Bolt Buggy

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Bolt Buggy
MKT Icon BoltBuggy.png
The Bolt Buggy in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Speed, Weight, Off-Road
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour

The Bolt Buggy is a kart in the Mario Kart series. It resembles the Pipe Frame with a yellow chassis similar to Donkey Kong's color scheme and a pair of headlights in the front. The emblem is located on the back of the kart. The Varmint from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a similar design to this vehicle.


Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Bolt Buggy first appears in Mario Kart 7 as a default kart body part. It boosts speed, weight, and off-road, but its acceleration and handling are hindered during the process. It is one of the only five karts to increase off-road boost, with the other four being the Bumble V, Cact-X, Pipe Frame, and Tiny Tug. Also, the Bolt Buggy is tied with the B Dasher and Blue Seven for the lowest acceleration of all kart bodies. The engine sound is actually a lower pitched version of several karts from Mario Kart DS, such as the Poltergust 4000, ROB-LGS and Zipper. It also sounds similar to the Koopa King from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! It has the lowest calculated stat total of all kart bodies.

CPU-controlled Bowser, Donkey Kong and Rosalina can occasionally be seen driving in this body.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Bolt Buggy appears in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a tour-exclusive Super kart. It is the signature kart of Funky Kong. The Bolt Buggy offers longer-lasting slipstreams and yields more points for performing one. It uses the Monster tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It also has a black and red variant called the Dark Buggy, which is classified as a tour-exclusive High-End kart exclusive to the Exploration Tour.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart 7 stat boosts[edit]

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png Slipstream Plus
Favored courses Bonus points ×2
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle R.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
MKT Icon Vanilla Lake 1R.png
SNES Vanilla Lake 1R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert R.png
N64 Kalimari Desert R
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1.png
SNES Donut Plains 1
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle RT.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1RT.png
SNES Donut Plains 1R/T
Bonus points ×1.5
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert.png
N64 Kalimari Desert
MKT Icon RMX Choco Island 1.png
RMX Choco Island 1
MKT Icon Dino Dino Jungle T.png
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T
MKT Icon DK Pass R.png
DS DK Pass R
MKT Icon Kalimari Desert T.png
N64 Kalimari Desert T
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1R.png
SNES Donut Plains 1R
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach 2T.png
SNES Koopa Troopa Beach 2T
MKT Icon Airship Fortress.png
DS Airship Fortress
MKT Icon Airship Fortress T.png
DS Airship Fortress T
MKT Icon Los Angeles Laps R.png
Los Angeles Laps R
MKT Icon Los Angeles Laps.png
Los Angeles Laps
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Thundering onto the #MarioKartTour track is the Bolt Buggy! This banana-colored monster machine is great for off-roading and straightaways. There's no time to wave goodbye to your rivals when you're fast as lightning!"[1]


Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バナナバギー
Banana Buggy
Spanish Kartplátano Banana Kart
French Buggy Banane Banana Buggy
Dutch Bananenbuggy Banana Buggy
German Bananabuggy Banana Buggy
Italian Bananauto From banana and auto (car)
Portuguese (NOA) Buguelâmpago From bugue (buggy) and relâmpago (lightning)
Portuguese (NOE) Velozmóvel Quick Mobile
Russian Быстрый багги
Bystryy baggi
Quick buggy
Korean 바나나버기
Banana Buggy


  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (May 23, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved May 24, 2020.