The Gold Standard is an unlockable kart body part in Mario Kart 7. It looks identical to the Standard kart except that it has a gold color scheme. The Gold Standard can be unlocked by getting 20,000 coins, or by getting 10,000 VR in Wi-Fi races. It has great speed (the second to fastest kart in the game) and good weight, but lacks good handling, and not very well off-road. The Gold Standard goes with Gold Tires and Gold Glider.
The Gold Standard returns in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an unlockable kart body part. Unlike its appearance in Mario Kart 7, the Gold Standard has the 8 emblem on the front of the kart. It now shares its stats with the Sneeker and Master Cycle. The Gold Standard reappears in Mario Kart Tour as an exclusive kart to Coin Rush mode.