Real Life Mario Kart from West Coast Customs

According to Autoweek, West Coast Customs received a call to make a machine that can go from 0 to 60 in less than five seconds. And if you ever watched this show you know that it is possible for this crew. Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder of WCC, said no problem. The thing is, it had to be underwater, meaning that it has to do that speed underwater. The man on the other side of the phone was Reggie Fils-Aime and he wanted a machine that is based on the upcoming Mario Kart 7 game.

Photo by Jake from Auto Week

Ryan was worried about his custom build as he is for all his custom work. But like always WCC is up to any challenges that are thrown at them. And they got the job done. At the LA Auto Show, the reveal was made and they did not disappoint. Two carts were made and they were Mario’s and Luigi’s.

Mario’s kart looked like any normal go-kart, four wheels, two mufflers, an upright steering wheel, and M shaped pedals on either side of the steering wheel. A hang glider was also attached for when Mario takes to the skies with his ride. Luigi, on the other hand had more of a video game/cartoon look to it. Its body was in a shape of a bee and a propeller for racing underwater. Another difference is the tires; Luigi has treaded tires as opposed to Mario’s slick racing wheels. It also had a stinger in the front. The karts are electric karts that can go 30 mph to 35 mph.

In Mario Kart 7 it is all about customizations. For the first time in the Mario Kart franchise, players can customize the karts to their liking. Players can add air and water parts to their karts as well as change the chassis and tires. The Mario Kart franchise always gave players a choice in cars and their attributes but never to fully change it.

By the way, the custom made karts are part of a giveaway for when the new game launches in December. No word yet on where the giveaway will happen.

Source: Auto Week

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