Zucchini

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Zucchini
Gherkin
Zucchini from Mario Kart Tour
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 rear.

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 Mini-Turbo Plus icon from Mario Kart Tour Mini-Turbo Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
SNES Mario Circuit 1R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1R
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
GCN Yoshi Circuit from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit
GCN Yoshi Circuit R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit R/T
3DS Toad Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit R
3DS Daisy Hills T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Daisy Hills T
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
SNES Mario Circuit 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1**
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 1R/T*
GCN Yoshi Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Yoshi Circuit R
SNES Choco Island 2 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2
SNES Mario Circuit 3 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 3
SNES Mario Circuit 3R from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 3R
3DS Toad Circuit from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit
N64 Royal Raceway T from Mario Kart Tour
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.

Gallery[edit]

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
Chinese (Simplified) 子弹鸭
Zǐdàn Yā
Bullet Duck
Chinese (Traditional) 子彈鴨
Zǐdàn Yā
Bullet Duck
Dutch Komkommer GTi Cucumber GTI, "GTi" stands for Gran Turismo injectie (Gran Turismo Injection)
French (NOA) Courgette Zucchini
French (NOE) Cornichon Gherkin
German Renngurke Racing Cucumber
Italian Cetriolampo From cetriolo ("cucumber") and lampo ("lightning")
Korean 날쌘돌이
Portuguese (NOA) Abobrinhauto From abobrinha ("zucchini") and auto
Portuguese (NOE) Pepinomóvel Cucumber Mobile
Russian Корнишон
Kornishon
Gherkin
Spanish (NOA) Pepinomóvil Cucumber Mobile
Spanish (NOE) Pepino-móvil Cucumber-Mobile