|“||A toast! To the death of Allinol and alternative fuel forever!"||„|
|~ Zundapp to his minions|
|“||Allinol must be finished for good! McQueen cannot win the last race! Lightning McQueen...must be killed!'||„|
|~ Professor Z plotting to kill McQueen at the final race in London.|
Professor Wolfgang Otto Zündapp (or Professor Z for short) is the secondary antagonist of Pixar's 12th full-length animated feature film Cars 2. He is the co-leader of the Lemon Cars, and the right-hand of Sir Miles Axlerod.
He was voiced by Thomas Kretschmann, who also played Hermann Fegelien in Donwfall and Wolfgang von Strucker in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- Z's first name is Wolfgang and he is voiced by Thomas Krestchmann, who actually portrayed the MCU Villain and HYDRA Leader and Scientist, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker.
- Professor Z's name is from the German company Zündapp, a major motorcycle manufacturer.
- In Cars 2: The Video Game, although Miles Axlerod, Professor Z, Grem, and Acer are bad guys, they are playable characters.
- If the player chooses to play a Survival mission and plays as Professor Z, there will be two Professor Zs, since the real professor appears in a helicopter controlling the electromagnetic radiation beam.
- Professor Z is thought to be the main antagonist early on, but when Sir Miles Axlerod's evil plot is exposed, it turns out that Professor Z is actually the secondary antagonist since Axlerod had bigger plans, and he is Z and the Lemons' boss. However, Professor Z is the Heavy and the one who drives the plot, while Axlerod is the Big Bad, the one behind the plot.
- The digits on his license plate are spelled out "BAD GA 58", meaning "bad gas".