Donpa Motors is a group mentioned in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is an interplanetary company and the biggest automobile corporation in the universe. Its President is Dodon Pa, the king of a planet called Donpa Kingdom.
Team Sonic Racing
In Team Sonic Racing, Donpa Motors was on the verge of a breakthrough with the development of a top secret project of theirs: the Ultimate Energy Engine. A machine powered by the inherent strength of teamwork, the Ultimate Energy Engine could revolutionize transportation, fuel new industries, and reduce pollution. For it to be finished though, they needed information on large amounts of Ultimate Team Energy. Wanting to produce the best possible engine with the aid of the bests, Dodon Pa invited the best racers he could find across space and time (namely Team Sonic, Team Rose, Team Vector, Team Dark and Team Eggman) to compete in a team-based Grand Prix of his instead of relying on Donpa Motors' staff and resources. However, he kept his motives hidden to perserve the project's secrecy.
For the Grand Prix, Dodon Pa provided Teams Sonic, Rose, Vector and Dark with the most advanced cars Donpa Motors could create to race in and set them up as the main prize of the Grand Prix. Team Eggman was the exception, as Dr. Eggman had designed his own team's cars. As the Grand Prix later progressed, Dodon Pa would sent the information he gathered from the racers' teamwork to his research and development, who used it to work on the Ultimate Energy Engine. Eventually though, the racers discovered that Dodon Pa was the President of Donpa Motors.
During the Grand Prix, Dodon Pa was kidnapped by Dr. Eggman, who forced him to complete the Ultimate Energy Engine with his aid. Upon the Ultimate Energy Engine's completion however, it was stolen by Dr. Eggman, who used it to power his Death Egg. While Sonic and his allies stopped Eggman and saved Dodon Pa, the Ultimate Energy Engine was destroyed. When the cars that Dodon Pa Motors had supplied to Sonic and his friends got destroyed as well when the Final Fortress crashed, Dodon Pa offered his savors new cars from Donpa Motors as his thanks to them for saving his life.
List of Donpa Motors products
- Beat Monster
- Chao Pod
- Cross Dozer
- Dark Reaper
- Frog Cruiser
- Land Breaker
- Lip Spyder
- Pink Cabriolet
- Royal Chariot
- Speed Star
- Ultimate Energy Engine
- Whirlwind Sport
- A billboard in a demo version of Team Sonic Racing advertised the Beat Monster as "From Donpa Motors", but the line was removed in the final version of the game, likely to keep the reveal of the company as a surprise.
- Sumo Digital (21 May 2019). Team Sonic Racing. PlayStation 4. Sega. Area/Level: Chapter 6: The Kidnapping. "Vector: Hmm, it says here Dodon Pa is... the President of Donpa Motors!? / Amy: They're the biggest automobile corporation in the universe. / Vector: There's more. He's also the king of a planet called Donpa Kingdom. Huh, I did not see that coming."
- Sumo Digital (21 May 2019). Team Sonic Racing. PlayStation 4. Sega. Area/Level: Chapter 6: The Kidnapping. "Tails: So, your Ultimate Energy Engine will revolutionize transportation, fuel new industries, and reduce pollution using nothing but the inherent strength of teamwork? / Dodon Pa: Indeed. I've been devoting myself to the racing industry for the development of new technologies and universal peace for many, many years. This is the breakthrough moment."
- Sumo Digital (21 May 2019). Team Sonic Racing. PlayStation 4. Sega. Area/Level: Chapter 6: The Kidnapping. "Rouge: Okay, so you're the president of an automobile corporation, but why are you holding these races? And why did you invite us so secretly? / Dodon Pa: Very simple little girl bat. We are creating the fastest, most powerful engine in the universe. I'm calling it the "Ultimate Energy Engine." Very secret. Very hush hush. / Rouge: Don't you have facilities and people to do these races? / Dodon Pa: If you want the best, you need help from the best. Hence, you and your friends."
- Sumo Digital (21 May 2019). Team Sonic Racing. PlayStation 4. Sega. Area/Level: Chapter 6: The Kidnapping. "Omochao: The telemetrics I intercepted must be part of your research and development. / Dodon Pa: Of course. One cannot create something without information. And I have gathered much information from your races. / Omochao: Have you? / Dodon Pa: Indeed. The energies generated from your teamwork are astonishingly powerful, and key to the creation of my Ultimate Energy Engine."
- Sumo Digital (21 May 2019). Team Sonic Racing. PlayStation 4. Sega. Area/Level: Chapter 6: The Mysterious Invite. "Dodon Pa: Oh, details are quite unimportant, especially to those of limited intellectual capacities. All you need to know is that you'll race as teams in the most advanced cars that my super-science can create, testing your limits on my punishing track."
- Sumo Digital (21 May 2019). Team Sonic Racing. PlayStation 4. Sega. Area/Level: Chapter 6: The Mysterious Invite. "Dodon Pa: Welcome to Wisp Circuit, the first in a series of team races. / Knuckles: And you say that the winner of the tournament gets to keep his car? Sweet!"