The Special Zones are areas of unknown location. They contain a purple and curving half-pipe, which possesses rectangular gaps on the edges and is large enough for a car to drive inside it, that leads through it. Above the half-pipe, there is either a yellow sky or a roof with triangular figures floating in the air. Inside the half-pipe, there is an abundance of Rings.
Having entered the Mobius 5000 against Dr. Robotnik's Race Bots, Sonic, Tails and Professor Caninestein entered the Special Zone to take a shortcut around the Casino Night Zone during a traffic jam. By collecting enough Rings, the trio was able to catch up to EX-Moto.
- The Special Zone is based on the Special Stages from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, specifically the Special Stage from the Sega Mega Drive video game Sonic the Hedgehog 2.