The Classic Kart is a basic kart, rimmed with gold or silver pipe-work that holds the body together, although in-game, the pipe-work is in the exact same color as the kart itself. This is merely done to get the game to perform well, as higher-detailed models for the karts, which fo use silver pipe-work, are featured in the Character Select screen for Adventure Mode, as well as cutscenes for the bosses. It also features two large, silver exhaust pipes.
The kart naturally returns in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, a remake of Crash Team Racing. Unlike in its first appearance, the kart is heavily customizable, as players can choose which body, wheels and colors their kart should use, and can even further decorate them with stickers and body-specific decals. The default set, branded "Classic", also has five new decals, and the game includes fifteen paint jobs that reflect the Classic Kart's original fifteen colors from Crash Team Racing.
The Classic Kart has received some minor changes, appearing as a mixture of the original artwork and the in-game models of Crash Team Racing. While the pipe-work for the karts are in a different color like in the old artwork, the tires are short and wide like in the old models. Additionally, a pentagonal emblem is placed on front of the kart, which is unique to the Nitro-Fueled redesign.
An extra variant known as the Retro Kart appears in the PlayStation 4 version of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which appears to be a polygonal version to emulate a nostalgic, retro-like feeling. However, the Classic Kart is only available as eight Kart Sets, separate from the other Kart customization options, with each being colored after the karts from the eight default characters. Despite this, its Retro Wheels can still be applied to any other body.
These are all the available parts in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled that form the Classic Kart set.
|Unlock Condition||None.||PS4 exclusive.|
|Character||Crash Bandicoot||Pura||Dr. N. Gin||Coco Bandicoot||Dr. Neo Cortex|
|Character||Ripper Roo||Komodo Joe||Papu Papu||Dingodile||Tiny Tiger|
|Unlock Condition||Defeat Ripper Roo in Adventure Mode.||Defeat Komodo Joe in Adventure Mode.||Defeat Papu Papu in Adventure Mode.||None.|
|Character||Polar||Dr. N. Tropy||Penta Penguin||Fake Crash||Pinstripe|
|Unlock Condition||None.||Beat all of N. Tropy's times in Time Trial Mode.||Unlocked via cheat code.||Clear the Purple Gem Cup in Adventure Mode.||Defeat Pinstripe in Adventure Mode.|
Crash Team Racing
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
- The karts in Crash Team Racing actually uses 2D sprites for its wheels that always faces the front and change depending on the camera angle, a technique similarly used for the characters in Mario Kart 64. This trick is being used by the developers to minimize performance issues during races, as the character select screen of Adventure Mode and cutscenes do feature fully-modeled wheels.