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Bringing Mario’s karts to life

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Nintendo recently teamed up with West Coast Customs (of MTV's Pimp My Ride fame) to bring two vehicles from the upcoming Mario Kart 7 into reality. The game maker unveiled the working, life-size replicas at the Los Angeles Car Show last month and plans to take them on the road later to promote the new 3DS game.

I got a chance to see the cars and talk to WCC's director of business development, Scott Voinovich, about what it was like turning an abstract, digital go-kart into something people can actually drive. Check out the special audio report I put together detailing the experience.

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Direct Download (play from here or right-click "save as")

Hit the jump for more pictures.

 

Luigi's Bumble V

Bumble V rear

Mario's Standard Kart 2

Reggie and Ryan

Reggie's Bumble V


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