Guy Builds Appropriately Proportioned Mario Kart IRL

May 15, 2012


This is MIT grad student Charles Guan and his Chibikart, a 26MPH electric go-cart inspired by the ones from everyone's favorite N64 drinking game, Mario Kart. Now I'm not sure what 26MPH feels like when you're that close to the ground with nothing between your face and a wall except your own knees, but my guess is invigorating. Reminds me of the first time I was ever shot out of a cannon. I wound up in the hospital with three broken ribs, two broken arms, and one giant f***ing smile. Don't tell my mom, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Hit the jump for a video of Charles speeding around in the thing like he's trying to win Rainbow Road.

Thanks to Mark and cailyn, who agree the best kind of karts are Mario ones. Second is ice cream karts.

  • This is when we find out Mario Kart took place in school zones, public parks, combined driving under the influence of some very, very strong acid.

  • Tony Fernandez


  • $18922249


  • That looks like fun - dangerous, face hurting fun!

  • No brakes? How are you supposed to drift?

  • I'd double¬†the wheel size and rubberize them to increase speed and traction. BUt that'd probably burn the motor out.

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