By way of this story, and the headline "Ford Now Offering An Electric SVT Raptor – Sort Of" we were somewhat intrigued by this built-up golf cart and the idea that Ford Motors Co. would get behind such a project.  It's not, however, crystal clear in the linked story that Ford did not actually build the thing.  It turns out the cart is built by Caddyshack Golf Carts, a company that obviously builds some powerwheels-on-steriods-styled big kid toys, but describes themselves as simple purveyors of 4-wheeled fairway conveyances:

"Over the last six years Caddyshack Golf Cars of Palm Desert, CA. has become one of America’s premier golf car retailers. By utilizing our retail success, decades of global marketing expertise, strategic alliances with leading industry suppliers and the consumer appeal of legendary brand names, Caddyshack Golf Cars is uniquely positioned to offer uncompromising quality, classic styling and road-tested performance to your golf car driving experience."


Here's what you get with this bad boy:

Standard Features

  • Officially-Licensed Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Badging
  • Custom Molded, Hand-laid Fiberglass Front & Rear Body
  • Automotive Paint, Available in Black, Red and White
  • Two Rows of Forward Facing Seats (rear-facing seat also available)
  • Rear Cargo Box with Spray-Lined Interior and Fold-down Tail Gate

  • Marine-grade Vinyl Logo'd Seats
  • Headlights and Taillights
  • Custom SVT 14" Aluminum Wheels
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Fold-Down Windshield
  • Cup Holders and Dashboard Storage Pockets
...and the specs:

Caddyshack “Ford” SVT Raptor in black - front view

  • Available in 48v DC Electric or 400cc/13.5hp Gas
  • Welded Tubular Steel Frame
  • "Lifted" EZGO L-6 Chassis
  • Rack & Pinion Steering
  • Front & Rear Leaf-Spring Suspension
  • Front & Rear Hydralic Shocks
  • Rear Wheel Mechanical Self-adjusting Drum Brakes
  • Top Speed: 16 mph (level ground)
  • Length: 13 ft, 2 in
  • Width: 4 ft, 5 in
  • Height w Roof: 6 ft, 5 in
  • Ground Clearance: 8 in (from differential)
  • Weight w/out Batteries - 750 lbs
  • Vehicle Load Capacity - 1198 lbs
What?  No range numbers?

Though we're obviously enthralled with all things that have batteries and motors and things, it's hard to really relate to an EV that's built for the golf course and styled after a full-sized, dinosaur-burning four-wheel-drive monster pickup truck, but hey.  We're trying.  Does it make a V8 sound too?

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