Mario Kart wouldn't be our top choice for a racing game crying out to be brought to life, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from having two full-sized karts from the game recreated and wheeled out at the LA Auto Show. One each of Mario's own four-wheeler and Luigi's Bumble V have been built by the West Coast Customs crew, though they aren't mere models, these are actual electric cars that can be driven! Just look at Reggie Fils-Aime enjoying the thrill of being sat inside the cartoonish kart above.
Nintendo's doing this to promote the upcoming launch of Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS on December 4th — because nothing is quite as three-dimensional as the real world, after all — and is allowing Auto Show visitors an early chance to play the game as well. When all the festivities are done with, the two treasured vehicles will be given away in a partnership with GameStop to members of the game retailer's PowerUp Rewards loyalty program. Check out their unveiling video below.