The Tanooki Kart is a downloadable kart found in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's a jeep-based vehicle based on the Tanooki Power-Up found in some Mario games, hence the name.

The front of the vehicle features beady headlights, and the back has a spare tire with stripes based off the signature tail. Unlike most kart bodies, it doesn't get raised above the Monster, Hot Monster, and Cushion tires, similar to the Tri-Speeder.

It offers good weight and traction, but bad acceleration and handling. It stats are identical to the Bone Rattler and Inkstriker.


Stat Name Stat Value
Speed 0
Weight +0.25
Acceleration -0.25
Handling -0.25
Traction +0.25


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.