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This video shows just how insanely fast Mario Kart 8 is about to get with its latest update

Published Apr 9th, 2015 6:15PM EDT
Mario Kart 8 200cc
Image: Nintendo

It’s been almost a year since the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, but Nintendo is still giving players new reasons to jump back in with surprisingly frequent paid DLC releases and free updates. In a recent Nintendo Direct, the company announced that a new 200cc mode would be coming to the console racer, but you need to see it to understand just how fast it can be.

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For those unfamiliar with the Mario Kart franchise, there have traditionally been three engine classes to choose from: 50cc, 100cc and 150cc. The higher the class, the faster (and therefore more difficult) the race becomes. The jump from 150cc to 200cc might not sound like much on paper, but a comparison video from Nintendo should help illustrate the perilous speed of 200cc.

Still not convinced? Here’s another comparison between the two engine classes:

And finally, a full race on Grumble Volcano complete in less than a minute and thirty seconds at 200cc:

The free update will be available to download on April 23rd.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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