In the past when Super Mario speeds around the racetracks in his Mario Kart games, the cars he drives have always been fictitious, only existing as video game graphics. But that changes with Mario Kart 8 in which our hero has decided to opt for a new chariot: welcome the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Announced as part of a collaboration between Nintendo and the stylish car manufacturer, the diminutive plumber will have the chance to drive the sleek, silver-toned, compact SUV when selecting his racing vehicle.
So far, the in-game Downloadable Content in which Mario gets the chance to look cool in his brand new Mercedes-Benz is due to be available only in Japan. However, hopefully this will change shortly and Nintendo will allow the rest of the world to enjoy Mario’s first foray into real-world driving.