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What Are The Best Karts In Mario Kart 8?

“What are the best karts in Mario Kart 8?” I hear you ask? Well, we’re here to answer that question for you by listing all of the best karts in the game.

What Are The Best Karts In Mario Kart 8?

Mario Kart 8 is considered one of the best racing games of all time, and for good measure too. It comes with a myriad of customizability options, including kart tires and several other options.

At first sight, it may all seem overwhelming regarding which kart to choose from. Fret not, as we are here to help. So as customary, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best vehicles in the game along with their standout features to help you win that race.

Pipe Frame

What Are The Best Karts In Mario Kart 8?

We know the folks have missed this one and rightfully so. Joining our list in the first place is the good ol’ Pipe Frame. The vehicle comes with extremely good acceleration and equally good handling, allowing you to make swift turns. 

Pipe Frame’s speed is relatively average and does not have good traction. In comparison to other Karts, its weight is quite less, which can give other Karts a definite edge over it. 

In terms of stats, Pipe Frame is similar to Wild Wiggler, Standard Bike, Flame Rider, and City Tripper. 

Mach 8

What Are The Best Karts In Mario Kart 8?

Mach 8 is an old favorite that excels in terms of speed and weight. In terms of appearances, it has an uncanny resemblance to the Formula 1 cars of 1950 and is mostly paired up with a CPU-handled Luigi by users. Mach 8 comes in a standard blue and yellow color which cannot be customized. 

On the downside, it has a rather poor acceleration rate and is relatively weak in its traction compared to others which may leave it lagging behind other rides.

Statistically, it comes close to the Sports Coup, Circuit Special, Gold Standard, B Dasher, and the P-Wing. 


What Are The Best Karts In Mario Kart 8?

Next on our list is the Landship kart, which can be unlocked with coins. This kart takes the signature color of its character, making it extremely customizable. Landship’s body and wheels are made from wood and it is most commonly associated with Bowser Jr. 

The kart is considered to have one of the highest acceleration rates and is relatively easy to handle which makes it a great bet for users.

Even though it has many plus points, the traction is certainly not the best and is compromised in terms of speed in comparison to others. It is also relatively lightweight which can increase the possibility of it being pushed by other karts from the track. However, it does help with the speed stats.

Overall, the kart has similar stats to Biddybuggy and Mr.Scooty.


What Are The Best Karts In Mario Kart 8?

Also famously known as buggybud, the vehicle is available from the start and hence can be used by new players right away. The kart was inspired by Super Mario’s enemy Biggybud which resembles a ladybug in appearance. Depending on the rider, the kart’s color can vary between red, green, yellow, pink, or blue.

The Biddybuggy is relatively easy to handle in comparison to other karts. However, the winner for us is its acceleration which tops the list for that facet. 

It also has commendable top speed and handling, however, the traction may not be the best. Additionally, the weight makes it an easy target to offset by other karts.

In terms of statistics, it’s quite similar to Landship and Mr.Scooty.

Sports Coupe

What Are The Best Karts In Mario Kart 8?

Our next ride is an unlockable kart which players can get once they’ve unlocked all of its parts via hard-earned coins. It has a classic sports car look which makes it attractive for a lot of players. A standout feature that separates it from other vehicles on this list is that its exhaust lies on the top of the bonnet.

In terms of the kart’s features, it has exceptional speed and is a heavyweight which makes it a good competitor on the tracks. 

If we look at this kart’s drawbacks then it has poor acceleration rate and traction which plays a role in the performance of the kart. It is neutral in its handling.

It takes after the Mach 8, Circuit Special, B Dasher, and P-Wing karts if we talk about statistics.


In a nutshell, even though Mario Kart 8 has a plethora of karts to choose from, all of which come with their pros and cons. While some may have good traction and speed, they’ll be compromising acceleration and weight instead. 

To ensure that you have the best possible chance of winning, it is vital to choose the correct kart that fits your skills. Therefore, if you prefer taking other racers out of the game, then choose a kart like Sports Coupe. However, if you prefer an early advantage and good handling, then Landship would be the best.

That brings us to the end of this guide. Thank you for reading. 

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