Nintendo partnered with West Coast Customs to build life-sized Mario Karts, which debuted at the 2011 LA Auto Show this week. The Mario “kart appears to be front-wheel drive, with 18-inch wheels on the rear; noted for its Super Glider option for cliff jumping, the attachment is mounted prominently overhead.” Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

Luigi’s kart, decked-out with 16-inch wheels and disc brakes, is also front-wheel drive. It is available with a propeller to provide movement under water, but the accessory wasn’t attached when we visited.

[via TechnabobAutoblog]