Circuit Special

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Circuit Special
Circuit Special from Mario Kart Tour
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.

History[edit]

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 and King Boo occasionally use this body, 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.

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

Color schemes[edit]

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

Color Decals Characters Mii Colors Mii amiibo Racing Suits
Circuit Special body from Mario Kart 8
Blue/White/Red
100% Organic Antifreeze
Boomerang Bros. International Airlines
Lemmy's Tire Service
Mushroom Piston
Princess Orange
Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Rosalina's head icon in Mario Kart 8Red YoshiBlue YoshiLight-blue YoshiWhite YoshiToad's head icon in Mario Kart 8Blue Shy GuyLight-blue Shy GuyWhite Shy Guy iconLakitu's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Rosalina's head icon in Mario Kart 8Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Dry Bones's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.LudwigLink's icon from Mario Kart 8Inkling 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
The icon for the green Circuit Special.
Green
1-Up Racing
Galaxy Air
Mushroom Piston
Propeller Toad Transport
Luigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Yoshi's head icon in Mario Kart 8Koopa Troopa's head icon in Mario Kart 8Green Shy GuyBaby Luigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8IggyLemmyVillager (male)Bowser Jr.'s head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Inkling 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
Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8Daisy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Pink YoshiOrange YoshiPink Shy GuyOrange Shy GuyToadette's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8Baby Daisy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Pink Gold Peach's head icon in Mario Kart 8Donkey Kong's head icon in Mario Kart 8LarryTanooki Mario's icon from Mario Kart 8Cat Peach's icon from Mario Kart 8Villager (female)Isabelle's icon, from Mario Kart 8.Inkling Girl Orange, Pink Peach Suit, Kirby Suit, Varia Suit, Inkling Suit
The black Circuit Special.
Black/Purple/Yellow
Bowser Oil
Lemmy's Tire Service
Mushroom Piston
Metal Mario's head icon in Mario Kart 8Gold Mario's icon from Mario Kart 8 DeluxeYellow YoshiBlack YoshiShy Guy's head icon in Mario Kart 8Yellow Shy GuyBlack Shy Guy iconBowser's head icon in Mario Kart 8Wario's head icon in Mario Kart 8RoyWendyMortonDry Bowser's icon, from Mario Kart 8.King Boo's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.Inkling 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 color, regardless of the driver. This is due to the fact that the black, purple and yellow version and the green version are reserved to two variants of the kart called the Black Circuit and Green Circuit, respectively, which are also have the High-End classification. The Circuit Special increases the duration of Slipstream boosts and the amount of points earned for performing Slipstreams.

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. Starting with the Cooking Tour, it is also available in the Daily Selects shop. 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

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]

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

Gallery[edit]

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
Chinese (Simplified) 疾速1号
Chinese (Traditional) 疾速1號
Jísù 1 hào
Turbo One
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)
French (NOA) Rapido Spanish for Go
French (NOE) Mach-célère Pun on Mach and accélère ("accelerate")
German Rennwagen Racing Car
Italian Autobolide GP Speedcar GP
Korean 터보원
Teobowon
Turbo One
Portuguese (NOA) Relâmpago GTI Lightning GTI
Portuguese (NOE) Flash Flash
Russian Спринтер
Sprinter
Sprinter
Spanish Relámpago 1 Lightning 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ smallmariofindings (December 23, 2020). Tumblr. Retrieved December 30, 2020.