In Mario Kart 8, most vehicles have other counterparts that have absolutely identical stats across the board. For example, the Mach 8, Circuit Special, Sports Coupe and Gold Standard all have the same stats. Well, I've seen people say that since high-end competitive play will probably revolve around one specific combination, as it did in Wii and 7, this will create more variety since you won't see the same vehicle all the freaking time.
But can we really call it variety? Those vehicles are just reskins of each other, they do the exact same thing, they just look different. So functionally they're the same, no variety at all involved. For me, real variety would involve different stat spreads all being viable and commonly used at the same time. A pipe dream, when you consider that Flame Runner Funky's advantage in MKW over Flame Runner Rosalina and Mach Bike Daisy was quite negligeable, with the results that we all know. But still, I don't think reskins count as real variety. It's like saying, hey, Keldeo has two forms that do the exact same thing, but they look different, so variety!
Am I the only one who thinks that way?