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Yoshi pulling ahead by slipstreaming in Mario Kart Wii

Slipstreaming (also known as drafting) is a technique often used in the Mario Kart series. It is present in Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Mario Kart Tour. If a player trails behind another racer (or tailgates) for a certain period of time, the player's vehicle will receive a speed boost similar to the Mini-Turbo. This can be used to ram the vehicle the player is slipstreaming behind and race ahead into a higher place. Slipstreaming is also useful when another player has been shrunk by Lightning or the Thunder Cloud, and also when they are hit by the POW Block or Spiny Shell.

Mario Kart Tour stats[edit]

The following karts in Mario Kart Tour increase boosting time and points from Slipstreams.

Special skill Normal Super High-End
MKT Icon Slipstream.png
Slipstream Plus
+10 points +20 points +40 points
MKT Icon PipeFrameRed.pngMKT Icon Biddybuggy.pngMKT Icon BlueBiddybuggy.pngMKT Icon BirthdayGirlRosalina.pngMKT Icon RedKiddieKart.pngMKT Icon PipeBuggy.png MKT Icon Mach8.pngMKT Icon Royale.pngMKT Icon Poltergust4000.pngMKT Icon Streamliner.pngMKT Icon RedStreamliner.pngMKT Icon BoltBuggy.pngMKT Icon Cucumber.png MKT Icon CircuitSpecial.pngMKT Icon BlackCircuit.pngMKT Icon RadishRider.pngMKT Icon SwiftJack.pngMKT Icon GlamBruiser.pngMKT Icon Prancer.pngMKT Icon GreenAppleKart.pngMKT Icon PinkWing.pngMKT Icon CactX.pngMKT Icon SushiRacer.pngMKT Icon CrawlyKart.pngMKT Icon HolidayKing.png


Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Tips & Tricks: "You'll get a speed boost if you follow behind an opponent's kart for a certain amount of time."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スリップストリーム
Spanish Rebufo
French Aspiration
German Windschatten Slipstream
Italian Scia
Portuguese Vácuo