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Strong stats Speed, Weight
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling, Off-Road (MK7)
Acceleration, Traction (MK8)
Acceleration, Handling, Traction (MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

The Slick tires are a set of unlockable tires in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They resemble Formula One Pirelli P Zero tires, which (except for the wets) are also slicks.


Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Slick tire, as it appears in Mario Kart 7

In Mario Kart 7, the Slick tires offer the strongest speed boost (tied with the Gold Tires), while also offering a small weight boost. Their acceleration, handling and off-road are hindered, and their handling is tied with the Monster, Red Monster, and Gold Tires for being the lowest handling among all the kart parts. They are also tied with the Gold Tires for having the lowest off-road boost in the game.

In terms of hidden stats, the Slick tires excel very poorly while underwater, but they're also one of the very few tires that boost speed, but do not have a negative impact on air handling.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Princess Daisy's kart, equipped with the Slick tires

The Slick tires return in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as unlockable tires, with their appearance being altered to an extent. Their statistics are also different in that they no longer have a negative impact on handling, and don't boost speed as much as in Mario Kart 7. However, the Slick tires still have one of the worst water speed stats in the game along with the Wood tires, but their water handling has been improved to make up for it. They're also the fastest tires while on any of the anti-gravity portions of a track.

The Slick tires also have a tire counterpart called the Cyber Slick tires.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Slick tires still share their stats with the Cyber Slick tires and their water speed has been slightly improved, though the air speed is significantly worse. The acceleration, handling, traction and mini-turbo stats have also been further worsened. The Slick tires still have the worst traction stat, and have the lowest stat total out of all tires in the game. CPU Luigi uses these tires with the Circuit Special.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Slick tires return in Mario Kart Tour, used by the Circuit Special, Black Circuit, Green Circuit and Carrot Kart. Red versions are used by the Blue Soda.

Stat boosts[edit]

Stat values are out of 6.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Speed: +1
  • Sea Speed: -1
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Handling: -1.25
  • Sea Handling: -1.25
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Off-Road: -2.5
  • Mini-Turbo: 0
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: +1

Mario Kart 8[edit]

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

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

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


Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スリックタイヤ
Surikku Taiya
Slick Tire
Spanish Liso Smooth
French (NOA) Antiglisse Anti-slip
French (NOE) Lisse Smooth or slick
Dutch Glad Slick
German Slick Slick
Italian Da corsa Race
Portuguese Liso Smooth
Russian Слики
Korean 슬릭타이어
Seulik Taieo
Slick Tire
Chinese 光头轮胎
Guānɡtóu lúntāi
Bald tires