• Mar 28, 2011
Lewis Hamilton and David Hobbscap from Pixar's CARS 2 – Click above to see all the new characters

The seemingly endless rollout of new characters appearing in Pixar's upcoming CARS 2 continues today with two new vehicles, one another Autoblog exclusive. That vehicle is none other than Lewis Hamilton, the only character we can think of so far whose name hasn't been changed for the film.

The Formula One superstar will appear in the CARS sequel, set to open on June 24th in theaters nationwide, playing a "sleek and seriously fast #2 Grand Touring Sports champion." Having grown up learning Karate and winning Karting championships, Hamilton's character steps onto the international stage as Britain's representative in the World Grand Prix. Follow the jump to see Lewis Hamilton's CARS 2 character in our exclusive video turntable.

David Hobbscap from Pixar's CARS 2Next up is David Hobbscap, voiced by British F1 announcer David Hobbs. Hobbscap is a 1963 Coombs Lightweight Jaguar E-type, who Car and Driver reports has 20 Le Mans starts under his beltline and retired from racing to become a broadcaster, just like his human counterpart.

Hobbscap will join Darrell Cartrip and yet-to-be-revealed Brent Mustangberger on the three-car commentary team for the World Grand Prix in the film. Check out a screen capture off all three lifted from the official trailer after the jump.



[Source: Pixar, Car and Driver blog]

Lewis Hamilton (voice of 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 Hobbscap (voice of David Hobbs)
David Hobbscap from Pixar's CARS 2
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.

Darrell Cartrip, Brent Mustangberger and David Hobbscap
World Grand Prix announcers in Pixar's CARS 2


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Geez, how many characters is this movie going to have??
        • 3 Years Ago
        There really were quite a lot of characters in the first movie, when you factor in all of the supporting cast - th other Piston Cup cars in the opening sequence, the fans & sponsors that got close ups, the ricers, the townsfolk, etc. I'm guessing that a fair portion of all these characters being announced are similar, with most having small roles & cameos. The only difference is that Pixar is giving us a peak at them before they hit the toy stores...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is Autoblog owned by Disney or something?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Also, V8 Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom gets a part. He plays "Frosty" which is his nickname.

      • 3 Years Ago
      I was expecting Bob Carsha to be honest.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why's he gotta be black! j/k
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope you're getting paid a LOT of money to post these ads.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Having a post up an hour after ours is now considered having "an exclusive"?

      In what world?

      http://jalopnik.com/5786349/lewis-hamilton-gets-his-own-character-in-cars-2
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ray

        At least as much as anybody really cares about a one hour difference to boast one car blog over another. Jalop is both marginally better and worse than autoblog so it doesn't really matter anyways. By the way, how is the comment system working for you here? Better or worse?

        And yes, as has been pointed out already, there is something exclusive here.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Jalopnik stopped counting as soon as they went to that new format :(
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ray - not that i ever bother to read your site, but you trolling the comments on Autoblog doesn't make me ever really want to start. get a life, man.
        • 3 Years Ago
        "exclusive video turntable." Don't see that on Jalopnik, just a photo and a two-sentence post.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sean: Did this "story" need anything more than two sentences and a picture?
      • 3 Years Ago
      The E-Type ranks as my favorite character model to date. Glad they included it-- easily one of the best looking cars ever (though I'd love to own a MkII as well).
        • 3 Years Ago
        That car is very gorgeous. Too bad David Hobbs is a horrible broadcaster.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hamilton has a very NSX-esque shape, particularly the rear tail lamp design.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mustang BABY!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      They even have the gap in Lewis' teeth... that's good for 2mph on the top end you know.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They are seriously going overboard with how many characters they are making for this movie. Its gotten to the point of ridiculousness, there is no way all these characters will be able to have any sort of significant amount of screen time. Seems like they are making them to make them so they will have more cars to make into toys.
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