While most of the world has moved on to the Deluxe version of the game, there's at least one reason to stick with the original Mario Kart 8, as Sonic the Hedgehog has just zoomed in to serve as the newest kart racer! At least in the modding community, that is. One user figured out how to mod Sonic's model over Metal Mario in the Wii U classic, and he has video to prove it!

As Mario and Sonic are Olympic compatriots nowadays, it would not be too far-fetched to officially see the famous hedgehog in Mario Kart. YouTube user CorBond57 gives us a taste of what that could be like by mapping the model for the blue blur over Metal Mario, which explains the residual metallic sound effects for Sonic and the results screen displaying Metal Mario's name and icon at the end of the race at Sunshine Airport.

Minor details aside, it is a nice fit, as Metal Mario's animations make a lot of sense for Sonic. You can see the speedster pump his fist in the air and flail about like he normally would in the video above.

Would you like to see Sonic the Hedgehog in Mario Kart for real? Or should the series be left to Nintendo characters only? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!