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The Zucchini
Strong stats Speed
Weak stats Acceleration, Handling
Appearances Mario Kart 7

The Zucchini (known as the Gherkin in the British English version) is an unlockable kart part in Mario Kart 7. It resembles a mid-sixties Formula One racecar, particularly those made by Lotus. It can be considered a counterpart to the Cucumber from Mario Kart DS and Classic Dragster from Mario Kart Wii. It shares the same horn sound effect when bumped into as the Cucumber.

The Zucchini offers 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.

The Zucchini returns in Mario Kart Tour. It appears to be equipped with a new set of tires debuting in said game.

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

Stat boosts[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


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダンガンダック
Dangan Dakku
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 Pepinomóvel Cucumber Mobile