Disney/Pixar has provided us with a new set of hi-res character stills and profiles of new friends from its upcoming summer blockbuster sequel, Cars 2.
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Cars 2 races into theaters on June 24, 2011
MILES AXLEROD (Eddie Izzard)
Sir Miles Axlerod is a former oil baron who has sold off his fortune, converted himself into an electric vehicle and has devoted his life to finding the renewable, clean-burning energy source of the future—ultimately discovering what he believes is the fuel everyone should be using. Axlerod is also the car behind the World Grand Prix, a three-country race he created that attracts the world’s top athletes—but it’s really an excuse to show off his new wonder-fuel, Allinol.
Nigel Gearsley from Warwickshire, England, is an Aston Martin DB9R racer bearing #9. He got his start racing the Speed Hill Climb—a unique, completely uphill race through the Aston Hill Mountain Area that his family has run for generations. Nigel’s racing career has been anything but an uphill challenge, as he’s won nearly every start in the past few years on the Grand Touring Sports Car circuit, including a string of podiums at Nurburgring and Le Mans. His cool British refinement makes him an imposing presence on the World Grand Prix courses.
The complete character gallery (so far) is below:
Cars 2 characters still waiting to be revealed include: Rod “Torque” Redline, Siddeley, Crabby, Professor Z, Tomber, Lewis Hamilton, Max Schnell, Miguel Camino, Brent Mustangburger, David Hobbscap, Darrell Cartrip, Jeff Gorvette and The Queen.