118 mph golf cart claims new world speed record

Plum Quick Motors claims to have set a new record for the world's fastest golf cart

Playing a round of golf can take a good few hours, not least because of the time taken to walk between shots. Using a golf cart can speed things up, of course, especially if it goes 118 mph (190 km/h). That's the speed Plum Quick Motors says one of its high speed golf carts has hit to claim a new world record.

The existing record for the world's fastest golf cart was already held by Plum Quick Motors (and will be until the claimed new record is verified). That was set at the Darlington Dragway in South Carolina, US, on October 4 last year, with driver Robby Steen hitting 103.65 mph (166.81 km/h).

The new record run took place on October 31st, 2014, again at the Darlington Dragway. According to Steen, the record attempt was made in a Club Car golf cart modified with Plum Quick's "Black Ops" performance motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. Following a week of testing with his brother and father, the cart is said to have hit 118.76 mph (191.13 km/h) over a quarter-mile distance.

The video below shows the potentially record-breaking run.

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