NEXT-GEN TAKES THE LEAD ó Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), a frontrunner in the next generation of racers, posts speeds that even Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) hasnít seen. "Cars 3" is in theaters June 16, 2017. ©2016 DisneyïPixar. All Rights Reserved.

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at Cars 3 including images, video and plot.

“McQueen is not the young hotshot anymore, the kid he was back then in Cars 1,” says first-time Pixar director Brian Fee, a storyboard artist on the first two Cars films and the man entrusted by story guru/Cars whisperer John Lasseter to take the wheel. “He’s in the middle of his life, and as an athlete, that’s getting up there. You have your whole life ahead of you, yet your career is starting to show its age. He’s looking in the mirror and realizing, ‘I’m 40 years old,’ and dealing with the fact that the thing that you love more than anything else, you might not be able to do forever.”

It doesn’t help that a new, faster generation of racers is eager to leave the rehabilitating Lightning in the dusty past.

The article offers the first good look at the "new, souped-up, ready-to-rev Lightning"

They also have the first look at two new characters, the villain Jackson Storm voiced by Armie Hammer and Lightning's Trainer Cruz Ramirez voiced by Cristela Alonzo.

There's much more in the article including quotes from Cars creator John Lasseter.

In case you missed it, here's the original teaser for Cars 3 which is coming to theaters June 16, 2017: