Circuit Special

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Circuit Special
MKT Icon CircuitSpecial.png
The Circuit Special in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Speed, Weight (MK8, MK8D)
Weak stats Acceleration, Traction (MK8)
Acceleration, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

The Circuit Special is a kart in the Mario Kart series. The kart resembles a Formula One car with headlights and wheels attached to the front wing. It specifically resembles the one seen in F-1 Race, a Nintendo game on the Famicom and Game Boy. It also looks similar to the Sprinter from Mario Kart Wii. In fact, its Dutch name is the Sprinter 2.0, making it a successor to the Sprinter, as well as the B Dasher, which is called "Sprinter" in Dutch. Its Russian name also means Sprinter when transliterated to English. The emblem is located on the hood.


Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Circuit Special debuts in Mario Kart 8 as an unlockable kart body. 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, P-Wing, and Gold Standard. 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 former four of the aforementioned karts.

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

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Circuit Special is available from the start. CPU Bowser, Wario, Roy, and King Boo occasionally use this body during races, with Bowser using the Monster tires, and King Boo using the Standard tires, respectively. Pink Gold Peach uses the body with the Sponge tires instead. CPU Lemmy and Luigi are also seen using this kart body, with Lemmy using the Standard tires and Luigi using the Slick tires instead. The Circuit Special now only shares stats with the B Dasher and the P-Wing, only boosting ground speed, anti-gravity speed and weight while lowering every other stat.

Color schemes[edit]

The 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
Lemmy's Tire Service
Mushroom Piston
Princess Orange
MK8 Mario Icon.pngMK8 Rosalina Icon.pngRed YoshiBlue YoshiLight-blue YoshiWhite YoshiMK8 Toad Icon.pngBlue Shy GuyLight-blue Shy GuyMK8 White Shy Guy Icon.pngMK8 Lakitu Icon.pngMK8 BabyMario Icon.pngMK8 BabyRosalina Icon.pngMK8 Waluigi Icon.pngMK8DX Dry Bones Icon.pngLudwigMK8 Link Icon.pngInkling Boy 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
MK8 Green Circuit Special.png
1-Up Racing
Galaxy Air
Mushroom Piston
Propeller Toad Transport
MK8 Luigi Icon.pngMK8 Yoshi Icon.pngMK8 Koopa Icon.pngGreen Shy GuyMK8 BabyLuigi Icon.pngIggyLemmyVillager (male)MK8 Bowser Jr Icon.pngInkling GirlInkling BoyMK8D BotW Link Icon.png Green, Light-green Luigi Suit, Yoshi Suit, Animal Crossing Suit
MK8 Orange Circuit Special.png
Galaxy Air
Mushroom Piston
Peach & Daisy Royal Patisserie
Princess Orange
MK8 Peach Icon.pngMK8 Daisy Icon.pngPink YoshiOrange YoshiPink Shy GuyOrange Shy GuyMK8 Toadette Icon.pngMK8 BabyPeach Icon.pngMK8 BabyDaisy Icon.pngMK8 PGPeach Icon.pngMK8 DKong Icon.pngLarryMK8 Tanooki Mario Icon.pngMK8 Cat Peach Icon.pngVillager (female)MK8 Isabelle Icon.pngInkling Girl Orange, Pink Peach Suit, Kirby Suit, Varia Suit, Inkling Suit
MK8 Black Circuit.png
Bowser Oil
Lemmy's Tire Service
Mushroom Piston
MK8 MMario Icon.pngMK8DX Gold Mario Icon.pngYellow YoshiBlack YoshiMK8 ShyGuy Icon.pngYellow Shy GuyMK8 Black Shy Guy Icon.pngMK8 Bowser Icon.pngMK8 Wario Icon.pngRoyWendyMortonMK8 Dry Bowser Icon.pngMK8DX King Boo Icon.pngInkling GirlInkling Boy Yellow, Purple, Brown, Black Donkey Kong Suit, Bowser Suit, Wario Suit, Pac-Man Suit

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Circuit Special returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a High-End kart. Here, it uses the Slick tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Unlike previous appearances, it only appears with a blue and white varnish, regardless of the driver. This is due to the fact that the black, purple, and yellow varnish and the green varnish are reserved to two variants of the kart called the Black Circuit and Green Circuit, respectively, which are also classified as High-End karts. The Circuit Special increases the duration of Slipstream boosts and the amount of points earned for performing them.

The Circuit Special was introduced to the game in the Tokyo Tour and has since appeared in the First Pipe and Second Pipe of each tour. With the Cooking Tour, it was also added to the Daily Selects set. The table below lists other means through which the Circuit Special could be obtained by tour.

Tour Availability
Vancouver Tour Circuit Special Pack
$39.99 / €43.99 / AU$62.99
February 12, 2020 -
February 19, 2020


Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • 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

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Ground Speed: +0.5
  • Water Speed: -0.5
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.75
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Ground Handling: -0.5
  • Water Handling: -0.25
  • Air Handling: -0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.25
  • Traction: -0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.75

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png Slipstream Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1T.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1T
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit T.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit T
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball T.png
DS Waluigi Pinball T
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 3R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 3R
MKT Icon Vancouver Velocity T.png
Vancouver Velocity T
MKT Icon Toad Circuit R.png
3DS Toad Circuit R
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2T.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2T
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit.png
3DS Mario Circuit
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1R*
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit R.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit R**
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball R.png
DS Waluigi Pinball R*
MKT Icon Tokyo Blur R.png
Tokyo Blur R
MKT Icon Vancouver Velocity.png
Vancouver Velocity
MKT Icon Toad Circuit.png
3DS Toad Circuit
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 2R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 2R
MKT Icon 3DS Mario Circuit R.png
3DS Mario Circuit R**
MKT Icon RMX Mario Circuit 1RT.png
RMX Mario Circuit 1R/T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.


Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

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 Spanish for "Go"
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 Japanese and British English)
German Rennwagen Racing Car
Italian Autobolide GP Speedcar GP
Portuguese (NOA) Relâmpago GTI Lightning GTI
Portuguese (NOE) Flash Flash
Russian Спринтер
Korean 터보원
Turbo One
Chinese (Traditional) 疾速 1 號
Jísù 1 hào
Turbo One


  • Luigi's feet may sometimes clip through the bottom of the Circuit Special, which can be seen when the kart tumbles over.[1]