It may not be as hilarious or silly as Rémi Gaillard's real-life Mario Kart experiment, but the idea of dressing up as everyone's favorite Italian plumbers and hitting the streets in go-karts has made its way to Japan. The folks at Japanese website Cliccar donned their best Mario and Luigi costumes, hopped in a pair of go-karts and hit the streets, drawing huge crowds in the process.

The Cliccar folks raced street-legal X-carts, which cost around ¥379,800 (about $4,900 based on current exchange rates), and are capable of speeds up to 35 miles per hour, or even 50 mph when tuned properly.

Follow the jump for over three minutes of real-life Mario Kart action, Japanese style.



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      Bill
      • 3 Years Ago
      Street leagal go kart? I want I want
      Thor
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone seen the trailer for Mario Kart: The Movie? It's pretty amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG1ex0AAU5c
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Thorlius
        • 3 Years Ago
        MUCH better version of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytfhzcSF-Y
          LynxFX
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Thorlius
          Actually THIS is a much better version of that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h4zTEwgCpQ
      jonfnsweet
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, that was gay...
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Matrix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Only in japan, you pull a stunt like this in america and you will get laughed at and then pulled over, given a ticket and provably have your cart impounded. Welcome to america the land of the not so free.
      TahsinZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      more like Mario Kart: Stuck in Traffic...
      htay9500
      • 3 Years Ago
      This man lives life.
      Jon Norman
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have respect for any nation that can glorify tentaclerape, ******* and "chikans", yet, have a very low STD rate among developed countries. I haven't been to Japan in a while. I really should get back.
      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Japanese, truly great people, but sorry, Remi Gaillard's is better IMO.
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