DYNASTY MOTORCAR REVIEW
Dynasty Motorcars IT Sport test drive
By Noel Adams
November 16, 2003 I attended EVS 20 in Long Beach, California where I got the
opportunity to test drive the Dynasty Motorcar IT Sport NEV.
IT Sport NEV is a four-seat vehicle that has the more traditional “Golf Cart”
look, unlike their IT Sedan model, which looks more like a VW Bug.
The one being used for test drives was a light blue color with four half
doors that give you a bit better feeling of security that the fully open look of
the GEM or Th!nk neighbor. Fit and
finish on this vehicle was adequate but not as good as it could be.
rep from Dynasty Motorcar had us fasten our seat belts, which were lap style,
before running us quickly thorough the controls.
Starting the Sport is easy; you just put your foot on the brake, turn the
key to the forward position and release the hand brake.
A click indicates the main contactor has engaged and you are ready to
IT Sport comes equipped with turn signals but they are not self-canceling. Brakes and steering do not have power assist.
my wife riding shotgun I hit the accelerator and pulled out onto the test track.
Acceleration was good and the IT Sport quickly picked up speed around the
first bend and was up to its maximum speed of 25mph along the straight at the
top end of the test oval. Steering was surprisingly light and responsive.
road was rougher at the next bend but the suspension handled it well and the
ride was fairly smooth. I did
notice that there was a considerable amount of rattling that appeared to be
coming from the doors however. The
wind was quite blustery but the IT Sport seemed to shelter us from the wind quite
well considering the open design. This
was something my wife really appreciated; she hates wind.
to a stop at the Dynasty Motorcars location I applied the brakes and found them
quite heavy. I had to stomp on then
hard to bring the vehicle to a halt. I
don’t think the brakes are inadequate for this vehicle it’s just that when
you are used to power brakes the heavy feel of the hydraulic brakes makes you
think the vehicle is much harder to stop than it really is. Once you get used to them then they are ok but until you have
used them for a while your heart is in your mouth every time you need to come to
I liked about the Dynasty Motorcars IT Sport
from the wind
I didn’t like about the Dynasty Motorcars IT Sport
that are not self-canceling
of power assist for the Brakes
vehicle rattled too much.
The Dynasty Motorcars IT Sport is a good NEV that could be improved somewhat by better fit and finish, especially in the doors. The ride and light steering are a big plus for this vehicle.