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The Whirlwind S7[1] (MTP-2ホイルーウインドS7[2] MTP-2 hoirūuindo S7?, lit. "MTP-02 Wheelwind S7"), also known as the MTP-01 Wheelwind (MTP-01ホイルーウインド[3] MTP-01 hoirūuindo?), is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a racing car that Tails used during his early racing competitions.

Description

The Whirlwind S7 is a yellow and white race car. In Sonic Drift, it is similar to a F1 car circa 1960-70. Its exhausts are perched under the spoiler, not on the back bumper, and it has a white front panel. In Sonic Drift 2, the car was slightly redesigned, with the jet engines being removed and rear wheels having been downscaled to match the front wheels, causing it to more closely resemble a real-life Lotus Super Seven.

Game appearances

Sonic Drift series

Sonic Drift

The Whirlwind S7 first appeared in Sonic Drift as Tails's personal racing car, which he uses during races. In this game, it is referred to as the MTP-01 Wheelwind (MTP-01ホイルーウインド[3] MTP-01 hoirūuindo?) in the Japanese manual.

In gameplay, the Whirlwind S7 has good to control when making turns, but has otherwise low maximum speed. As its special ability, the Whirlwind S7 can perform a flying leap to dash forward. This special ability has the same effect as the Springs in the game. Using this ability however, costs two Rings.

Image Driver Vehicle Special Ability Attributes
Tails 6 Tails MTP-01 Wheelwind Jump A solid racer with good cornering but low max speed.

Sonic Drift 2

In Sonic Drift 2, the Whirlwind S7 returned as Tails' personal race car that he uses in the game's racing competitions. In this game, it received a slight redesign and is referred to as the Whirlwind S7[1] (MTP-2ホイルーウインドS7[2] MTP-2 hoirūuindo S7?, lit. "MTP-02 Wheelwind S7").

In gameplay, the Whirlwind S7 possesses medium acceleration, top speed, and handling. As such, it possesses no outstanding qualities or weaknesses. Also, like in Sonic Drift, the Whirlwind S7's special ability allows Tails and his vehicle to perform a flying "Jump"[1] to dash forward. This special ability has the same effect as the Jump Springs and Jump power-ups in the game. Like before, using this ability costs two Rings.

Image Driver Vehicle Special Ability Attributes
Acceleration Speed Handling
Tails 68 Miles "Tails" Prower Whirlwind S7 Tails uses the Jump to propel him over obstacles and opponents. The Jump can be used even in a turn. Medium Medium Medium

Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld

In Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld, the Whirlwind S7, along with other three characters' vehicles from Sonic Drift, are used in the "Car Race" minigame. In the Car Race, the Whirlwind S7 is used by Tails to race around a circular track in a one-lap kart race against the other characters.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic Drift 2 (Sega Game Gear) United States instruction booklet, pg. 7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic Drift 2 (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 31.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic Drift (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 26.
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Mega Drive) Japanese instruction manual, pg. 42-43.
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