Pixar has released the first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel Cars 2, which will be released in theaters nationwide on May 24, 2011. Empire has also debuted three new concept art images from the upcoming animated adventure, which feature Lightning McQueen racing in international locales such as Paris, London and Tokyo. Click the video below to watch the trailer right now:

<strong><em>Cars 2</em></strong> Concept Art Image #1

<strong><em>Cars 2</em></strong> Concept Art Image #2

<strong><em>Cars 2</em></strong> Concept Art Image #3

All the world is a racetrack as racing superstar Lightning McQueen zooms back into action, with his best friend Mater in tow, to take on the globe's fastest and finest in this thrilling high-octane new installment of the Cars saga. Mater and McQueen will need their passports as they find themselves in a new world of intrigue, thrills and fast-paced comedic escapades around the globe.