Gold Standard

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Gold Standard
Gold Standard.png
Strong stats Speed, Weight
Weak stats Acceleration, Off-Road (MK7)
Acceleration, Traction (MK8)
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Gold Standard (known as the Gold Kart in Europe and Australia) is an unlockable kart part in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8.

As its name implies, the kart is a gold-painted version of the Standard Kart. CPU players never use the Gold Standard, along with the Gold Tires, and the Gold Glider, making this body player-exclusive.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Gold Standard, as it appears in Mario Kart 7.

In Mario Kart 7, the Gold Standard can be unlocked by collecting 20000 coins, or by earning 10000 VR in Wi-Fi races. The Gold Standard gives a good boost for speed and weight, but hinders the acceleration and off-road stats. In a way, the Gold Standard is the polar opposite of the Pipe Frame kart body, in terms of which stats are boosted and hindered, but its hidden stats are affected differently.

When the Gold Standard body is combined with the Gold Tires and Gold Glider, they complete the whole Gold Standard. This kart gives great speed (the 2nd biggest boost in the game) and good weight, but has a negative acceleration and handling boost, and has the worst off-road in the game.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Gold Standard returns in Mario Kart 8. It has received a small detail change: instead of the character's emblem, the Gold Standard's logo is a number 8 from the game's logo with a wreath of olive leaves around it. This kart and the GLA are the only kart bodies that don't display the characters' emblems. It is unlocked by getting a star rank on every GP cup for every engine class.

The Gold Standard offers a strong boost in speed and a slight boost in weight, but slightly hinders acceleration and highly hinders traction. Its stats are the same as those of the Mach 8, Circuit Special, Sports Coupe, B Dasher and the P-Wing vehicle bodies.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it is unlocked by getting a star rank on every GP cup in Mirror mode.

Stats[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

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

Whole Gold Standard[edit]

  • Speed: +1.25
  • Sea Speed: -1
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.75
  • Weight: +0.75
  • Handling: -1.25
  • Sea Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: -1
  • Off-Road: -2.75
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.25
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: -1.25

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Ground Speed: +0.5
  • Water Speed: +0.25
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Ground Handling: 0
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.25
  • Traction: -1
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.5

Whole Gold Standard[edit]

  • Ground Speed: +0.75
  • Water Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: +0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: -0.75
  • Weight: +0.75
  • Ground Handling: 0
  • Water Handling: 0
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.25
  • Traction: -1.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.5

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールドカート
Gōrudokāto
Gold kart
Spanish Dorado Golden
French Or Gold
Dutch Gouden Kart Golden Kart
German Gold-Standard
Gold-Kart (Mario Kart 8)
Gold Standard
Gold Kart
Italian Kart d'oro Kart of gold
Portuguese Ouro Padrão
Kart Dourado (Mario Kart 8)
Gold Standard
Gold Kart

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Gold Standard's steering wheel is gold in Mario Kart 7, but in a first-person view, it will remain black, unless the player has earned the Golden Steering Wheel by doing 100 races with at least 80 using gyro.