We’ve been teased by Disney/Pixar about many of the new incoming characters we can expect to see in Cars 2. Today, we get our first brand new previously unseen character. Meet Carla Veloso, a Brazilian racer that will likely be competing with Lightning McQueen in the different races located all around the world:
The new character also made an appearance in a turntable video (that Stitch Kingdom posted first), with animation that was done by Chris Chua of Pixar.
Carla is only the first of many brand new characters that we will see in the coming months. If her design is a sign of what we will see, we’re in for a treat!
UPDATE (1/25/11 6:18 PM): Disney/Pixar has released a description for the Brazilian character on the Cars Facebook page, which you can read below:
World Grand Prix contender Carla Veloso hails from Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The sweet but powerful Latin diva can dance the night away at “Car-nival,” but spends most of her time on the racetrack. In the World Grand Prix, the proud Brazilian Le Motor Prototype racer is the only female in the field, and Carla is ready to prove to the world that #8 is there to win for her home country.
Cars 2 hits theaters on June 24, 2011.