The GK2G is an F1-inspired go-kart concept designed by Beau Ried. However the GK2G has a very nifty trick up its sleeve. Instead of requiring a dedicated trailer, pick-up truck or large van to haul it around in, the GK2G’s unique folding chassis allows it to be transported in just about any mid-size car.
The GK2G’s other party trick is the motor. Instead of being a noisy, dirty and smelly internal-combustion engine – usually the sort of thing you don’t want touching your car’s back-seat upholstery – the GK2G is powered by a high-power electric motor fed by lithium-ion batteries.
The GK2G’s chassis is made almost entirely from carbon fiber. Meaning it’s incredibly lightweight, which is an advantage both on the track, and when being lifted in and out of the car. When folded, the GK2G measures just 30 in. x 30 in. x 15 in ( 76 cm x 76 cm x 38 cm). The expected overall weight of the GK2G go kart’s chassis is just 65 lbs (30 kgs).
Due to the featherweight construction and nippy electric motor, Ried theorises the GK2K could top 60 mph (100km/h).