Steel Driver

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Not to be confused with Steel Diver.
Steel Driver
Steel Driver.png
Strong stats Weight, Traction
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Steel Driver is an unlockable kart that appears in Mario Kart 8. The name being based on the game Steel Diver. In fact, its Japanese name references Steel Diver, and its Italian name is the Steel Diver. It is a submarine-like vehicle with a dark blue top and a red underside. It has the same stats as the Badwagon, the Tri-Speeder, the Standard ATV, and the GLA. It boosts weight and traction, but lowers acceleration and handling.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it is now available from the start.


  • Ground Speed: 0
  • Water Speed: +0.5
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: +0.5
  • Ground Handling: -0.5
  • Water Handling: +0.75
  • Air Handling: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: -0.75
  • Traction: +0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.75


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スティールダイバー
Sutīru Daibā
Steel Diver
Spanish Subacuauto A pun of "subacuatico" (subaquatic) and "auto" (car)
French (NOA) Nauticomobile A pun of "automobile" (car) and "nautique" (nautical)
French (NOE) Nautomobile A pun of "automobile" (car) and "nautique" (nautical)
Dutch Diepzeeduikkar A pun of "diepzeeduiker" (deep sea diver) and "kar" (cart)
German U-Kart A pun of "U-Boot" (submarine) and "kart"
Italian Steel Diver Steel Diver
Portuguese Turbomarino Turbomarine
Russian Субмашина
A pun of "субмарина" (submarine) and "машина" (machine)