The Flame Flyer is a large-sized kart that appears in Mario Kart Wii. This kart's appearance is similar to a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda due to its front fascia and overall design, its six exhaust pipes (three on each side) and its engine sticking out of its hood. The kart also features flame motifs and bears the Mario Kart trademark name on the tires.
Mario Kart Wii
The Flame Flyer kart features great speed and weight, along with good drift and Mini-Turbo performing; it is the fourth fastest vehicle (third fastest kart) in the game, with its speed being tied with that of the Sneakster. It is also rather heavy, with its weight being tied with the Standard Kart L and Wario Bike. However, it suffers from poor handling and is tied with the Spear in off-road performance, both having the second worst off-road in the game.
Additionally, the Flame Flyer has the worst acceleration in the game. However, if Waluigi or Large Mii uses the Flame Flyer, the acceleration will exceed that of the Flame Runner as both characters receive an acceleration bonus. And if Donkey Kong uses the Flame Flyer, the acceleration will be the same as the Flame Runner. Waluigi's Flame Flyer's acceleration can even exceed that of the Jetsetter's and Wild Wing's by one point.
The kart's bike counterpart is the Flame Runner. The Flame Flyer shares its engine sound with the Mini Beast and the Wild Wing. The exact same sound is recycled for B Dasher and Bruiser in Mario Kart 7.
Mario Kart Tour
The Flame Flyer returns in Mario Kart Tour. It appears to be equipped with the Off-Road tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. However, unlike its Mario Kart Wii appearance, it only has Bowser's coloration no matter which driver is using it. It is classified as a Super kart with Rocket Start Plus.
Profiles and statistics
Mario Kart Wii
Trading Card information
"It's a muscle car revival! Who can deny the awesome presence of a blower popping out of the hood? The Flame Flyer packs very high levels for Speed and Weight, with lower levels for Acceleration and Handling stats."
Names in other languages