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Nigel gearsley
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Appeared in: Cars 2
"Another crash! It's number 9, Nigel Gearsley!"
David Hobbscap, after the lemons blow up Nigel Gearsley's engine.
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Nigel Gearsley is a character in Cars 2.

Cars 2

Nigel Gearsley from Warwickshire, England, is an Aston Martin DBR9 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.

Nigel competed in all three races of the World Grand Prix, and at the Radiator Springs Grand Prix. He came in 5th place in the race in Tokyo. In that race, his pit was way in the back of the pit row, with Miguel Camino's pit on the left. During the race in Italy, Nigel is the second car to have his motor exploded by the lemons' electromagnetic pulse cannon and the fifth car in general to be hit by the pulse. However, he got fixed and was able to race in London. In that race, his pit was on the right of Lightning McQueen's, and left of Francesco Bernoulli's.

Specifications[1]

  • Top Speed: 180 mph
  • Zero – 60 mph: 3.4 seconds
  • Engine Type: 6.0-liter V-12
  • Horsepower: 600
  • Hometown: Warwickshire, England

Trivia

  • Nigel is modeled as a Aston Martin DBR9. With Jeff Gorvette, Nigel is the only WGP racer to be a precise model of one particular car, and therefore, to not be a Pixar in-house design.[2] Indeed, while some other racers, like Lewis Hamilton or Raoul ÇaRoule, have a clear main inspiration, they aren't exact copies of the car in question.
  • Nigel's pit crew chief is Austin Littleton.
  • Nigel Gearsley is likely named after Nigel Gresley, a famous British steam locomotive engineer.

Gallery

Die-casts

References

  1. ‘Cars 2′ Character Stats, New Tokyo Party Clip and New Still as Sophia Loren Joins International Cast
  2. File:Cars-2-Concept-Art-49.jpg
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