|“||The best top speed of all! Keep moving...”|
|— Flavor Text • Kirby Air Ride|
The Formula Star is an Air Ride Machine from Kirby Air Ride. It is the fastest non-legendary machine, with a top speed of over 42 mph (71 if its Top Speed stat is boosted using patches). Its name is derived from formula racing, and it even has a spoiler resembling those on formula racecars, as well as similar overall mechanics to them.
Due to its poor steering and acceleration, the Formula Star is difficult to use effectively, especially for beginners. It functions best in the Drag Race event in City Trial, and on courses like Fantasy Meadows and Nebula Belt. Because it takes so long to accelerate, it doesn't always land smoothly when it jumps off of ramps.
One of the Formula Star's benefits is the massive boost it gains in comparison to other machines when using boost pads and perfect landings. Additionally, the Formula Star retains the speed bonuses better than any other vehicle in the game (excluding the legendary machines), so it easily phases through course hazards and enemy attacks.
|“||And now let me present our first Air Ride Machine: Formula Star! When the Formula Star gets revved up, there's no stoppin' it!”|
|— N.M.E. Sales Guy • Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I|
The Formula Star appeared in the episode Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.