I spent most of my time at the Austrian Grand Prix at the GP2 paddock with Racing Engineering, and while their support quad did a fine job as a tow vehicle, Porsche Motorsport’s rather impractical golf cart took the crown easily.
Contrary to what the news cycle pounds into our brains, the electric car conversation does not begin and end with Elon Musk. There’s a more affordable and more relevant urban mobility solution than Tesla. I’m talking about the humble golf cart, which is already well on its way to ruling the world.
Golf carts can be a hell of a lot of fun, mostly because there's basically zero safety equipment whatsoever. But when they run the quarter mile this quickly, it looks downright scary. It just sped through at 118 MPH, finishing in 12.24 seconds. Which is faster than a 2014 Mercedes CL65 AMG.
"!!!OMG!!!," the title of the video states, as an all-electric drag racing golf cart, which is a Real Thing, completely flips over after attempting a full throttle run. !!!OMG!!!, indeed. This is why we have wheelie bars, everyone.
If you've ever been gripped by the burning desire to turn an idillic golf course into a dirt track and ensure you never get that country club membership endorsement, this officially-licensed Ford Raptor golf cart is your weapon of choice.
Here's a Jalopnik Helpful Hint: if you're going to hop into a golf cart, don't crash it. Because it will not end well for you. Your throat will be impaled on a steering wheel, you'll probably snap your neck, and you'll definitely have a face full of glass pebbles. But watching the tests is awesome.
E-Z-GO golf carts and off-road utility vehicles are being recalled because somebody at the factory didn't screw some steering wheels on tight enough, leaving the carts to run every which way at the pace of a potentially-lethal brisk walk.
What happens when you take an ordinary golf cart and stuff it with a Hayabusa engine? Great, great, wonderful things.
Mercedes-Benz designed a golf cart concept. It looks like they've finally accepted that their stereotypical customer is a thousand years old.
Golf carts are cool. Hovercrafts are cooler. Why hasn't anyone ever made a golf cart out of a hovercraft? Now they have.
The $45,000 Indian-built and -designed Metaltech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart is essentially an armored golf cart designed to withstand grenade attacks. Although seemingly the least threatening armored vehicle ever built, it makes perfect sense for Mumbai-like confined quarters anti-terrorism use.
The United States Army is going to trade in its Humvees and Jeeps for E-Z-Go golf carts and Native American Biofuels electric trucks in an effort to save money and improve the army's average fuel efficiency.
Those complaining about high gas prices and the lack of electric cars need look no further than the putting green, where electric golf carts are being converted to look like Hummers, hot rods and even fire trucks. Some carts are even capable of speeds in excess of 45 mph and will travel 25 miles on a single charge.…
In a sheer stroke of synergistic bliss, the kids over at Gizmodo have uncovered this brilliant combination of ingenuity, laziness, slovenliness and just gosh darn good times. Sure, it's basically a golf cart with a 54-quart Coleman stainless steel ice chest attached, but it also solves that already well-addressed…
E-Z-GO, of Augusta, GA (natch), has recalled around 60,000 gasoline-powered golf carts, including 2002-2005 Fleet and Freedom Golf Cars, as well as Shuttle 2+2 Personnel Carriers. Apparently, there's a problem with the air cleaner assembly that can allow fuel to get in and start fires. About fifteen instances of the…