She drives in pink vehicles, and in Diddy Kong Racing DS, she and the rest of the characters all drive in yellow vehicles by default. Her statistics are tied with Tiptup for best acceleration and handling (and Drumstick on the acceleration part in the DS remake). Her top speed without bananas is 53.5 mph, and her theme instrument is steel drums.
Pipsy's design was born out of a canceled game project called Astro Mouse. After the plans to make Astro Mouse a full game fell through, its main character was redesigned by Rare Ltd. artist Kevin Bayliss and included in Diddy Kong Racing as Pipsy.