Was supposed to appear in Cars 2
Zil was originally going to be the main antagonist in Cars 2, but was ultimately dropped in favor of the current villains Professor Z and Miles Axlerod.
According to concept art, Zil was to be painted jet black, and have a chrome bumper.
His design is based on the 1951 ZIL 112/1, a race car made in the Soviet Union that performed poorly.
Zil was to be the main villain of the film, though it is unknown if he shared the same goal as Axlerod.
- Cars 2 (before being replaced)