Slipstream

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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
Slipstream Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour
Slipstream Plus
+10 points +20 points +40 points
Pipe Frame from Mario Kart TourBiddybuggy from Mario Kart TourBlue Biddybuggy from Mario Kart TourBirthday Girl Rosalina from Mario Kart TourThe Red Kiddie Kart from Mario Kart TourPipe Buggy from Mario Kart Tour Mach 8 from Mario Kart TourRoyale from Mario Kart TourPoltergust 4000 from Mario Kart TourStreamliner from Mario Kart TourRed Streamliner from Mario Kart TourBolt Buggy from Mario Kart Tour.Cucumber from Mario Kart TourBlue Turbo Yoshi from Mario Kart Tour Circuit Special from Mario Kart TourBlack Circuit from Mario Kart TourRadish Rider from Mario Kart TourSwift Jack from Mario Kart TourGlam Bruiser from Mario Kart TourPrancer from Mario Kart TourGreen Apple Kart from Mario Kart TourPink Wing from Mario Kart TourHoliday King from Mario Kart TourInferno Flyer from Mario Kart TourGrand Badwagon from Mario Kart TourPinch Hitter from Mario Kart TourGreen Double-Decker from Mario Kart TourGreen B Dasher Mk. 2 from Mario Kart TourTanooki Kart from Mario Kart TourCact-X from Mario Kart TourSushi Racer from Mario Kart TourCrawly Kart from Mario Kart Tour

Profiles[edit]

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
Surippusutorīmu
Slipstream
French Aspiration
German Windschatten Slipstream
Italian Scia
Portuguese Vácuo
Spanish Rebufo