Gherkin, (also called Zucchini in North America), is an unlockable kart part in Mario Kart 7.


Gherkin, (called Zucchini in Northern America), is an extended, green kart resembling the shape of a zucchini and a cucumber. This kart highly resembles Cucumber and it shaped like a B Dasher. In the front, there is a yellow line similar to that of red line decorating B Dasher. Also, Gherkin has same color that the Cucumber kart is as they both have a green coloration. Next to the yellow line, there are three small black lines on both sides. Next to the black lines, there are bluish-gray squares where the tires can stick next to it. There is also a cyan windshield next to the black wheel. At the back, there is a very small, orange, square-shaped light next to the bigger square. Also, at the back, there are four circular orange lights with spiky, polished, bluish-gray rocket above it.

Gherkin is considered to be the most fastest kart in the game. It shares the same speed as Blue Seven.

Stat Boosts

  • Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: 0
  • Handling: -0.25
  • Off-Road: 0


  • The reason that this kart's name is differed from the PAL and NTSC regions is because of words of zucchini being a different wording from what it is called everywhere else in the world. Zucchini is the name in Northern America and Courgette is what it is called everywhere else. Though, the kart is not called Courgette and is rather called Gherkin, a type of courgette/zucchini.