Mach 8

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Mach 8
Mach 8 from Mario Kart Tour
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 Mach 8 increases the duration of Slipstream boosts and the number of points earned for performing Slipstreams.

The game introduces a koinobori-styled variant called the Karp Kart, which is classified as a High-End kart. The Mach 8 has been regularly available in pipes and is part of the Daily Selects set.

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. The spirit can be obtained from the Spirit Board as well as 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 Slipstream Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Slipstream Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
SNES Mario Circuit 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1
GCN Yoshi Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit R
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
GCN Yoshi Circuit from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit
GCN Yoshi Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit T
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Shy Guy Bazaar R/T*
DS Luigi's Mansion T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Luigi's Mansion T
DS Waluigi Pinball from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball
3DS Toad Circuit from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit**
3DS Toad Circuit T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit T
SNES Donut Plains 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 1R
N64 Royal Raceway R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway R

* 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.

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
89 Mach 8 Mach 8's Spirit sprite from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 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
Chinese G力量
G Lìliàng
G-Force
Dutch Mach 8 -
French (NOA) Mach 8 -
French (NOE) Proto 8 "Proto" is short for "prototype"
German Turboflitzer Turbo Sportster
Italian Mach 8 -
Korean G포스
G Poseu
G-Force
Portuguese (NOA) Mach 8 -
Portuguese (NOE) Flecha 8 Arrow 8
Russian Стратокарт
Stratokart
Stratokart
Spanish Mach 8 -

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.