Flame Flyer

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Not to be confused with Flame Runner or Flame Rider.
Flame Flyer
MKT Icon FlameFlyer.png
The Flame Flyer in Mario Kart Tour
Size Class Large
Strong stats Speed, Weight, Drift, Mini-Turbo
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling, Off-Road
Appearances Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart Tour

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 that moves. The kart also features flame motifs and bears the Mario Kart trademark name on the tires. The emblem is located on the sides and rear of the kart.


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

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, meaning it starts off very slow without any start-up boost. 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. If Bowser rides the Flame Flyer, its weight will tie with the Offroader and its speed also ties with the Sprinter.

The kart's bike counterpart is the Flame Runner. Compared to the Honeycoupe, the Flame Flyer is faster, but is slightly lighter and has worse drifting and Mini-Turbo. 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.

Color schemes[edit]

  • Wario – Purple with yellow and orange flames.
  • Waluigi – Dark purple with yellow flames.
  • Donkey Kong – Brown with lime-green flames.
  • Bowser – Dark green with yellow flames.
  • King Boo – Black with pink flames.
  • Rosalina – Turquoise with blue flames.
  • Funky Kong – Red with azure flames.
  • Dry Bowser – Grey with dark-red flames.
  • Male Mii – Yellow with blue flames.
  • Female Mii – Pink with white flames.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Flame Flyer returns in Mario Kart Tour. It uses 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. The engine also does not move. It is classified as a Super kart with Rocket Start Plus. The game also introduces a white and pink variant named the Wildfire Flyer, which is a High-End kart that is exclusive to the Winter Tour.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Speed: 62/80
Weight: 59/80
Acceleration: 16/80
Handling: 21/80
Drift: 48/80
Off-road: 18/80
Mini-turbo: 48/80
Vehicle Type:

Trading Card information[edit]

Trading Card

"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."

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

MKT Icon RocketStart.png Rocket Start Plus
Favored Courses
Three Star MKT Icon DinoDinoJungleGCN Yoshi.pngBowser's Castle 1TMKT Icon DKPassDS BabyRosalina.pngNew York Minute 2R/T
Two Star Dino Dino Jungle RMKT Icon ShyGuyBazaar3DS KingBoo.pngDK Pass RRock Rock Mountain RDaisy Hills TNeo Bowser City TNew York Minute TNew York Minute RNew York Minute R/TRMX Mario Circuit 1R


Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアホットロッド
Faia Hotto Roddo
Fire Hot Rod
Spanish Carro Fulminante Crushing Car
French (NOA) Crache-flammes Flame-belcher
French (NOE) Crache-feu Fire-belcher
German Feuerschleuder Fire Slingshot
Italian Fiamma volante Flying Flame
Portuguese (NOA) Flamejante Flaming
Korean 파이어카트
Paieo Kateu
Fire Kart


  • Despite that the exhaust pipes are located on the sides of the vehicle, the cloud of exhaust still comes out from the back of the vehicle when the player gets an engine bust.
  • The official artwork of Bowser driving his Flame Flyer depicts him chucking a Spiny Shell with his left hand, even though drivers use their right hand to toss items.
  • If Rosalina, any Mii, or Funky Kong use the Flame Flyer, its speed will surpass the Sprinter's default speed by 1, 1, and 2 points respectively. On the other hand, if used by Bowser will have the same speed as the Sprinter's default speed.
  • Although Funky Kong's Flame Flyer can surpass the Sprinter's default speed by 2 points, it falls short of surpassing the Spear's default speed by 1 point.