Gold Glider

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Gold Glider
Advantages None
Disadvantages None
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8

The Gold Glider is an unlockable glider in Mario Kart 7. It highly resembles the Super Glider, except that the Gold Glider has a golden color surrounding it. It can be unlocked by connecting with 100 people with StreetPass, or by collecting 10,000 coins. The Gold Glider does not offer any stat boosts and is therefore a purely aesthetic unlockable. It does, however, slightly increases the kart's gliding distance.

When the Gold Gilder is combined with the Gold Tires and Gold Standard body, they complete the whole Gold Standard. This kart gives great speed (the 2nd biggest boost in the game) and good weight, but has a bad handling boost and abysmal off-road (the smallest boost in the game).

The Gold Glider returns as an unlockable glider in Mario Kart 8. Instead of being entirely gold, it is now black with a gold ring and a number eight on top.

Stat boosts[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: 0
  • Weight: 0
  • Handling: 0
  • Off-Road: 0

Whole Gold Standard[edit]

  • Speed: +1.25
  • Acceleration : -0.75
  • Weight: +0.75
  • Handling: -1.25
  • Off-Road: -2.75

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: 0
  • Weight: 0
  • Handling: 0
  • Traction: 0

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールドカイト
Gold Kite
Spanish (NOA) Ala dorada Golden wing
Spanish (NOE) Dorada Golden
French Or Gold
Dutch Gouden vleugel Golden wing
German Goldgleiter Gold Glider



  • The Gold Glider is the only gold part not to have a different name in Europe and Australia.