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Strong stats Weight, Traction
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Badwagon is a default kart body that appears in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The kart body resembles a pink muscle car. Though muscle cars are typically built for speed, the Badwagon does not offer a ground speed boost (though it offers a water speed boost); it excels at weight and traction while acceleration and handling are lowered.

The back of the car is adorned with stereo speakers, tailfins, and neon lights, with a logo of Roy Koopa's company, Roy Smooth Sounds, on the back. The stereo speakers and the lights animate to the beat of the background music, while they are idle in the beginning of the race and briefly when the final lap jingle plays. It shares its stats with the Tri-Speeder, the Steel Driver, the Standard ATV, and the GLA. Artwork of the kart also shows that it has 4-wheel steering, though it is not used in-game. It has a distinctive engine noise, which suggest that it is possibly powered by a V-twin motorcycle engine.

A CPU-controlled Peach will occasionally use this vehicle body, paired with the Standard tires.


  • Ground Speed: 0
  • Water Speed: +0.5
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: +0.5
  • Ground Handling: -0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.75
  • Air Handling: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.75
  • Traction: +0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.75


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビートデイモン
Beat Demon
Spanish (NOA) Clásico Classic
Spanish (NOE) Pandillero From pandilla (gang)
French (NOA) Stéréo-bolide Porte-manteau with stéréo, referring to the stereo speakers on the back and bolide, a fast vehicle.
French (NOE) Beat-bolide From beat and bolide (racing car)
Dutch Blingbolide Bling Racing Car
German Cool-Cabrio Cool convertible
Italian Discocabrio Disco-convertible
Portuguese Estereomóvel Stereomobile