Tiny Tug

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Tiny Tug
MK7 Tiny Tug.png
The Tiny Tug
Strong stats Weight, Off-Road
Weak stats Speed
Appearances Mario Kart 7

The Tiny Tug is a kart part that players can unlock in Mario Kart 7. This kart part is shaped like a boat, with a large smokestack on the back acting as an exhaust pipe. The emblem is located on the back and sides of the kart. It offers a weight boost, and an off-road boost; however, it hinders speed. It is one of the only five karts to increase the off-road stat, with the other four being the Bolt Buggy, Bumble V, Cact-X, and Pipe Frame.

The Tiny Tug has one of the lowest speed stats in the game (being tied with the Birthday Girl and Cloud 9), but it has the best sea speed (tied with the Egg 1) and sea handling (tied with the Cloud 9) of all kart bodies. Like the Barrel Train, it appears to have a diesel engine and its sound is derived from an actual tugboat.

CPU Peach, Daisy and Toad can occasionally be seen driving in this kart body.

This and the Cact-X are the only karts that originated in Mario Kart 7 to not appear in Mario Kart Tour.

Stat boosts[edit]

  • Speed: -0.5
  • Sea Speed: +1.5
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Acceleration: 0
  • Weight: +0.25
  • Handling: 0
  • Sea Handling: +0.5
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Off-Road: +0.25
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.5
  • Stability: 0
  • Drift: -0.25


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レトロまる
S.S. Retro ("maru" is a suffix for ship names)
Spanish Barquiauto Pun on barco (boat) and auto (car)
French Remorqueur Tug
Dutch Scheurschip Race Ship (Scheuren is a synonym for racing)
German Turbokutter Turbo Cutter
Italian Kartoscafo From "kart" and "motoscafo" (motorboat)
Portuguese Barcomóvel Boatmobile