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The Zucchini.
Advantages Speed
Disadvantages Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7

The Zucchini (known as the Gherkin in Europe and Australia) is an unlockable kart part in Mario Kart 7. The Zucchini may have been inspired by the Cucumber from Mario Kart DS. It resembles a mid sixties Formula One racecar, particularly those made by Lotus.

The Zucchini offers a speed boost, while hindering acceleration and handling. It is tied with the B Dasher, Blue Seven, and Bruiser for having the highest speed of all kart bodies. In terms of its hidden stats, however, the Zucchini hardly has any pros outside of its speed stat, and as a result, it has the lowest stat total of all the kart bodies in the game.

Stat boosts[edit]

  • Speed: +0.5
  • Sea Speed: -0.5
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: 0
  • Handling: -0.25
  • Sea Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Off-Road: 0
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.5
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: 0


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Pepinomóvil Cucumber Mobile
Spanish (NOE) Pepino-Móvil Cucumber-Mobile
French Cornichon Gherkin
Dutch Komkommer GTi Cucumber GTI, "GTi" stands for Gran Turismo injectie (Gran Turismo Injection)
German Renngurke Racing Cucumber
Italian Cetriolampo From "cetriolo" (cucumber) and "lampo" (lightning)
Portuguese Pepinomóvel Cucumber Mobile