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 an unlockable kart body in Mario Kart 8. The kart resembles a Formula One car with exhaust pipes below the spoiler, 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 from Mario Kart Wii. In fact, its Dutch name is the Sprinter 2.0, making it a successor to the Sprinter and 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.

History[edit]

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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 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, it is now 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 with the MKTV Parafoil instead. The Circuit Special now only shares stats with the B Dasher and the P-Wing, boosting speed and weight while lowering acceleration, handling, and traction.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Circuit Special returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a High-End kart. Slipstreaming lasts longer and yields more points while using this kart. It uses the Slick tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Unlike before, the kart's varnish does not change depending on the character using it, as it always uses the blue and white varnish. This is due to the fact that the black, purple, and yellow varnish is instead used by a variant of the kart called the Black Circuit, which is also classified as a High-End kart.

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
CircuitSpecialBodyMK8.png
Blue/White
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
Green
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
Orange/Yellow
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
Black/Purple/Yellow
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

Statistics[edit]

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]

MKT Icon Slipstream.png Slipstream Plus
Favored Courses
Three Star Mario Circuit 1TYoshi Circuit TWaluigi Pinball TMario Circuit 3RNeo Bowser City TMKT Icon MarioCircuit2SNES.pngMario Circuit 2TMario Circuit
Two Star Mario Circuit 1RYoshi Circuit RWaluigi Pinball R MKT Icon ToadCircuit3DS.pngMario Circuit 2RMario Circuit RTokyo Blur 1R

Gallery[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
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
Sprinter
Sprinter
Korean 터보원
Teobowon
Turbo One