Can't wait to see THAT sight. This is going to be glorious.
In the meantime, though, MK8 owners can put the game's regular cast in the new vehicles provided by the Mercedes DLC. Being free, don't expect super amazing new stat combinations, as all three bodies and the one new tire set are all clones of existing stuff. The GLA is the new counterpart to the Steel Driver, Tri-Speeder, Badwagon and Standard ATV, the W25 Silver Arrow is a reskin of the Pipe Frame, Standard Bike, Flame Rider, Varmint and Wild Wiggler, while the 300 SL Roadster is a clone of the Standard Kart, Cat Cruiser, Prancer, Sneeker, The Duke and Teddy Buggy. Meanwhile, the GLA tires are nothing more than Standard/Off-Road tires. At least they could've done new players a favor and made them a clone of the Slick tires, just so that they aren't at the mercy of random unlocks just to get one of the most widely used tire stat sets. Oh well. I'm going to be honest, if not for the Mercedes logo in front those don't really look that much out of place, especially the Silver Arrow. The other two are more standard fare, I guess, but we already have stuff like the Sports Coupe anyway, so it's not that bad.
A few other features were included in that update, including the ability to have the minimap on the screen! Just press the - button, and voilà! It was about time too, having to look down at the gamepad to see where you were compared to your competition (especially when leading) got annoying. The map is still as useless as ever on Mario Circuit, though. We also get to see previously invisible stats such as win-loss record, total number of coins, and so on. Why weren't they visible out of the box, if the game was keeping track of them? I have no idea. The number of coins is especially useful, just so you know how far (far far far) away you are from unlocking the Gold Glider.
And then of course there's support for the upcoming DLC packs. Yep, as most people expected Nintendo's now jumping on the DLC bandwagon. I'll give them props, though: they gave us a full game, THEN added some extra DLC content instead of withholding what we've come to expect and selling it to us as DLC later. Big surprise, though: no Bowser Jr., no Diddy, no Birdo. Instead, we have Cat Peach and Tanooki Mario, as if they had no idea of the outcry over Pink Gold Peach. Or maybe they're just trolling. But more bizarrely, we also get the Villager, Isabelle, and LINK. Well I'd be lying if I said I hated the idea. Link in a Mario Kart game... at least the Animal Crossing crew are a bit more at home. And then there's the relatively expected Dry Bowser to round out a narrow super heavyweight crew. Cat Peach also does the same thing to the middleweight class (provided she even remains middleweight), but she still should've been an alternate costume like the Yoshi and Shy Guy colors you get for pre-ordering both DLC packs. (I did a few races online just now, lots of Yoshis and Shy Guys!) Same for Tanooki Mario.