Circuit Special

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Circuit Special
The Circuit Special in Mario Kart 8.
Strong stats Speed, Weight
Weak stats Acceleration, Traction
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Circuit Special is an unlockable kart body in Mario Kart 8. The kart resembles a Formula One car, more specifically the ones seen in F-1 Race, another Nintendo game on the NES and Game Boy. It also looks similar to the Sprinter (B Dasher Mk 2 in the PAL regions and Japan) from Mario Kart Wii. In fact, its Dutch name is the Sprinter 2.0, either a reference to the B Dasher (Sprinter in Dutch), or the actual Sprinter (B Dasher Mk 2 in PAL regions and Japan).

It offers a speed and weight boost, but it hinders in acceleration and especially traction; it shares its stats with the Sports Coupe, Mach 8, B Dasher, and P-Wing. It shares the same sound with the Sports Coupe and is one of the few vehicles in the game to have a supercharged engine, along with the aforementioned karts.

A CPU-controlled Yoshi, Rosalina, Metal Mario, and Pink Gold Peach may occasionally use this kart body with the Standard tires.


  • Ground Speed: +0.5
  • Water Speed: +0.25
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Ground Handling: 0
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.25
  • Traction: -1
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.5

Color schemes[edit]

Circuit Special has four different varnish colors. They are similar to the Sport Bike.

Varnish Decals Characters Mii Colors Mii amiibo Racing Suits
100% Organic Antifreeze
Boomerang Bros. International Airlines
Mushroom Pistons
MK8 Mario Icon.pngMK8 Rosalina Icon.pngYoshiRed-MK8.pngYoshiBlue-MK8.pngLight-blue YoshiYoshiWhite-MK8.pngMK8 Toad Icon.pngBlue Shy Guy
Light-blue Shy GuyShyGuyWhite-MK8.pngMK8 Lakitu Icon.pngMK8 BabyMario Icon.pngMK8 BabyRosalina Icon.pngMK8 Waluigi Icon.pngMK8 Ludwig Icon.pngMK8 Link Icon.png
Red, Blue, Light-blue, White Mario Suit, Hylian Suit, Captain Falcon Suit, Fox Suit, Toad Suit, Rosalina Suit, Mega Man Suit, Sonic Suit, Pikmin Suit
1-Up Racing
Galaxy Air
Mushroom Piston
Propeller Toad Transport
MK8 Luigi Icon.pngMK8 Yoshi Icon.pngMK8 Koopa Icon.pngGreen Shy Guy
MK8 BabyLuigi Icon.pngMK8 Iggy Icon.pngMK8 Lemmy Icon.pngVillager (male)MK8 Bowser Jr Icon.png
Green, Light-green Luigi Suit, Yoshi Suit, Animal Crossing Suit
Princess Orange Special-01-01.png
Peach & Daisy
Princess Orange
Galaxy Air
MK8 Peach Icon.pngMK8 Daisy Icon.pngYoshiPink-MK8.pngYoshiOrange-MK8.pngPink Shy GuyOrange Shy GuyMK8 Toadette Icon.pngMK8 BabyPeach Icon.png
MK8 BabyDaisy Icon.pngMK8 PGPeach Icon.pngMK8 DKong Icon.pngMK8 Larry Icon.pngMK8 Tanooki Mario Icon.pngMK8 Cat Peach Icon.pngVillager (female)MK8 Isabelle Icon.png
Orange, Pink Peach Suit, Kirby Suit, Varia Suit
Bowser Oil
Lemmy's Tire Service
MK8 MMario Icon.pngYoshiYellow-MK8.pngYoshiBlack-MK8.pngMK8 ShyGuy Icon.pngYellow Shy GuyShyGuyBlack-MK8.png
MK8 Bowser Icon.pngMK8 Wario Icon.pngMK8 Roy Icon.pngMK8 Wendy Icon.pngMK8 Morton Icon.pngMK8 Dry Bowser Icon.pngMK8DX King Boo Icon.png
Yellow, Purple, Brown, Black Donkey Kong Suit, Bowser Suit, Wario Suit, Pac-Man Suit


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ターボ・ワン
Tābo Wan
Turbo One
Spanish Relámpago 1 Lightning 1
French (NOA) Rapido
French (NOE) Mach-célère Pun on "Mach" and "accélère" (accelerate)
Dutch Sprinter 2.0 Sprinter 2.0, a reference to the B Dasher (called "Sprinter" in Dutch) or the Sprinter (called "B Dasher Mk 2" in the PAL regions and Japan)
German Rennwagen Racing Car
Italian Autobolide GP Speedcar GP
Portuguese Flash Flash
Russian Спринтер


  • Ecluding male Miis and DLC, Donkey Kong is one of few males who has the orange/yellow varnish color. The other one is Larry Koopa.
  • Like the Sport Bike, the green varnish is the only one to not be used by any large body frame characters.
  • This is one of the few vehicle bodies where Peach, Daisy, and their baby counterparts share one of the color schemes, while Rosalina and Baby Rosalina's color scheme is separate from the other two princesses and their baby counterparts. In this case Peach, Daisy, Baby Peach, and Baby Daisy all use the orange/yellow varnish while Rosalina and Baby Rosalina use the blue/white varnish.
  • Excluding female Miis, the Circuit Special's green varnish is the only one to be used by only male characters, as the other three varnish colors are used by at least one female character.