Red Monster

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Not to be confused with Hot Monster.
Red Monster
MK7 Red Monster.png
Strong stats Speed, Weight, Off-Road
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appears in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour

The Red Monster is a set of tires in the Mario Kart series.


Mario Kart 7[edit]

They first appear in Mario Kart 7 as unlockable tires. They offer good speed, weight, and off-road, while hindering the acceleration and handling stats. Compared to the Monster tires, however, the Red Monster tires' acceleration is increased by a smaller rate, while their weight is slightly lower. They are tied with the Monster tires for the best off-road boost in the game. They are also tied with the Monster tires, the Slick tires, and the Gold Tires, for the lowest handling boost. The Red Monster and Monster are the only tires that can drift off-road. In terms of hidden stats, the Red Monster tires share the same sea/air speed and handling stats, while they have a slight boost in mini-turbo. Their drift however, is hindered, unlike the Monster tires.

A similar tire part called the Hot Monster appears in Mario Kart 8; this tire, however, is statistically identical to the game's Monster tires.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Red Monster tires return in Mario Kart Tour, where they are used by the Rambi Rider. Black-colored tires with the same structure and tread pattern are used by the Dozer Dasher and the Dark Buggy, silver tires with a different pattern but otherwise the same spokes are used by the Rambi Runner and Rainbow Pipe Buggy, gold versions are used by the Gold Rambi Rider and Gold Lunar Cruiser, Mario Kart 8 versions with black treads are used by the Dragonfly, and spiky versions are used by the Red Offroader. Unlike their Mario Kart 7 appearance, the Red Monster tires (as well as their derivatives) now have the Mario Kart logo printed on them.

Stat boosts[edit]

  • Speed: +0.75
  • Sea Speed: -1
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: +0.75
  • Handling: -1.25
  • Sea Handling: -1.25
  • Air Handling: -1
  • Off-Road: +1.25
  • Mini-Turbo: +0.25
  • Stability: -1
  • Drift: -1


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワイルドレッド
Wild Red

Chinese (simplified) 炫红狂野
Xuànhóng Kuángyě
Dazzling-red Wild

Chinese (traditional) 炫紅狂野
Xuànhóng Kuángyě
Dazzling-Red Wild

Dutch Monster (rood)
Monster (red)
French Écrabouilleur
German Gelände rot
Offroad red
Italian Maxi Rossi
Big Red
Korean 와일드레드
Wild Red

Portuguese Vermelho Grande
Big Red
Russian Красные

Spanish Rojo