Disney/Pixar revealed concept art for Brave this morning, but that does mean the studio has forgotten about the fast approaching Cars 2. With the film coming in just a few months, new characters are being revealed with some momentum now, and today we have our first look at Lewis Hamilton and David Hobbscap. Read on for hi-res images and descriptions for the two new characters.
Lewis Hamilton (voiced by Lewis Hamilton)
Lewis Hamilton, the famously sleek and seriously fast #2 Grand Touring Sports champion, has been a determined and winning racer for nearly his entire young life. Like all youngster cars, Lewis spent his childhood going to school, taking karate lessons and winning the British Karting Championship by the age of 10. Today, the celebrated native Brit continues to bring an exceptional work ethic and soft-spoken confidence to the race course where his extraordinary achievements speak for themselves via a spotless track record on the junior and professional circuits. With his striking metallic black and yellow paint scheme, Lewis will represent Great Britain at the World Grand Prix. His car also carries the flag of Grenada, home to his family who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s. His unrivaled technical skills, natural speed ability and cool, karate-inspired attitude make him a powerful contender too.
David Hobbs (voiced by David Hobbscap)
As a handsome forest green 1963 Jaguar Coombs Lightweight E-Type, David Hobbscap, originally from Royal Leamington Spa, England, is a worldwide racing luminary. His 30-year career in professional racing spans the globe and all types of motorsports. Now David shares that priceless knowledge as an announcer, where he’s also well known for providing comic relief during race broadcasts. A former champion with 20 starts at 24 Hours of Le Mans, his storytelling comes from personal experience. Anything but your ordinary television sportscaster, David can’t wait to enlighten and entertain the World Grand Prix audiences.
Looks like Pixar is having a bit of fun naming these characters. Lewis Hamilton (the actor) made it into the film with an unchanged name, while David Hobbs received the standard treatment with a name that includes a car-related pun. These two continue to round out an ever-growing cast of cars.
There are less than three months now, as Cars 2 hits theaters on June 24!