World's Fastest Gold Cart Goes Over 118 MPH (VIDEO)

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy celebrates after his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, June 19, 2011. |

The world's fastest golf cart can go over 118 mph and was created by Plum Quick Motors, according to reports. The golf cart, nicknamed "Bandit," managed to snag the Guinness World Record title at the Darlington Dragway in South Carolina Monday.

The world's fastest golf cart was driven by Robby Steen, and the vehicle— equipped with golf bags on the back— reached a top speed of 118.76 mph. Steen, his brother Ricky and his father Carson are the minds behind Plum Quick Motors, and they built Bandit over the course of six months in their spare time.

"We've been drag racing electric golf carts since 2008. We were very confident that we could go well over the 103.65mph that we set the first Guinness World Record 'fastest golf cart'. 'We are very excited to have achieved a speed record like this and to do it with electric is even more exciting," he told Daily Mail.

In 2013 when Plum Quick Motors set the record for top speed in a golf cart, Robby Steen was the driver as well.

"I know without a doubt we can and will go much faster in the future," he added.

The golf cart kept over 90 percent of its original parts but the normal motor was swapped out for a custom-made one. It still was able to cover a quarter mile in 12.24 seconds.

Carson Steen started Plum Quick Motors in 1981, and they mainly build faster motors to make slow vehicles run much faster.

"At Plum Quick Motors, we produce high performance golf cart motors for a wide range of applications including hunting, off road, golfing, cruising and even racing," their website reads.

Bandit isn't legal on most golf courses.

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