Vehicle counterpart

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A vehicle counterpart is a vehicle that has similar stats to another vehicle. The concept of vehicle counterparts first appears in Mario Kart Wii, where the thirty-six vehicles come in seven sets regarding their strong, average, and weak stats, of which the drift/Mini-Turbo and off-road sets are further divided into two groups.

Counterpart types[edit]

Vehicle counterparts come in three different types: kart/bike counterparts, size class counterparts, and group counterparts.

  • Kart/bike counterpart: A kart/bike counterpart is a counterpart within the same group and size class. This is the most common type of counterpart, with the Blue Falcon, Jet Bubble, Classic Dragster, Zip Zip, Piranha Prowler, and Phantom being the only six vehicles without a direct kart/bike counterpart. An example of a kart/bike counterpart pair is the Flame Flyer/Flame Runner pair.
  • Size class counterpart: A size class counterpart is a counterpart from a different size class, whether direct or indirect. An example of a size class counterpart trio is the Blue Falcon/Sprinter/Jetsetter trio.
  • Group counterpart: A group counterpart is a counterpart from a different group regardless of whether the collection of vehicles is in the same size class. An example of a group counterpart pair is the Dolphin Dasher/Phantom pair.

Counterparts[edit]

Kart/bike[edit]

Size class[edit]

  • Standard Karts S, M, and L
  • Standard Bikes S, M, and L
  • Booster Seat, Daytripper, and Offroader
  • Bit Bike, Sugarscoot, and Wario Bike
  • Mini Beast, Wild Wing, Flame Flyer
  • Bullet Bike, Mach Bike, and Flame Runner
  • Tiny Titan and Super Blooper
  • Magikruiser and Dolphin Dasher
  • Zip Zip and Phantom
  • Blue Falcon, Sprinter, and Jetsetter
  • Sneakster and Spear
  • Cheep Charger and Classic Dragster
  • Jet Bubble and Piranha Prowler (indirect)

Group[edit]

  • Flame Flyer and Honeycoupe
  • Flame Runner and Shooting Star
  • Magikruiser and Zip Zip
  • Dolphin Dasher and Phantom

Vehicle sets[edit]

Standard[edit]

The standard set consists of vehicles wherein each stat is usually in the middle of the vehicle that does worse in said stat and the one that does best. Below are the vehicles that make up this set.

Stats[edit]

Standard Kart S

Speed: 41/80
Weight: 29/80
Acceleration: 48/80
Handling: 48/80
Drift: 51/80
Off-Road: 40/80
Mini-Turbo: 45/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Standard Bike S

Speed: 39/80
Weight: 21/80
Acceleration: 51/80
Handling: 51/80
Drift: 54/80
Off-Road: 43/80
Mini-Turbo: 48/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Standard Kart M

Speed: 46/80
Weight: 45/80
Acceleration: 40/80
Handling: 43/80
Drift: 45/80
Off-Road: 35/80
Mini-Turbo: 40/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Standard Bike M

Speed: 43/80
Weight: 37/80
Acceleration: 43/80
Handling: 45/80
Drift: 48/80
Off-Road: 37/80
Mini-Turbo: 43/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Standard Kart L

Speed: 48/80
Weight: 59/80
Acceleration: 37/80
Handling: 40/80
Drift: 40/80
Off-Road: 35/80
Mini-Turbo: 35/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Standard Bike L

Speed: 46/80
Weight: 54/80
Acceleration: 40/80
Handling: 43/80
Drift: 43/80
Off-Road: 37/80
Mini-Turbo: 37/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Handling[edit]

The handling set consists of vehicles that have good values in handling (their main strength), acceleration, off-road, and Mini-Turbo.

However, they have low drift and very low speed; the latter is their main weakness. Below are the vehicles that make up this set.

Stats[edit]

Booster Seat

Speed: 27/80
Weight: 27/80
Acceleration: 56/80
Handling: 64/80
Drift: 37/80
Off-Road: 54/80
Mini-Turbo: 59/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Bit Bike

Speed: 25/80
Weight: 18/80
Acceleration: 59/80
Handling: 67/80
Drift: 40/80
Off-Road: 56/80
Mini-Turbo: 62/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Daytripper

Speed: 34/80
Weight: 45/80
Acceleration: 51/80
Handling: 59/80
Drift: 32/80
Off-Road: 48/80
Mini-Turbo: 54/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Sugarscoot

Speed: 32/80
Weight: 32/80
Acceleration: 54/80
Handling: 62/80
Drift: 35/80
Off-Road: 51/80
Mini-Turbo: 56/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Offroader

Speed: 39/80
Weight: 64/80
Acceleration: 48/80
Handling: 54/80
Drift: 18/80
Off-Road: 43/80
Mini-Turbo: 45/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Wario Bike

Speed: 37/80
Weight: 59/80
Acceleration: 51/80
Handling: 56/80
Drift: 21/80
Off-Road: 45/80
Mini-Turbo: 48/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Drift/Mini-Turbo[edit]

The drift/Mini-Turbo set consists of vehicles that have good speed, and very good drift and Mini-Turbo (their main strengths).

However, they do poorly on every other stat (not counting weight), with acceleration being their main weakness. Below are the vehicles that make up the main group of this set.

There is a second group that is slightly slower but does slightly better in every other stat (not counting weight). Below are the vehicles that make up this group.

Stats[edit]

Mini Beast

Speed: 55/80
Weight: 32/80
Acceleration: 29/80
Handling: 32/80
Drift: 64/80
Off-Road: 27/80
Mini-Turbo: 64/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Bullet Bike

Speed: 53/80
Weight: 24/80
Acceleration: 32/80
Handling: 35/80
Drift: 67/80
Off-Road: 29/80
Mini-Turbo: 67/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Wild Wing

Speed: 57/80
Weight: 51/80
Acceleration: 21/80
Handling: 29/80
Drift: 59/80
Off-Road: 24/80
Mini-Turbo: 59/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Mach Bike

Speed: 55/80
Weight: 37/80
Acceleration: 24/80
Handling: 32/80
Drift: 62/80
Off-Road: 27/80
Mini-Turbo: 62/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Flame Flyer

Speed: 62/80
Weight: 59/80
Acceleration: 16/80
Handling: 21/80
Drift: 48/80
Off-Road: 18/80
Mini-Turbo: 48/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Flame Runner

Speed: 60/80
Weight: 54/80
Acceleration: 18/80
Handling: 24/80
Drift: 51/80
Off-Road: 21/80
Mini-Turbo: 51/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Honeycoupe

Speed: 53/80
Weight: 62/80
Acceleration: 27/80
Handling: 29/80
Drift: 56/80
Off-Road: 24/80
Mini-Turbo: 56/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Shooting Star

Speed: 50/80
Weight: 48/80
Acceleration: 29/80
Handling: 32/80
Drift: 59/80
Off-Road: 27/80
Mini-Turbo: 59/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Off-road[edit]

The off-road set consists of vehicles that have above average speed, good acceleration and handling, and excellent off-road (their main strength, with all of these being able to drift in most off-road parts).

However, they have very low drift (their main weakness) and below average Mini-Turbo. Below are the vehicles that make up the main group of this set.

There is a second group that is slightly slower and has worse drift but does slightly better in every other stat (not counting weight). Below are the vehicles that make up this group.

Stats[edit]

Tiny Titan

Speed: 46/80
Weight: 35/80
Acceleration: 43/80
Handling: 43/80
Drift: 29/80
Off-Road: 64/80
Mini-Turbo: 40/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Magikruiser

Speed: 43/80
Weight: 24/80
Acceleration: 45/80
Handling: 45/80
Drift: 32/80
Off-Road: 67/80
Mini-Turbo: 43/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Super Blooper

Speed: 50/80
Weight: 40/80
Acceleration: 35/80
Handling: 37/80
Drift: 21/80
Off-Road: 54/80
Mini-Turbo: 35/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Dolphin Dasher

Speed: 48/80
Weight: 43/80
Acceleration: 37/80
Handling: 40/80
Drift: 24/80
Off-Road: 56/80
Mini-Turbo: 37/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Zip Zip

Speed: 41/80
Weight: 35/80
Acceleration: 45/80
Handling: 51/80
Drift: 29/80
Off-Road: 62/80
Mini-Turbo: 45/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Phantom

Speed: 43/80
Weight: 51/80
Acceleration: 43/80
Handling: 48/80
Drift: 17/80
Off-Road: 56/80
Mini-Turbo: 40/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Speed[edit]

The speed set consists of vehicles that have excellent speed (their main strength), usually being the fastest out of all sets. However, they do very poorly everywhere else, being the weakest overall in terms of stats. Their main weaknesses are handling, off-road, and Mini-Turbo.

Compared to the drift/Mini-Turbo set, the speed set actually accelerates faster overall. Below are the vehicles that make up this set.

Stats[edit]

Blue Falcon

Speed: 60/80
Weight: 29/80
Acceleration: 35/80
Handling: 29/80
Drift: 43/80
Off-Road: 21/80
Mini-Turbo: 29/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Sprinter

Speed: 64/80
Weight: 48/80
Acceleration: 27/80
Handling: 24/80
Drift: 37/80
Off-Road: 21/80
Mini-Turbo: 24/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Sneakster

Speed: 62/80
Weight: 40/80
Acceleration: 29/80
Handling: 27/80
Drift: 40/80
Off-Road: 24/80
Mini-Turbo: 27/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Jetsetter

Speed: 69/80
Weight: 56/80
Acceleration: 21/80
Handling: 17/80
Drift: 27/80
Off-Road: 16/80
Mini-Turbo: 16/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Spear

Speed: 67/80
Weight: 56/80
Acceleration: 24/80
Handling: 18/80
Drift: 29/80
Off-Road: 18/80
Mini-Turbo: 18/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Acceleration[edit]

The acceleration set consists of vehicles that have very good values on almost every stat, being the strongest overall in terms of stats.

However, compared to the handling set, the acceleration set has slightly better speed, better acceleration (its main strength), and significantly better drift. Inversely, it has slightly worse handling, off-road, and Mini-Turbo. Below are the vehicles that make up this set.

Stats[edit]

Cheep Charger

Speed: 34/80
Weight: 24/80
Acceleration: 64/80
Handling: 56/80
Drift: 59/80
Off-Road: 45/80
Mini-Turbo: 54/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Quacker

Speed: 32/80
Weight: 17/80
Acceleration: 67/80
Handling: 60/80
Drift: 62/80
Off-Road: 48/80
Mini-Turbo: 57/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Classic Dragster

Speed: 37/80
Weight: 43/80
Acceleration: 59/80
Handling: 54/80
Drift: 54/80
Off-Road: 40/80
Mini-Turbo: 51/80
Vehicle type:
Drift

Weight[edit]

The weight set consists of vehicles that have decent speed, in addition to average acceleration, handling, drift, and off-road. However, they have low Mini-Turbo.

Despite having rather unclear weaknesses and strengths, there is something these vehicles have in common that actually exceeds other vehicles of the same size class; both are the heaviest vehicles of their vehicle and size classes.

Compared to the drift/Mini-Turbo set, the weight set is slower and has worse drift and Mini-Turbo. However, it has better acceleration, handling, and off-road. Similarly, comparing it to the speed set reveals that it is slower, but does better in every other stat, especially handling. Below are the vehicles that make up this set.

Stats[edit]

Jet Bubble

Speed: 48/80
Weight: 27/80
Acceleration: 40/80
Handling: 40/80
Drift: 45/80
Off-Road: 35/80
Mini-Turbo: 37/80
Vehicle type:
Hang-on

Piranha Prowler

Speed: 55/80
Weight: 67/80
Acceleration: 29/80
Handling: 35/80
Drift: 35/80
Off-Road: 29/80
Mini-Turbo: 27/80
Vehicle type:
Drift