Mach 8

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Mach 8
MKT Icon Mach8.png
The Mach 8 in Mario Kart Tour
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 from the Mario Kart series. 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. The emblem is located on the hood and either side of the tailfin.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Mach 8 debuts in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as a kart body. It is a midweight component that offers good speed, 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 can 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. Champion's Tunic Link uses this vehicle as well but is equipped with 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 uses the Slim tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The kart increases the duration of slipstreams and awards bonus points for performing one. The game introduces a koinobori-styled variant called the Karp Kart, which is classified as a High-End kart.

The Mach 8 is available in most pipes and is part of the Daily Selects; it has also been made available through other, specific means. The following table lists instances of special availability for the Mach 8 by tour.

Tour Available in / as
Peach Tour Classic Car Pipe

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; during the spirit's assigned battle, 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 1,000 Spirit Points at regular price.

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png Slipstream Plus
Favored courses Bonus points ×2
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit R.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit R
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar R.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R
MKT Icon Rock Rock Mountain T.png
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T
Bonus points ×1.5
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit T.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit T
MKT Icon Shy Guy Bazaar RT.png
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R/T
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion T.png
Luigi's Mansion T
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball.png
Waluigi Pinball
MKT Icon Toad Circuit.png
3DS Toad Circuit
MKT Icon Toad Circuit T.png
3DS Toad Circuit T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1R.png
SNES Donut Plains 1R
MKT Icon Royal Raceway R.png
N64 Royal Raceway R


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

Trivia[edit]

  • Like the Blue Seven, the Mach 8's name could be a reference to the game it originates from, Mario Kart 8. It could also be a reference to the Mach Five from Speed Racer, since both vehicles are made for racing.