Life-size Mario Karts unveiled at LA Auto Show

A whole lotta fun
Nov 22, 2011

Nintendo surely knows how to double the fun in a motorshow. The gaming company brought no less than life-size specimens of two Mario Karts at the LA Auto Show.

To bring the Mario Karts from the gaming console to real life, Nintendo teamed up with West Coast Customs--popular for TV shows like Pimp My Ride on MTV.

"We've played Mario Kart games for years, so it's a dream come true to bring these karts to life," said West Coast Customs CEO Ryan Friedlinghaus. "We think people will be blown away by seeing these cool video game vehicles in person."

For the LA Auto Show, West Coast Customs built the classic Mario Standard kart with glider attachment for going airborne, and the Luigi Bumble V kart with a rear propeller for underwater maneuvers.

More than just fun rides, the karts are also environment friendly. After all, they're electric.

The Mario Kart display at the LA Auto show celebrates Nintendo's upcoming release of Mario Kart 7 for the portable Nintendo 3DS system.

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Would you drive something like this on Edsa? The glider would be awesome during rush hour and the rear propeller would be perfect during flash floods.

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