The Circuit Special is an unlockable kart in Mario Kart 8. It resembles a modern Formula One car, like the Sprinter in Mario Kart Wii.

It offers good speed & weight, but bad acceleration & traction. It shares its stats with the Sports CoupeMach 8, B Dasher, and the P-Wing.

The colors of the kart change based on the character who rides it.

The tail lights attached to the vehicle's foils light up whenever the player uses the kart in a night-based course. 

A CPU-controlled Yoshi, Rosalina, Metal Mario, and Pink Gold Peach may occasionally use this vehicle body, often paired with the Standard tires.


Stat Name Stat Value
Speed +0.5
Acceleration -0.25
Weight +0.25
Handling 0
Traction: -1

Color Schemes

Blue White 100% Organic Antifreeze MK8 Mario Icon MK8 Rosalina Icon YoshiRed-MK8 YoshiLightBlue-MK8 YoshiBlue-MK8 YoshiWhite-MK8 MK8 Toad Icon ShyGuyLightBlue-MK8 ShyGuyBlue-MK8 ShyGuyWhite-MK8 MK8 Lakitu Icon MK8 BabyMario Icon MK8 BabyRosalina Icon MK8 Waluigi Icon MK8 Ludwig Icon MK8 Link Icon
Boomerang Bros.
International Airlines
Green White 1-Up Racing MK8 Luigi Icon MK8 Yoshi Icon MK8 Koopa Icon ShyGuyGreen-MK8
MK8 BabyLuigi Icon MK8 Iggy Icon MK8 Lemmy Icon VillagerMale-Icon-MK8
Galaxy Airlines
Mushroom Piston
Propeller Toad Transport
Yellow Orange Peach & Daisy MK8 Peach Icon MK8 Daisy Icon YoshiOrange-MK8 YoshiPink-MK8 ShyGuyOrange-MK8 ShyGuyPink-MK8 MK8 Toadette Icon MK8 BabyPeach Icon MK8 BabyDaisy Icon MK8 PGPeach Icon MK8 DKong Icon
MK8 Larry Icon MK8 Tanooki Mario Icon MK8 Cat Peach Icon VillagerFemale-Icon-MK8 MK8 Isabelle Icon
Princess Orange
Black Yellow


Bowser Oil MK8 MMario Icon YoshiYellow-MK8 YoshiBlack-MK8 MK8 ShyGuy Icon ShyGuyYellow-MK8 ShyGuyBlack-MK8 MK8 Bowser Icon MK8 Wario Icon MK8 Roy Icon MK8 Wendy Icon MK8 Morton Icon MK8 Dry Bowser Icon
Lemmy's Tire Service


  • The Circuit Special is possibly the successor of the Sprinter, further proving the modern style of Formula One Racecars. The first was the B Dasher from Mario Kart DS, which resembles more of a Formula car from the 1960s.
  • Since the Circuit Special has low traction on the road, it has poor performance on drifting. This is strange because normally Formula One Cars can turn easily on asphalt, but cannot grip on dirt very well.
  • The green varnish for the Circuit Special greatly resembles the green varnish for the Sport Bike. The kart also has the orange & yellow varish, which greatly resembles the same varnish for the Sport Bike.
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe vehicle parts
Bodies Karts Standard KartPipe FrameMach 8Steel DriverCat CruiserCircuit SpecialTri-SpeederBadwagonPrancerBiddybuggyLandshipSneekerSports CoupeGold StandardGLA+ • W 25 Silver Arrow+ • 300 SL Roadster+ • Blue Falcon+ • Tanooki Kart+ • B Dasher+ • Streetle+ • P-Wing+ • Koopa Clown*
Bikes Standard BikeCometSport BikeThe DukeFlame RiderVarmintMr. ScootyJet BikeYoshi BikeMaster Cycle+ • City Tripper+
ATVs Standard ATVWild WigglerTeddy BuggyBone Rattler+ • Splat Buggy* • Inkstriker*
Wheels StandardMonsterRollerSlimSlickMetalButtonOff-RoadSpongeWoodCushionBlue StandardHot MonsterAzure RollerCrimson SlimCyber SlickRetro Off-RoadGold TiresGLA Tires+ • Triforce Tires+ • Leaf Tires+
Gliders Super GliderCloud GliderWario WingWaddle WingPeach ParasolParachuteParafoilFlower GliderBowser KitePlane GliderMKTV ParafoilGold GliderHylian Kite+ • Paper Glider+
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.