Zam is an alien from Gasmoxia, and is one of Nitros Oxide's henchmen, along with Zem. He races for Team Oxide, which in turn is affiliated with Emperor Velo XXVII.
He acts similar to a dog.
When Zam wins a cup, his victory stance involves him sitting, looking around and barking like a dog. He seems to be a cross between a frog and a lizard. During races, he growls like a dog and barks.
Zam makes his first and only appearance in the console versions of Crash Nitro Kart.
- Zam did not appear in the GBA version of Crash Nitro Kart.
- Billy West's voice clips were retained for the Japanese version of Crash Nitro Kart.
| Crash Nitro Kart
| Racers || Team Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot, Coco Bandicoot, Crunch Bandicoot, Fake Crash) | Team Cortex (Doctor Neo Cortex, Doctor N. Gin, Tiny Tiger, Doctor Nefarious Tropy) | Team Oxide (Nitros Oxide, Zem, Zam, Velo) | Team Trance (N. Trance, Polar, Dingodile, Pura) | GBA Only (Krunk, Nash, Norm, Geary, Spyro the Dragon) | Removed: (Nina, Doctor Nitrus Brio, Rilla Roo, Komodo Brothers, Ripper Roo)
| Bosses || Krunk | Nash | Norm | Geary | Emperor Velo XXVII
| Supporting characters || Aku Aku | Uka Uka
| Race tracks || Terra (Inferno Island, Jungle Boogie, Tiny Temple) | Barin (Meteor Gorge, Barin Ruins, Deep Sea Driving (Crash Nitro Kart)) | Fenomena (Out of Time, Clockwork Wumpa, Thunder Struck) | Teknee (Assembly Lane, Android Alley, Electron Avenue) | Velo's Vault (Gem Cups, Hyper Spaceway)
| Battle Arenas || Temple Turmoil | Frozen Frenzy | Desert Storm | Magnetic Mayhem | Terra Drome
| Items || Wumpa Fruit | ? Crates | Trophies | Crystals | Gems | Relics | CNK Tokens | Keys
| Power Ups || Missiles | Bowling Bombs | TNT Crates | Static Orbs | N. Tropy Clocks | Turbo | Ice Mines | Power Shields | Aku Aku/Uka Uka/Velo Masks | Tornado Tops |Invisibility | Super Engines | Red Eye Missiles | Removed: Voodoo Doll