Whoever said that golf carts are boring, four-wheeled slowpokes must have lived in the past. Cars now come in all shapes and sizes so it wouldn’t be surprising for automakers to venture to designs and markets to hit the sales charts. Recently, Chevrolet has ventured into the golf market with the creation of a new Camaro golf cart.
With the advent of electric vehicles, it’s not surprising to hear that automakers are slowly turning to a (close to) zero-emissions version of their current models and Chevrolet is one of them. Before we know it, Chevy might be paving its way towards a pure electric Camaro what with rumors spreading throughout the internet of a Corvette EV. It’s not too far-fetched to expect both.
Until then, we will have to endure the long wait and make do with what is at hand. Now, Chevrolet does not manufacture any pure electric Camaros but the guys from Caddyshack Gold Carts in California might have one – well, almost. Actually, Caddyshack is offering an officially licensed Camaro-styled golf cart complete with General Motor’s stamp of approval.
The new 2017 Chevy Camaro Fifty is now made available via Caddyshack, complete with all the gear a golf cart will need. It is complete with fixtures such as headlights, taillights, rearview mirror, and a horn and accessories in the likes of a golf bag attachment and sweater basket for players who brought quite a handful of stuff. It has matching vinyl upholstered seats as well as a fold-down windshield.
The Camaro Fifty Cart is heavily based on the 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition, its front end and curvy lines on the sides a perfect copy of the full-sized car. It also has the same unique stripes around the SS-style hood vents similar to those on the full-sized model.
Right under the seats is a large battery compartment. It feeds power to the 48v AC Drive to provide the Camaro Fifty’s much needed energy to flawlessly traverse the vast expanse of a golf course. It runs at a maximum speed of 19.5 mph (31 kph) on level ground and fitted with a set of customized 14-inch aluminum Chevy Camaro Wheels featuring the iconic bowtie emblem. It also has a customized, hand-laid fiberglass front/rear body painted in PPG and a canopy. The overall design aims to copy that of the Camaro SS most especially its aggressive front fascia and prominent splitter.
Compared to the average 48V electric golf cart, the Camaro Fifty cart is expected to be more expensive. A normal bodied 5-year old “refurbished” car costs as much as $5,000 while the Camaro Fifty cart costs $15,995. The only similarity between a normal cart and this new 2017 Camaro Fifty cart is its chassis and drivetrain, everything else is built and formed with a unique character.
There is also a wide array of unique golf carts in Caddyshack’s website including a Ford Mustang model and a beefy Shelby Cobra version. Just like the Camaro, these things do not come cheap. They also offer conventional designs with Kawasaki gas engines for those who prefer an old-school vibe.