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Porsche's $900 Go-Kart ... for kids only!

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June 16, 2013

Porsche's new kid-specific Go-Kart weighs in at  55 pounds (25 kg) and can support future ...

Porsche's new kid-specific Go-Kart weighs in at 55 pounds (25 kg) and can support future Schumachers up to 110 lbs (50 kg)

Porsche has traditionally targeted professional males between the ages of 21 and 60, but the all important demographic between the ages of 5 and 8 has not been completely ignored. Porsche’s Go-Kart is the latest effort to appeal to this budding market.

At roughly five feet in length (1.5 m) the orange-black Go-Kart is a new offering from Porsche’s Lifestyle Collection for kids. The pedal-powered racer weighs in at a sleek 55 pounds (25 kg) and can support future Schumachers up to 110 lbs (50 kg).

The Go-Kart uses real world elements like a tubular steel frame, low-profile inflatable tires, a sport seat, composite rims and a rear braking system. For pro-style drifting about the dining room, a handbrake has been affixed off to the driver’s right. Horsepower, torque figures and 0-60 mph times are all up to the child and their rotational peddle-powering abilities.

Porsche’s Go-Kart is available for $900 through Porsche dealerships and online shops.

Product page: Porsche

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4 Comments

Would this not be a "pedal kart"? Are not go-karts motor-powered?

Is there a single thing Porsche cannot make more expensive by merely gracing with its name?

C. Walker Jr.
16th June, 2013 @ 09:27 am PDT

900$ for a pedal cart?? Thats brand power baby!

Arahant
16th June, 2013 @ 11:16 am PDT

Now they just need to make it hybrid with regen. braking and in adult size for $9000.00

roygbiv
17th June, 2013 @ 12:30 pm PDT

Unless it has a differential, it has one tire to deliver power to the ground. So it would have been better as a tadpole trike, but where is the cachet and profit motive in that?

Bruce H. Anderson
17th June, 2013 @ 07:18 pm PDT
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