The makers of Mario Kart 8 have a very loose definition of the word ‘kart’.
Nintendo is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz to create a free DLC add on for the game, which will give players the ability to race around in the new Mercedes GLA. This will easily be the most realistic car in the history of the franchise, but there’s no word yet on how its speed and handling will compare to the other vehicles in the game.
The GLA will be available for download in Japan this summer, with North American release details being announced soon. Best of all, Mercedes has even produced a cool TV spot featuring a live-action Mario and the car, which you can see above.
Here are some still of the GLA in the game: