Koopa Clown

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This article is about the kart part from Mario Kart 7. For the vehicle it's modelled after, see Koopa Clown Car.
Koopa Clown
MK8DX Koopa Clown.png
Strong stats Handling (MK7)
Weight, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Acceleration, Off-Road (MK7)
Speed, Acceleration (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Koopa Clown is an unlockable kart part in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, based upon Bowser's Koopa Clown Car. It boosts handling, but lowers acceleration and off-road slightly. It should also be noted that the Koopa Clown is tied with the Birthday Girl and Cloud 9 for having the highest handling of all kart bodies, and it has the highest handling of any kart body that doesn't have a negative impact on the Speed stat.

In terms of its hidden stats, the Koopa Clown offers one of the strongest mini-turbo boosts in the game; a trait that it shares with the Barrel Train and Bumble V kart bodies. Its engine noise is similar to that of the Tyrant, Hurricane, Rambi Rider, Wildlife, Brute and Dragonfly from Mario Kart DS and also shares it with the Cact-X.

CPU Bowser can occasionally be seen driving in this body.

Although it does not appear in the original Mario Kart 8, the kart reappears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an unlockable kart body, and it is redesigned to appear smaller. The exhaust pipes are shorter and it is equipped with a pair of propellers that open up on gliders and anti-gravity segments. The tips of the propellers also have a secondary color. Much like the Landship, the kart has different palette colors for the Koopalings, which match the colors of the Koopa Clown Cars they use in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. For other characters, it uses the default green color. Its engine sound is shared with the Biddybuggy. CPU Bowser, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings occasionally use this body during races. It gives off a small boost to weight, water speed, handling, water handling, and the highest boost to traction, while speed, acceleration, and mini-turbo are hindered.

The Koopa Clown returns in Mario Kart Tour. It appears to be equipped with the Standard tires, based on their appearance in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Unlike in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the rim of the Koopa Clown doesn't change color no matter which of the Koopalings is driving it.


  • Lemmy: Yellow with cyan propeller tips
  • Morton: Gray with brown propeller tips
  • Larry: Cyan with orange propeller tips
  • Wendy: Pink with light pink propeller tips
  • Iggy: Chartreuse with dark purple propeller tips
  • Roy: Red with purple propeller tips
  • Ludwig: Blue with green propeller tips
  • All others: Green with yellow-orange propeller tips


Mario Kart 7

  • Speed: 0
  • Sea Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: 0
  • Handling: +0.5
  • Sea Handling: +0.25
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Off-Road: -0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +1.5
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: 0

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパクラウン
Kuppa Kuraun
Koopa Clown
Spanish (NOA) Koopayaso From "Koopa" and "payaso" (clown).
Spanish (NOE) Helikoopa From "hélice" (propeller) and "Koopa".
French Koopa-mobile From Koopa and automobile
Dutch Koopa-clown Koopa Clown
German Clownkutsche Clown Carriage
Italian Clown Koopa Koopa Clown
Portuguese (NOA) Cápsula Koopalhaço Pun on "koopa" and "palhaço" (clown) and Capsule
Portuguese (NOE) Palhaço Koopa Koopa Clown
Russian Клоуномобиль
From клоун kloun (clown) and автомобиль avtomobil' (automobile)
Korean 쿠파피에로
Koopa Clown