Following the dramatic events on the track in Portimão, Michel Vaillant has been banned from racing until the end of the season. On top of that, he's increasingly worried about his son's involvement in a business that Michel feels is incompatible with their family values. To shake things up a bit, he decides to set himself a new challenge: taking on the land speed record with an electric car at the Bonneville Salt Flats. With the prestige of the Vaillante brand at stake, he's got a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Their sponsors are watching closely, and his father will accept nothing less than success, especially given his distaste for electric cars. It's once again make-or-break for Michel Vaillant.
Michel Vaillant is the star of all the biggest international auto racing circuits, and he's revving up for a whole lot more than just a spin around the block. The Vaillant team finds itself up against new technological innovations, as well as some disconcerting changes in the world of auto racing. The fate of the Vaillant dynasty is in the hands of three generations of men and women. The first challenge is to fight their way to the top on the race track, with their sights set on Formula 1. The second is to try to keep the family together, despite increasingly differing points of views. And it will be up to Michel to ensure their success on both fronts.
The Vaillant family and Vaillante brand have made such a name for themselves by stopping at nothing to finish at the top of the podium, on and off the track. And Michel isn't the only one with grand ambitions-his brother Jean-Pierre has big plans, too. After months of planning, he's about to make his dream a reality: taking over Leader, the long-time Vaillante rival. But he's not the only one looking to make a power play, and soon the fate of his own company-and family legacy-will be hanging in the balance.
After a transformative business deal gone horribly wrong, Vaillante is taken over and dismantled. In the blink of an eye, the legendary company is reduced to almost nothing, leaving the Vaillant family scrambling to pick up the pieces and save their legacy. To make matters worse, Michel's brother, Jean-Pierre, is fighting for his life after driving his car off a cliff. Things can't get any worse for the Vaillant clan, and Michel himself has left the sport he loves-possibly for good. But racing is in the family's DNA, and means more for Michel than anyone. Can he find what it takes to get back behind the wheel, and get his family back on track?