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Watch Gorillaz's Noodle Drive Jaguar Formula E Car For New Partnership

Courtesy of Jaguar
Noodle of The Gorillaz shown as the new Global Ambassador for the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team.

Electric guitars are cool. So are electric cars, and when women strap on the old axe or take over in the driver's seat, it's nothing short of totally awesome.

Take Charanya Ravi, for example. The 25-year-old music lover and engineer feeds her passions as a performance engineer with luxury vehicle brand Jaguar's Formula E racing project.

“At school I played a lot of instruments – flute, piano, violin, saxophone,” Ravi is quoted in the press release. “And, academically, right up until my GCSEs I did a lot of art, all of which I really enjoyed. But I loved maths and physics too, and when it came to A-levels, those subjects stayed with me and drove me towards engineering. Also, growing up, I loved watching Formula One. When I went to university I got to grips with the technical aspects of motorsport and realized how many opportunities there were. It suddenly stopped being just a sport and started being a career option.”

Suffice to say, her engineering interests are very-well challenged, but what about her love of music? Enter Noodle, the lovable, super-hip guitarist for the Gorillaz. She's a killer musician, a deadly martial artist, and now, she's the Global Ambassador for Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

“It’s a baby – just two years old – and it only uses electric cars,” Noodle is quoted in a press release. “Think of all the research and development into electrical engines! It will have benefits for the whole world, so I want to nurture it, support it and help it grow strong. Like one of those Tamagotchi. Remember them? Japanese invention.”

As Noodle and The Gorillaz gear up for the release of its next album, Jaguar hopes Noodle will inspire a new generation of thinkers, artists, creators, and doers to get involved in the innovative scene Panasonic Jaguar Racing promotes.

“The young minds of today are the engineers of tomorrow,” Noodle continues. “We are in the driving seat, and our imaginations are the fuel. It’s time to lead the charge and build a better world!”

Learn more at jaguar.com.