Care to be the fanciest person on the golf course?
An expensive set of clubs. A cocky set of plus fours. Individuals who like to waste time at the golf course aren't shy about displaying their wealth, which is why there's no shortage of car-inspired golf carts for oligarchs to tootle around in. A few years ago, Mercedes-Benz dreamt up what its very own golf cart might look like. Now, a company called Garia has taken up the challenge to build a luxury golf cart for the wealthiest of golf enthusiasts, who will have to pay $73,000 to become the king of the course. That's more than a Mercedes E-Class.
For that sum of money, the Garia golf cart better be something special. The company said the styling was inspired by Mercedes-Benz, and we can kind of see inspiration from the Smart FourTwo. Of course with a car-inspired design, the Garia has many features not found on an ordinary golf cart. Some of the Garia's automotive-inspired features include: LED lights, an automotive grille, a rear spoiler that doubles as a golf bag holder, 14-inch aluminum wheels, and a 10-inch infotainment system with bluetooth. The Gaira also has features only found on high-dollar cars such as: a carbon fiber roof, diamond-cut elements, and a built-in cooler.
Garia has also made the cart useful beyond the golf course, because it is classified as a low-speed, street-legal vehicle. The cart's lithium battery pack gives it an electric range of up to 50 miles with two drive modes. Golf mode limits it to slower speeds, while the street mode lets it hit up to 25 mph (European models can even go up to 43 mph). Garia has partnered with famous tuning house Mansory, for the sales and distribution of its new golf car. $73,000 seems like a crazy amount to spend on a golf cart, but there is no shortage of crazy rich people out there.