West Coast Customs, the auto shop made
famous for building dream machines in the show 'Pimp My Ride,'
recently joined Nintendo at the LA Auto Show to roll out two life-sized and fully operational racing karts based on the cartoony vehicles
featured in the upcoming Mart Kart 7 for the 3DS. No word yet on how many big-screen TVs and turntables can be found in
the trunk, or if they put a copy of Mario Kart 7 inside the kart so you
could play Mario Kart inside of your Mario Kart...
The electric rides are carbon copies of
Mario's four-wheeler and Luigi's Bumble V karts. Nintendo of America
president Reggie Fils-Aime was also on-hand at the LA Auto Show to
take them for a test drive and record this
The karts were created as one-of-a-kind
promotions, so don't expect to see them driving down your street anytime soon. However they are set to be given away by GameStop to two
lucky (and, we hope, licensed) members of its PowerUp Rewards
Mario Kart 7 launches for the 3DS on
December 2 in the UK, and December 4 in North America. Get a lead on
the competition by reading our online multiplayer preview and keep checking back for more coverage of Mario's racing debut on Nintendo's new handheld.
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