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There’s nothing like the high-pitched whine of a track-load of karts flying down the straight or whizzing into a banked turn to have speed freaks everywhere drooling to get behind the wheel. Discover the addictive fun of these punchy little karts as they master the twists and turns.
Karting is a variant of open-wheel motorsport with small, open, four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits. Karting is commonly perceived as the stepping stone to the higher ranks of motorsports.
Karts vary widely in speed and some (known as Superkarts) can reach speeds exceeding 260 kilometres per hour (160 mph), while amusement park go-karts intended for the general public may be limited to speeds of no more than 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph).