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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.

History

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 8 Deluxe

The gold tires are now harder to get, having to get every staff ghost on every track including DLC.

Statistics

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 / 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.

Mario Kart Trivia

  • 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, most likely for its remarkable speed and acceleration.

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