Bolt Buggy

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Bolt Buggy
MK7 Bolt Buggy.png
The Bolt Buggy in Mario Kart 7
Strong stats Speed, Weight, Off-Road
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7

The Bolt Buggy is a kart from the Mario Kart series. It resembles the Pipe Frame with yellow chassis and a pair of headlights in the front. 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 returned in the beta version of Mario Kart Tour and has yet to appear in the final game. It used the Monster tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.


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


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 Banana Mobile
Portuguese Velozmóvel Quick Mobile
Korean 바나나버기
Banana Buggy