Mach 8

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Mach 8
Mach8BodyMK8.png
Strong stats Speed, Weight (MK8) Weight, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Acceleration, Traction (MK8) Acceleration, Handling (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo), Mario Kart Tour

The Mach 8 is a kart body appearing in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It resembles both a jet with a turbine-shaped grille in the front and the Formula One cars of the 1950s, having a color combination reminiscent of the blue and yellow OSCA Tipo G 4500 with a more intense blue color while sporting a yellow racing stripe and tailfin. Probably because of that, it is represented in the artworks of Mario Kart 8 with Slim tires.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Mach 8 is good at speed and weight, but has below average acceleration and poor traction. The front and back of the body illuminate when the body goes into anti-gravity mode. The kart itself shares the same exact stats with the Sports Coupe, Circuit Special, Gold Standard, B Dasher, and P-Wing. The engine is supercharged, and it could be heard when the kart is moving.

CPU-controlled Luigi may occasionally use this vehicle body, often paired with the Slim tires. In fact, Luigi's main artwork also depicts him driving the Mach 8. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, CPU Yoshi is also seen occasionally using this body with the Slim tires. Breath of the Wild-style Link uses this vehicle as well but uses the Triforce Tires instead.

While the Mach 8 is a starting vehicle body in Mario Kart 8, in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it must be unlocked by collecting coins. Its stats have also changed to slightly boosting weight and traction, while slightly lowering acceleration and handling. It shares stats with only the Sports Coupe and Inkstriker.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Mach 8 returns in Mario Kart Tour where it is classified as a Super kart. It appears to be equipped with tires similar to the Slim tires from Mario Kart 8 and its Nintendo Switch port.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Luigi's Mach 8 appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Advanced-type support spirit that takes up two support slots. When the spirit is used in certain spirit battles, the screen will never flip upside down. The spirit's puppet fighter is Luigi on the Mario Circuit stage and every fighter is under the effect of high gravity. The enemy can deal damage by simply running into the player. Other than the Spirit Board, the spirit can be obtained from Funky Kong's Shack for 1000 Spirit Points.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart series[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
  • Water Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Ground Handling: -0.25
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: +0.25
  • Traction: +0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: 0

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Mach 8 SSBU Mach 8 Spirit.png Mario Kart Series Support (2) Advanced Screen-Flip Immunity Funky Kong's Shack; Spirit Board Luigi Hazard: High Gravity
Rule: Item: Mario Kart
  • All fighters have reduced jump ability
  • The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
Mario Circuit Mario Kart Stadium - Mario Kart 8

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Gフォース
G Fōsu
G-Force
Spanish Mach 8 -
French (NOA) Mach 8 -
French (NOE) Proto 8 "Proto" is short for "prototype"
Dutch Mach 8 -
German Turboflitzer Turbo Sportster
Italian Mach 8 -
Portuguese (NOA) Mach 8 -
Portuguese (NOE) Flecha 8 Arrow 8
Russian Стратокарт
Stratokart
Stratokart
Korean G포스
G Poseu
G-Force