Golf carts are not the fastest mode of transportation. Just ask any golfer. Yeah, they're much faster than walking -- at least in terms of a pure race -- but golf courses and country clubs almost always regulate the maximum speed a golf cart can achieve.
Usually the top speed of a golf cart is anywhere from 8-15 mph, depending on the golf club, whether they use GPS on the carts to control carts and other factors, like if the cart is going downhill or not. Typically, the governor is a simple spring that can be tightened or loosened to determine the top speed.
However, a company is making custom golf carts that go way faster than your normal golf cart. Lacern Golf Cars makes custom-built golf carts that go up to 55 mph. This one, shown below, goes 50 mph. While it's not as fast as the fastest golf cart, which was clocked at 120 mph, it's the fastest golf cart you can actually use on a golf course.
Starting with golf cart bodies from the likes of EZ Go and Club Car, Lacern powers their super-fast golf carts with Lithium Ion batteries, like you would find in an electric car. Most golf carts use a system of DC batteries working together to power a golf cart. Lacern says that means an advantage of longer battery life, meaning more golf -- 200 holes, by their estimation -- before needing a charge.
The carts do more than go fast. They come with air conditioning and built in stereos, as well a digital display to showcase a speedometer and other data. Leather appointments for seating and on the steering wheel add a luxurious feel while carbon fiber parts add a modern touch.
Lacern's custom golf carts are not cheap, running the range of $25,000 for some of their best work.