The Piranha Prowler is a large kart that appears in Mario Kart Wii. The character's emblem is on the kart's forehead and seen on both sides of the vehicle. The kart resembles the Piranha Plant, specifically Petey Piranha, with Funky Kong's color scheme resembling him the most. The kart can be unlocked by winning the 50cc Special Cup, or by playing 600 races.
This kart does not have a bike counterpart. In fact, no other vehicle has stats that are similar to this kart's stats, and this is one of four vehicles that does not have a counterpart for its size class, the others being the Phantom, Classic Dragster, and Zip Zip.
The mouth of the kart opens up when driving; this is most noticeable when it spins out, the player does a trick or blasted out of the cannon in GCN DK Mountain, DK Summit and Maple Treeway, the speed jump in N64 DK's Jungle Parkway and the Launch Star in Rainbow Road.
The Piranha Prowler is the heaviest vehicle in the game. That way, the player is less likely to be knocked around by other drivers. It also has good speed, but its other stats are rather low. However, despite most of the Piranha Prowler's stats being below average, they exceed that of the Jetsetter kart.
The Piranha Prowler's acceleration is tied with the Sneakster, Mini Beast, and Shooting Star. Its off-road is tied with the Bullet Bike. Its drift is tied with the Sugarscoot. Its speed is tied with the Mach Bike and the Mini Beast.
Bowser's Piranha Prowler has the highest possible weight stat in the game.
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"Heavyweight Kart racers (& those who love them—you know who you are) are a special breed and they gravitate toward a certain type of vehicle. Piranha Prowler is that kind of Kart and it'll let you throw your weight around!"
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