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The Koopa Clown is an unlockable Kart frame, designed after Bowser's Koopa Clown Car used by him and Bowser Jr. from various Mario series games. This vehicle is only available in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe so far.


Shaped sort of similar to Yoshi's Egg 1 from Mario Kart DS, the Koopa Clown has a slightly rounded shape. Black eyes and red markings have been painted on the front of the primarily white kart. Orange lip designs are near the base of the vehicle, giving the Koopa Clown the distinctive face of a clown. A huge smokestack comes out of the kart's "mouth", slanting upwards, passing the seat, and towards the back- it covers up most of the left side. The black seat is fronted by a green windshield, and the base of the Koopa Clown (where the propeller would normally be [but Gliders are still an option for flight]) is also a light shade of green.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the exhaust pipe is removed from the Koopa Clown's mouth, now having two smaller exhaust holes in the rear. Instead, it has two side hatches that pop open to reveal a pair of propellors when the vehicle is in anti-gravity or glider segments. 

This time, A CPU Controlled Bowser, Koopalings, and Bowser Jr. would sometimes use this body. Paired with Standard tires. 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Koopa Clown part returns to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Koopa Clown as seen in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Color Schemes

Green MK8 Mario Icon.png MK8 Luigi Icon.png MK8 Peach Icon.png MK8 Daisy Icon.png MK8 Rosalina Icon.png MK8 MMario Icon.png MK8 Yoshi Icon.png MK8 Toad Icon.png MK8 Koopa Icon.png MK8 ShyGuy Icon.png MK8 Lakitu Icon.png MK8 Toadette Icon.png MK8 BabyMario Icon.png MK8 BabyLuigi Icon.png MK8 BabyPeach Icon.png MK8 BabyDaisy Icon.png MK8 BabyRosalina Icon.png MK8 PGPeach Icon.png MK8 Bowser Icon.png MK8 DKong Icon.png MK8 Wario Icon.pngMK8 Waluigi Icon.png YoshiRed-MK8.png YoshiOrange-MK8.png YoshiYellow-MK8.png YoshiLightBlue-MK8.png YoshiBlue-MK8.png YoshiPink-MK8.png YoshiBlack-MK8.png YoshiWhite-MK8.png ShyGuyOrange-MK8.png ShyGuyYellow-MK8.png ShyGuyGreen-MK8.png ShyGuyLightBlue-MK8.png ShyGuyBlue-MK8.png ShyGuyPink-MK8.png ShyGuyBlack-MK8.png Shy Guy MK8 Tanooki Mario Icon.png MK8 Cat Peach Icon.png MK8 Link Icon.png VillagerMale-Icon-MK8.png VillagerFemale-Icon-MK8.png MK8 Isabelle Icon.png MK8 Dry Bowser Icon.png MK8DX Dry Bones Icon.png Bowser Jr. MK8Deluxe.png MK8DX King Boo Icon.png MK8DX Female Inkling Icon.png MK8DX Male Inkling Icon.png MK8DX Gold Mario Icon.png
Yellow MK8 Lemmy Icon.png
Sky Blue MK8 Larry Icon.png
Pink MK8 Wendy Icon.png
Blue MK8 Ludwig Icon.png
Lime Green MK8 Iggy Icon.png
Red MK8 Roy Icon.png
Black MK8 Morton Icon.png

Unlocked By

  • Collect an amount of Coins and hope you get lucky.


Stat Name Stat Value
Speed 0
Weight 0
Acceleration -0.25
Handling +0.5
Drift 0
Off-Road -0.25
Mini-Turbo +1.5


Yoshi in the garage with the Koopa Clown.

  • A shortcut in Neo Bowser City makes use of a Koopa Clown Car as a shortcut (right at the beginning), but this one levitates in the air via turbofans. Various courses such as Wuhu Loop and N64 Big Donut use the Koopa Clown Car fan. In the aforementioned battle course, you go to the Glide Panel and get Item Boxes via the Koopa Clown Car fan. However, it is inaccessible in Wuhu Loop. It's only a background object.
  • The hidden Mini-Turbo stat gives the Koopa Clown a little more credibility, as it's tied with the Barrel Train and Bumble V for highest Mini-Turbo in the game.
  • It also has the best Handling stat (at least when Speed isn't taken away), along with the Birthday Girl and Cloud 9.
Mario Kart 7 vehicle parts
Karts Nitro karts Standard KartGold StandardBirthday GirlBumble VBruiserSoda JetTiny TugCact-XKoopa ClownCloud 9ZucchiniBlue SevenBolt Buggy
Retro karts B DasherEgg 1Barrel TrainPipe Frame
Wheels StandardGold TiresRollerSlimSlickSpongeMushroomWoodRed MonsterMonster
Gliders Super GliderGold GliderPeach ParasolFlower GliderBeast GliderSwooperParafoil
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe vehicle parts
Bodies Karts Standard KartPipe FrameMach 8Steel DriverCat CruiserCircuit SpecialTri-SpeederBadwagonPrancerBiddybuggyLandshipSneekerSports CoupeGold StandardGLA+ • W 25 Silver Arrow+ • 300 SL Roadster+ • Blue Falcon+ • Tanooki Kart+ • B Dasher+ • Streetle+ • P-Wing+ • Koopa Clown*
Bikes Standard BikeCometSport BikeThe DukeFlame RiderVarmintMr. ScootyJet BikeYoshi BikeMaster Cycle+ • City Tripper+
ATVs Standard ATVWild WigglerTeddy BuggyBone Rattler+ • Splat Buggy* • Inkstriker*
Wheels StandardMonsterRollerSlimSlickMetalButtonOff-RoadSpongeWoodCushionBlue StandardHot MonsterAzure RollerCrimson SlimCyber SlickRetro Off-RoadGold TiresGLA Tires+ • Triforce Tires+ • Leaf Tires+
Gliders Super GliderCloud GliderWario WingWaddle WingPeach ParasolParachuteParafoilFlower GliderBowser KitePlane GliderMKTV ParafoilGold GliderHylian Kite+ • Paper Glider+
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.