Racing Karts are perhaps the most crucial items within the game of Sugar Rush. Each racer is required to own one of these sweet candy and cookie vehicles if he or she wants to race and become part of the roster.
Racing karts are usually created in the Kart Bakery, which is a mini-game where racers can choose from a variety of ingredients and decorations to bake into their kart. All of the karts in the game appear to be both very fast and durable, as they are capable of taking many hits and driving over all different types of terrain.
Owner: Vanellope von Schweetz
Vanellope's kart has a messy texture and irregular combination of parts, due to Vanellope and Ralph breaking the minigame that produced the vehicle. The kart's body consists of a yellow cream cake covered in a lot of sprinkles and icing. Her spoiler is a pink wafer covered in chocolate sauce or fudge which is held up by straws. Her pipes are straws that blow out powdered candy. The seat appears to be a devil dog cake. The wheels are cookie biscuits wrapped with candy worms. In the Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe app, one of the wheels changes to a chocolate cookie wheel, which is also how it appears in toy form. In the film while King Candy was chasing Ralph and Vanellope, Vanellope tells Ralph to get off the road. When he does you can see the chocolate cookie wheel. The back of her kart seem to have pinkish gumdrops as tail lights. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels. This kart also appears as a rideable vehicle in Disney Infinity.
Owners: Vanellope von Schweetz, King Candy
Vanellope/King Candy's kart is a yellowish pink-and-white kart that appears to be made completely out of sugar or shortbread cake with a crown on the front bumper. There are two flags on the back of the kart and three horns on the front. Two yellow gumdrops make the headlights and tail lights. The wheels have white flowers on them, and three golden pipes stick out from each side of the kart. This kart parks between Adorabeezle Winterpop and Jubileena Bing-Bing. It was presumably destroyed when it was eaten by a Cy-Bug along with King Candy. Some fans call this kart the Royal Kart, but that name has not been confirmed by Disney as of yet. Despite being completely made out of sugar or shortbread cake, it still has a typical race car sound and with 3 pipes on both sides, it is a 6-cylinder 4-stroke engine. It is also shown the gear lever can be removed, as King Candy mashed it on the accelerator in his attempt to kill Vanellope. Some fans also call this kart the Royal Racer which was the kart's name in Disney Infinity. The front wheels are a bit bigger than the back wheels. This kart is also a rideable vehicle in Disney Infinity. In toy form, the two flags do not appear on the back of the kart.
Owner: Taffyta Muttonfudge
Taffyta's Pink Lightning is a Formula One like kart made of strawberry hard candy with a white number 1 on the sides and front hood. The wheels are also made of strawberry hard candy, but with white dots on the outer wheel and white stripes on the inside. Her mirrors are peppermint-like strawberry lollipops. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels. She parks near Jubileena. In the film, her kart has no spoiler. In the Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe app, it does. In toy form, the kart misses a few of the number 1 paint apps.
Candlehead's kart is the Ice Screamer. It is a piece of chocolate birthday cake with pink icing and a frosted spoiler (according to the Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe app) and 3 candles on each of the sides. Both sides of the kart are adorned with a number 7. The wheels are made out of mint chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate swirls on them. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels. In the film, the kart has no mirrors, but in toy form it does.
Owner: Gloyd Orangeboar
Gloyd's kart is the Kernel which is a giant candy corn with a number 13 on it. His spoiler is a brown, orange, and white striped rectangle (could be resembling a chocolate candy corn) with the same decorating scheme at the bottom. The wheels are mellowcreme pumpkins. The front wheels are smaller than the back ones. He parks near Rancis. His kart is a standing model. His kart also has chocolate pipes on both sides and the back of his kart along with yellow and red candy tail lights that almost look like M&M's. In toy form, his tail lights seem to be two rows of three candy pieces instead of two rows of two candy pieces.
Kit Kart and RV1
Owner: Rancis Fluggerbutter
Rancis's kart is the Kit Kart, inspired from the candy Kit Kat. It is a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup with bits taken out of the corners where his front wheels are. His wheels are Reese's Cups with white frosting designs. His spoiler is 2 halves of Hershey Kisses with white stripes holding up a Kit Kat bar. His mirrors are Hershey Kisses. At the back of his kart it has two chocolate pipes along with candy tail lights. He parks between Gloyd and Swizzle. Rancis's RV1 is from the book One Sweet Race. RV1 stands for Rancis and Vanellope (President Vanellope in the book). It was made out of stale cake, burnt cookie wheels, and has an oat cheerio steering wheel. It has a secret weapon that it can leak called Fluggerbutter Oil. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels despite looking the same size. Although One Sweet Race took place after the film, its unknown why Rancis decided to make/drive the RV1. It may be due to the fact the Kit-Kart has the lowest speed (which is 45%) out of all the karts. In the film the kart has mirrors, but in toy form, the mirrors don't appear.
Owner: Snowanna Rainbeau
Snowanna's kart is the Fro Cone. It is a pink snow cone cup with a purple spoon seat and motor, which appears to be an ice block with red pipes and a purple pipe on top. Her wheels are rainbow shaved ice attached to the kart by red and purple pipes. The kart also has two red pipes at the back. She parks between Sticky and Citrusella. In the Golden Books of Wreck-It Ralph, the wheels have another color – green – which was never shown in the movie. In Sugar Rush Speedway, her kart only had a few changes. It's a white snow cone cup and there are swirls on the wheels. It may be intended to look more like the concept art rather than its official design. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels.
Owner: Swizzle Malarkey
Swizzle's kart is the Tongue Twister. It is a giant rainbow unicorn pop with a purple light stand. His wheels are rainbow lollipops. The spoiler appears to be wooden sticks holding up a flat purple jolly rancher. His front wheels are smaller than the back ones. He parks between Rancis and Minty. The kart looks like a dragster. In a early version of the Tounge Twister, the front wheels were blue lollipops and his light stand and spoiler were blue instead of purple. The wheels are less designed in toy form.
Owner: Adorabeezle Winterpop
Adorabeezle's kart is the Ice Rocket. It is a red, white and blue Rocket Pop/Bomb Pop with the number 2 on the sides and a popsicle stick spoiler. The wheels are red, white and blue peppermints. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels. She parks between Candlehead and Vanellope. The Ice Cream Cannon is her specialty in the Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe app. However in toy form, the kart has no number 2. It also has red candy tail lights; these are pink in toy form. In a early concept of the Ice Rocket, there was no number on the sides and a red, white and blue spoiler. It was probably intended to look mostly like the concept art in the final film, due to changes in Sugar Rush Speedway and the Golden Books of Wreck-It Ralph. For an unknown reason, in toy form, the popsicle sticks at the back of the kart seem to be placed on top of her tail lights instead of at the bottom.
Owner: Jubileena Bing-Bing
Jubileena's kart is a piece of cherry pie. Her wheels are made out of cherry ice cream with cherry swirls and a cherry in the center. They are connected to the kart by white pipes. The front wheels are smaller than the back. Her recolor Citrusella Flugpucker has the same kart but blue. She parks between King Candy and Taffyta. In a early version of the Cherriot, it shows a number 5 at the front of the kart which also shows on her racing flag.
Minty's kart is a green candy wrapper with golden lines at the ends. The wheels are green peppermints. Also, the front wheels are smaller than the back wheels. She parks between Crumbelina and Swizzle. Minty Sakura has the same kart. In the film, the kart has no mirrors, but in toy form it does.
Owner: Crumbelina DiCaramello
Crumbelina's kart looks like a real kart. It is a tiramisu cake, an italian dessert that is a coffee-flavored cake with mascarpone icing. The kart has a chocolate drizzle design on the sides. Her wheels are similar to Taffyta's but brown. She sports the number 8. She parks near Minty. The kart looks like a Le Mans Prototype. Her wheels seem to be made of Rolos. Most fans at first believed her kart was chocolate cake covered in tannish-white icing, since it mainly had a chocolate cake appearence rather than a tiramisu appearence. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels. Her kart however has a similar body shape to the Candy Kart. In toy form, the number 8 does not appear at the back of her kart.
Kart used by Citrusella Flugpucker (unnamed)
Owner: Citrusella Flugpucker
Citrusella's kart is a piece of blueberry pie. Her wheels are blueberry ice cream with blueberry swirls and a blueberry in the center, which are connected by white pipes. Her kart is the same as Jubileena's, but blue. She parks between Snowanna and Torvald. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels.
Kart used by Torvald Batterbutter (unnamed)
Owner: Torvald Batterbutter
Torvald's kart is a yellow candy wrapper with golden lines at the ends. The wheels are yellow peppermints.Her kart is the same as Minty's, but yellow. She parks near Citrusella. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels.
Kart used by Nougetsia Brumblestain (unnamed)
Owner: Nougetsia Brumblestain
Nougetsia's kart is identical to Adorabeezle's Ice Rocket but is different in color. It's a pink-and-white Rocket Pop with the number 2 on the sides and a popsicle stick spoiler; her wheels are white and pink peppermints. She parks near Sticky. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels.
Kart used by Sticky Wipplesnit (unnamed)
Owner: Sticky WipplesnitSticky's kart is the same as Minty's, but a turquoise color. Her kart is a turquoise candy wrapper with gold lines at the ends. The wheels are teal peppermints. She parks between Nougetsia and Snowanna. The front wheels are smaller than the back wheels.
- All of the karts are made of different sweets. Because of that, the animators and design team treated each kart as its own character, with different physics and movements.
- Most of the racers' karts resemble of look related to the racers' themes. An example- Taffyta's kart is made of strawberry hard candy just like her theme, Candlehead's kart is made of chocolate cake and ice cream just like her theme of birthday sweets like birthday cake and ice cream, and Rancis' kart is made of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups just like his theme.
- Some notable and/or widely-used fan names for the unnamed karts are:
- Citrusella Flugpucker: Blue-Buggy,, (Blue)berriot and Blueberede.
- Torvald Batterbutter: Golden Glider, Golden Stotcher and the Gold go-kart.
- Nougetsia Brumblestain: Frozen Yo-kart.
- Sticky is the only racer without a fanon-named kart.
- Every racers' kart wheels seem to have smaller wheels at the front and big wheels at the back.
- In Sugar Rush Speedway, each kart looks more like their concept art rather than their official design.
- Some of the karts in toy form do not have most of the paint apps or details that was shown in the film.