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Gold Tires
Gold Tires MK8
The Gold Tires, as they appear in Mario Kart 8.
Type Wheel
First appearance Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Total appearances Mario Kart 8
Advantages MK7: Speed, Weight
MK8: Speed, Weight
Disadvantages MK7: Acceleration, Handling,
MK8: Acceleration, Traction

The Gold Tires, also known as Gold Wheels are a set of unlockable tires in Mario Kart 7 and in Mario Kart 8.

In Mario Kart 7, they offer good speed and weight, but bad acceleration and handling.

In Mario Kart 8, they give an advantage in speed and weight, but a disadvantage in acceleration and traction. Its stats are identical with the Metal wheels.


Mario Kart 7

The Gold Tires makes its first appearance in Mario Kart 7. They can be unlocked by collecting 15,000 coins or getting a star rank on every cup for every engine class.

They are tied for the weakest handling boost along with Slick, Monster and Red Monster.

Mario Kart 8

They return in Mario Kart 8, with an updated appearance from the previous installment. They can be unlocked by getting 15,000 coins or by beating every staff ghost on every track (excluding the DLC tracks).


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 -0.25
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


This is one of the 3 tires that are mostly used for getting in to the top 10 records in time trials. The others are Slick, and Cyber Slick

This is mostly likely for its remarkable speed and acceleration

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