Zucchini

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Zucchini
Gherkin
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 the Lotus 43, 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.

History[edit]

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, thus having the second lowest stat total of all kart bodies.

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. In this game, it uses the Pipe Frame's tires. The kart increases the speed boosts and points resulted from performing Mini-Turbos.

The Zucchini was introduced in the 2019 Winter Tour and has since been regularly available in pipes. It was also available in 1st Anniversary Tour's Token Shop, where it could be exchanged for 25 event tokens.

Statistics[edit]

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]

Special skill MKT Icon Mini-Turbo.png Mini-Turbo Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1R
MKT Icon 3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R.png
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit RT.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit R/T
MKT Icon Toad Circuit R.png
3DS Toad Circuit R
MKT Icon Daisy Hills T.png
3DS Daisy Hills T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1**
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 1RT.png
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T*
MKT Icon Yoshi Circuit R.png
GCN Yoshi Circuit R
MKT Icon Choco Island 2.png
SNES Choco Island 2
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 3.png
SNES Mario Circuit 3
MKT Icon Mario Circuit 3R.png
SNES Mario Circuit 3R
MKT Icon Toad Circuit.png
3DS Toad Circuit
MKT Icon Royal Raceway T.png
N64 Royal Raceway T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

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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
Kornishon
Gherkin
Chinese (Simplified) 子弹鸭
Zǐdàn Yā
Bullet Duck
Chinese (Traditional) 子彈鴨
Zǐdàn Yā
Bullet Duck