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Gold Standard
MK8Gold Standard
The Gold Standard, as it appears in Mario Kart 8.
Type Kart
First appearance Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Total appearances Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8
Advantages MK7: Speed, Weight
MK8: Speed, Weight
Disadvantages MK7: Acceleration, Off-Road
MK8: Acceleration, Traction

Gold Standard , also known as the Gold Kart is an unlockable kart in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8.

It offers good speed and weight, but bad acceleration and traction in both of the games. Its stats are identical to the Mach 8, Circuit Special, Sports Coupe, and B Dasher.


Mario Kart 7

The Gold Standard makes its first appearance in Mario Kart 7. It can be unlocked by collecting 20000 coins, or by earning 10000 VR in Wi-Fi races. In a way, it is the opposite of the Pipe Frame, in terms of which stats are boosted and hindered, but its hidden stats are affected differently.

Mario Kart 8

The Gold Standard returns in Mario Kart 8. It has received a small detail change; instead of the character's insignia, the Gold Standard's logo is an embossed 8 with a wreath of olive leaves around it. Because of this, it and the GLA are the only kart bodies that doesn't show the character's insignia on it anywhere. It is unlocked by getting a star rank on every cup for each engine class.


Mario Kart 7

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed +0.25
Acceleration -0.25
Weight +0.25
Handling 0
Off-Road -0.25

Mario Kart 8

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed +0.5
Acceleration -0.5
Weight +0.25
Handling 0
Traction -1

Mario Kart 8 vehicle parts
Bodies Karts Standard KartPipe FrameMach 8Steel DriverCat CruiserCircuit SpecialTri-SpeederBadwagonPrancerBiddybuggyLandshipSneekerSports CoupeGold StandardGLAW 25 Silver Arrow300 SL RoadsterBlue FalconTanooki KartB DasherStreetleP-Wing
Bikes Standard BikeCometSport BikeThe DukeFlame RiderVarmintMr. ScootyJet BikeYoshi BikeMaster CycleCity Tripper
ATVs Standard ATVWild WigglerTeddy BuggyBone Rattler
Wheels StandardMonsterRollerSlimSlickMetalButtonOff-RoadSpongeWoodCushionBlue StandardHot MonsterAzure RollerCrimson SlimCyber SlickRetro Off-RoadGold TiresGLA TiresTriforce TiresLeaf Tires
Gliders Super GliderCloud GliderWario WingWaddle WingPeach ParasolParachuteParafoilFlower GliderBowser KitePlane GliderMKTV ParafoilGold GliderHylian KitePaper Glider

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