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MKT Icon Zucchini.png
The Zucchini in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Speed
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour

The Zucchini (known as the Gherkin in the British English version of its debut game) is a kart in the Mario Kart series. It resembles a mid-sixties Formula One racecar, particularly those made by Lotus, with Chevrolet Corvette-style taillights on the rear. The emblem is located on the hood and sides of the kart. It can be considered a counterpart to the Cucumber from Mario Kart DS and Classic Dragster from Mario Kart Wii. It is similar in design to the B Dasher, although with a very different paint job. It shares the same horn sound effect when bumped into as the Cucumber. Like the Bruiser, the kart has four exhaust pipes emerging from the trunk.


Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Zucchini first appears in Mario Kart 7 as an unlockable kart part. It has a speed boost, while hindering acceleration and handling. It is tied with the B Dasher, Blue Seven, and Bruiser for having the highest speed of all kart bodies. In terms of its hidden stats, however, the Zucchini hardly has any pros outside of its speed stat.

CPU Luigi and Wario can occasionally be seen driving in this body.

It has the same engine sound as the Bolt Buggy, which in turn is based on the Koopa King from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Zucchini returns in Mario Kart Tour, where is is classified as a Super kart. Mini-Turbos last longer and yield more points when using this kart. It uses the Pipe Frame's tires.


Mario Kart 7[edit]

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

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png Mini-Turbo Plus
Favored Courses
Three Star Mario Circuit 1RCheep Cheep Lagoon RMKT Icon YoshiCircuitGCN.pngYoshi Circuit R/TToad Circuit RDaisy Hills T
Two Star MKT Icon MarioCircuit1SNES.pngMario Circuit 1R/TYoshi Circuit RMKT Icon ChocoIsland2SNES.pngMKT Icon MarioCircuit3SNES ToadPitCrew.pngMario Circuit 3RMKT Icon ToadCircuit3DS.png


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダンガンダック
Dangan Dakku
Dangan (may be derived from bullet) Duck
Spanish (NOA) Pepinomóvil Cucumber Mobile
Spanish (NOE) Pepino-móvil Cucumber-Mobile
French (NOA) Courgette Zucchini
French (NOE) Cornichon Gherkin
Dutch Komkommer GTi Cucumber GTI, "GTi" stands for Gran Turismo injectie (Gran Turismo Injection)
German Renngurke Racing Cucumber
Italian Cetriolampo From cetriolo (cucumber) and lampo (lightning)
Portuguese (NOA) Abobrinhauto From abobrinha (zucchini) and auto
Portuguese (NOE) Pepinomóvel Cucumber Mobile
Russian Корнишон