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

The Metal tires are a set of unlockable tires in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They are shaped like a boat's rotor with four blades, and, as the name suggests, they have silver metal treads.

The Metal tires offer a strong boost to weight, weighing the same as the Monster and Hot Monster tires, along with a slight boost in speed. However, they also hinder traction and acceleration heavily. Their stats are shared with the Gold Tires. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, CPU Iggy, Koopa Troopa and Dry Bones use these tires with the Steel Driver, while Metal Mario uses these tires with the Tri-Speeder or the Jet Bike, Dry Bowser uses these tires with the Bone Rattler and Pink Gold Peach uses these tires with the Comet.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Metal tires still share their stats with the Gold Tires, but their stats have been somewhat altered. They now offer an improved boost to ground speed—same as that of the Slick and Cyber Slick tires—and a slight increase in water speed, but their air speed, anti-gravity speed, acceleration, ground handling, water handling, air handling, anti-gravity handling, traction and miniturbo stats have been further reduced.

The Metal tires return in Mario Kart Tour, where they are used by the Pirate Sushi Racer and the Sushi Racer, though they have a different appearance. A small variant is used by the Cheep Snorkel, which also has a gold version which is used by the Gold Cheep Snorkel.


Mario Kart 8[edit]

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

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メタルタイヤ
Metaru Taiya
Metal Tire
Spanish Metálico Metallic
French Métal Metal
Dutch Metaal Metal
German Metall Metal
Italian Classici Classic
Portuguese Metálico Metallic
Russian Металлические