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The Zucchini.
Strong stats Speed
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7

The Zucchini (known as the Gherkin in Europe and Australia) is an unlockable kart part in Mario Kart 7. It resembles a mid sixties Formula One racecar, particularly those made by Lotus. It is seen as a counterpart to the Cucumber from Mario Kart DS, and Classic Dragster from Mario Kart Wii.

The Zucchini offers a speed boost, while hindering acceleration and handling. It is tied with the B Dasher, Blue Seven, and Bruiser for having the highest speed of all kart bodies. In terms of its hidden stats, however, the Zucchini hardly has any pros outside of its speed stat, and as a result, it has the lowest stat total of all the kart bodies in the game.

Stat boosts[edit]

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Pepinomóvil Cucumber Mobile
Spanish (NOE) Pepino-Móvil Cucumber-Mobile
French (NOA) Courgette Zucchini
French (NOE) Cornichon Gherkin
Dutch Komkommer GTi Cucumber GTI, "GTi" stands for Gran Turismo injectie (Gran Turismo Injection)
German Renngurke Racing Cucumber
Italian Cetriolampo From "cetriolo" (cucumber) and "lampo" (lightning)
Portuguese Pepinomóvel Cucumber Mobile