Rod "Torque" Redline is an American dark blue spy car in Cars 2. He is considered by many as the greatest American spy in the world. Recruited after the Cold War for both his brains and brawn, Torque is a tough-as-nails Detroit muscle car with a mastery of disguises. In his latest deep-cover operation, he obtained vital information about the plot to sabotage the World Grand Prix. So Rod plans a rendezvous with his British counterparts to share his discoveries at the World Grand Prix welcome reception in Tokyo, Japan. But with the bad guys hot on his tailpipe, Rod is forced to ditch the intel early and with the first party guest he sees — a rusty American tow truck named Mater.
After doing this Rod is captured by Grem and Acer who bring him to Professor Z in their secret lair, where they tie him down. He is then pumped with the fuel "Allinol ", and Professor Z demonstrates, on the agent himself, what happens when cars fueled with Allinol are exposed to an electro-magnetic pulse. As a result, Rod dies from spontaneous combustion.