Professor Z, aka â€œThe Professor,â€ is an internationally wanted weapons designer in a small, sophisticated German package. He is a brilliant, but mad monocle-wearing scientist who is plotting to sabotage the World Grand Prix. Though his true motive is unclear, Professor Z is willing to do whatever it takes to eliminate all obstacles and keep the â€œprojectâ€ on schedule.
Tomber is a dubious little French car with an unusual, and very unstable, three-wheeled design that befits the meaning of his name â€“ to fall. By trade he deals car parts from a stall in a Parisian marketâ€”though his questionable merchandise sources have led to his reluctant acquaintance with British secret agent Finn McMissile.