From Sonic Retro

First seen: Sonic Drift 2 (1995)
User: Knuckles the Echidna

The TempestMedia:SonicDrift2 GG US manual.pdf[1] (テンピスト)Media:SonicDrift2 GG JP manual.pdf[2] is the racing car used by Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic Drift 2.


The Tempest's design is mostly based on AMC General's Hummer H1, sporting a yellow paint job with two small headlights and thick rubber wheels. It has a rack behind the cyan colored driving seat.

From a gameplay perspective, the Tempest is a balanced car with medium stats across the entire board. Knuckles also stands out from other racers in that he can use two special abilities: when right next to another racer, Knuckles will punch the opponent and make them spin out. If there are no other racers next to him, the Tempest will jump, much like how Tails can.

Character Vehicle Special Move Gameplay
Acceleration Speed Handling
Drift 2 Knuckles.png Knuckles Tempest Punch if within range (same as collision), otherwise jump over (same as spring power-up). Medium Medium Medium


Sonic Drift 2
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