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118 mph golf cart claims new world speed record

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

Source: Plum Quick Motors

PQ Golf Cart sets World Speed Record @ 118.76 mph

3 comments
Slowburn
But if you drive using as much power as possible will it get you around 18 holes.
Lee Bell
They will probably have the records for the next one too. That's a lot of money wasted just to make a golfcart pretty much useless.
troyjjefferson
I work in maintenance and I use a golf cart to get around all the buildings I'm over. Now, the one I use is slow and the battery is always dying out on me. How on earth did this one get modified enough to go 118mph? That's awesome, and I'm kind of jealous but mostly just impressed.