Photos Courtesy of GariaShown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Garia Mansory Currus will make more of an impression on the green than it will on the street. Thanks to a close collaboration with luxury car customizer Mansory, the svelte-looking golf cart has all the trimmings of a super sports car, but with a top speed of 37 mph. Alright, so it probably won’t be whipping around the racetrack anytime soon but the Garia Roadster should make for a nice cruise to the 18th hole.
We told you about the Garia Roadster back in 2010, but here's a little refresher course before we tell you about the new limited edition version. Fit for low-speed cruising, the Roadster blends the sleek looks of a custom car with the ease of use of a golf cart. As the world’s first luxury golf and leisure car, Mr. Anders Lynge, designer and creative director of Garia, says the “Roadster is really the closest you get to a golf car version of your favorite luxury sports car.” While it may not have the horsepower or torque of a Ferrari, it does come with unique driving settings and custom trimmings — the classic-looking Roadster edition comes in a chocolate brown with tan leather seats, golf bag attachments and chrome wheels.
As great as the Roadster is, the real showpiece is the limited edition model — the Garia Mansory Currus. Designed in collaboration with Mansory (who has customized such luxury cars as Bentley, Bugatti, and Ferrari), only seven of the Currus will be available for sale, meaning you better get your hands on one now. Each cart, costing ?50,000 (about $75,945), boasts typical Mansory features like carbon fiber, leather detailing and custom seats. A setting for maximum motor braking and battery regeneration mimics a sports car ride, while a speed switch adjusts through several driving modes with individually set top speeds and acceleration parameters.
Fitted with lithium batteries, the Currus has a range of up to 37 miles. To really get your pulse racing, its speed package (which isn't available in the US) allows a generous 37 mph — it doesn't seem fast now but wait until you're speeding past the boring average golf carts on the green.
If you want to take the limited edition Garia Mansory Currus (which is also available in a four-person version) for a spin around town you'll have to go to Europe where it's street legal because it's definitely not allowed in the US.