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The Landship, in Mario Kart 8
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling (MK8)
Acceleration, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Weak stats Speed, Weight, Traction (MK8)
Speed, Weight (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Landship is an unlockable kart body that appears in Mario Kart 8. It is a small kart similar in shape of Bowser's Airships in Super Mario Bros. 3. It grants the player a large acceleration boost, and a slight handling boost, at the expense of speed, weight, and traction. It shares its stats with the Biddybuggy and Mr. Scooty. It changes color for all the Koopalings, with the back cabin and cannon covers matching their airships from New Super Mario Bros. U and the seat matching their shell colors. All the other characters have a similar color scheme to Bowser's airship from the New Super Mario Bros. games.

The Landship is one of the vehicle bodies that a CPU-controlled Bowser or Koopaling will occasionally use, combined with Wood tires. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, CPU-controlled Bowser Jr. also occasionally pairs the Wood tires with the Landship, while Bowser now pairs the Landship with the Bowser Kite as well. While the Landship's ground speed, anti-gravity speed, and traction have improved, its air speed, acceleration, ground handling, air handling, anti-gravity handling, and mini-turbo are all weaker than before.

The Landship returns in Mario Kart Tour. It appears to be equipped with the Slim tires, based on their appearance in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is a Normal-type kart with a longer Mini-Turbo boost. Unlike before, the Landship's cabin, cannon covers, and seat are always the default color even if it is used by a Koopaling.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the kart shares its engine sound with the Inkstriker.


Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Ground Speed: -0.75
  • Water Speed: +0.5
  • Air Speed: +0.5
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -1
  • Acceleration: +1.25
  • Weight: -0.5
  • Ground Handling: +0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.75
  • Air Handling: +0.75
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: 0
  • Traction: -0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +1

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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

Color Schemes[edit]

  • Larry Koopa - Sky blue seat, yellow cannon covers, green cabin
  • Morton Koopa Jr. - Black seat, grey cannon covers, grey cabin
  • Wendy O. Koopa - Pink seat, pink cannon covers, red cabin
  • Iggy Koopa - Light green seat, purple cannon covers, green cabin
  • Roy Koopa - Purple seat, red cannon covers, pink cabin
  • Lemmy Koopa - Orange seat, light green cannon covers, sky blue cabin
  • Ludwig von Koopa - Blue seat, orange cannon covers, green cabin
  • All other characters - Red seat, green cannon covers, red cabin




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパシップ
Bowser Ship
Spanish (NOA) Nave Bowser Bowser Ship
Spanish (NOE) Autonave Autoship
French (NOE) Caravéloce Pun on "caravelle" (caravel) and "véloce" (fast)
Dutch Flitsfregat Flash Frigate
German PS-Galleere HP-Galley (PS means "Pferdestärke", engl. horsepower)
Italian Naveloce Pun on "nave" (ship) and "veloce" (fast)
Portuguese (NOA) Autonave Autoship
Portuguese (NOE) Autonavio Autoship
Russian Каравелла
Korean 쿠파십
Bowser Ship


  • Before Mario Kart 8 was updated to Ver. 2.0, the Landship's vehicle customization icon always showed the color scheme used by the non-Koopaling characters, even when used by a Koopaling.
  • The kart's cannons move back and forth, as if firing.
  • The kart has an unique engine noise, which sounds like a four-stroke while idling, but sounds like a two-stroke while accelerating.