The Sponge wheels are a set of unlockable wheels in Mario Kart 7 and in Mario Kart 8.

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

In Mario Kart 8, they excel at acceleration and traction, but hinder in speed, weight, and handling. Its stats are identical with the Wood and Cushion tires.


Mario Kart 7

The Sponge wheels makes its first appearance in Mario Kart 7. They offer the 2nd lowest weight boost, behind the Roller tires.

Mario Kart 8

They return in Mario Kart 8, with an improved appearance from the previous installment. Their appearance is now altered to some extent. Their stats have also been modified a bit in that they don't boost acceleration as much, and they're not as light as before. Their handling gets hindered to boost traction, however.


Mario Kart 7

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed -0.25
Acceleration +0.5
Weight -0.75
Handling 0
Off-Road 0

Mario Kart 8

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

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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