.5-Liter Turbocharged V8, having a horsepower of 275. Her 0-60 speed is 5.5 seconds, and her top speed is 160 mph. According to Meet the Cars, her vehicle type is a 2008 MT-R Mark II. Her license plate is HS1201, which includes her initials. The number 1201 is Emily Mortimer's birthday (December 1st). Holley is painted magenta, with chrome rims and decals.

Personality and traits

Holley is extremely kind, friendly, serious. She can be or get nervous or timid at times, incredibly smart, firm but gentle and modern, as she is up-to-date on technology. In the video games, she seems to be a fun character. She seems to want to have fun. She is also loyal to a fault to Tow Mater and her spy mentor Finn McMissile. But she is also secretive or keeps things like her feelings and her past to herself because she's a spy and has trust issues. She is very enthusiastic, naive and innocent.

Powers and abilities

Holley has several gadgets, such as an on-board computer, projection lamps, dual mounted trackball platforms, headlight cameras, digital read-outs, retractable wings for flight, concealed guns, an electroshock device and a telescoping utility arm.


For this subject's list of appearances, see Holley Shiftwell/Appearances.

Profiles and statistics

Cars 2

  • "Holley is a beautiful young British desk agent turned spy-in-training who is stationed in Tokyo. Well-educated and sharp, she knows every trick in the book (or rather, she relies on every trick in the spy manual). She is armed with all of the latest state-of-the-art spy equipment imaginable, from hidden cameras and concealed weapons to a telescoping utility arm and a holographic pop-up display. Holley is a highly motivated agent, but is fresh out of the academy, so her experience is based on lessons learned in school rather than real-life situations. When Finn McMissile requires Holley's technical expertise for his latest top-secret field operation, she finds herself pursuing a rendezvous with the most unlikely candidate -- Mater, an innocent tow truck caught up in the intrigue, who is mesmerized by the beauty of his newest best friend."

Cars 2: The Video Game

Holley Shiftwell

  • Bios
    • "This beautiful young spy has been working in C.H.R.O.M.E.'s Diagnostics department, but she dreams of becoming a field agent. Armed with the latest high-tech gadgetry imaginable, including hidden weapons and holo-projectors, she's ready to take on anything."
  • Stats
    • Weight class: Medium
    • Speed: 55
    • Power: 45

Racer Holley

  • Bios
    • "Sometimes it's important to let loose and drive wild, and Holley does it with style."
  • Stats
    • Weight class: Medium
    • Speed: 55
    • Power: 45

Cherry Blossom Holley

  • Bios
    • "Holley is the talk of Tokyo when she goes undercover with her "Cherry Blossom Special" disguise."
  • Stats
    • Weight class: Medium
    • Speed: 55
    • Power: 45

Disney Infinity

  • Bios
    • "Holley Shiftwell is as sharp and smart as she looks. Trained for any terrain, take Holley for a spin and she'll make even the hardest corners in the Cars Play Set feel like child's play.
  • Toys
Name Image How to unlock Description
Holley Shiftwell Paint Job
Found in one of Holley's three character chests in the Cars Play Set A car with a Holley Shiftwell paint job from Cars.

Cars: Fast as Lightning



For this subject's image gallery, see Holley Shiftwell/Gallery.


  • "Oh, hello." - Cars 2
  • "A Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has no radiator." - Cars 2
  • "Great. I'm Agent Shiftwell. Holley Shiftwell from the Tokyo Station. I have a message from London." - Cars 2
  • "This cannot be him." - Cars 2
  • "Extremely." - Cars 2
  • "Hello." - Cars 2
  • "A Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has no radiator." - Cars 2
  • "Perfect. Erm...I'm from the Tokyo Station." - Cars 2
  • "Yeah, OK. I get it." - Cars 2
  • "Listen! Erm... We should find somewhere more private." - Cars 2
  • "Yeah, you're right. Impossible to know which areas here are compromised. So, when can I see you again?" - Cars 2
  • "Got it. We'll rendezvous then." - Cars 2
  • "My grand-a father has-a broken down. If-a one of-a you would help, I would be so thankful." - Cars 2
  • "No, no, no! Don't-a fight over me. Signore Tow Truck, per favore." - Cars 2
  • "That's because it is, Mater. Now, be careful what you say." - Cars 2
  • "Mater, stop it!" - Cars 2
  • "I'm detecting an extremely strong electromagnetic pulse. Finn, it's the camera!" - Cars 2
  • "On the tower!" - Cars 2
  • "Got it!" - Cars 2

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Holley Shiftwell Holley Shiftwell


  • Holley's name is a reference to Holley Performance Products, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance carburetors and fuel systems located in Bowling Green, KY.
  • In some LEGO Cars 2 sets that include her, Holley is more pink.

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