2015 Polaris Slingshot Three-Wheeler Means Business


Although it is better known for its four-wheeled off-road vehicles like ATVs, Polaris has been hard at work developing an on-road three-wheeler with a serious appetite for performance. Dubbed the 2015 Polaris Slingshot, this open-air performance three-wheeler might just become your favorite weekend road-runner.

In fact, you might not ever feel closer to the road than in the 2015 Polaris Slingshot, which is technically classified as a three-wheeled motorcycle. The open-air cockpit, underpinned by a high-strength steel spaceframe, sits a mere 5 inches above the ground. That’s half the size of your average Philly cheesesteak. Despite the Slingshot’s list of performance parts, it’s most impressive aspect is its featherweight imprint—curb weight totals just 1725 pounds (1743 pounds for the uprated Slingshot SL).

Under the hood of the 2015 Polaris Slingshot is a 173-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Power is delivered to the rear wheels like a traditional motorcycle, in this case with a carbon-fiber-reinforced beltdrive, hollow-cast aluminum swing arm, and short header exhaust. For maximum road feel, the Slingshot SL sits on forged-aluminum 10-spoke wheels (18-inchers in the front and a single 20-inch wheel in the back) and Kenda “Slingshot” 799 tires, while the base Slingshot makes do with cast 8-spoke 17-inch wheels in front and an 18-inch wheel in back. The sport-tuned suspension consists of double wishbone coil-overs with gas-filled shocks and a sway bar, paired with electronic stability control, standard ABS, and electric power-assisted steering.

The result, according to Polaris, is that “you can actually feel the rush of pavement, not just under your seat, but in your chest.” For all of its no-nonsense, purpose-built parts, the 2015 Polaris Slingshot SL is reasonably well-equipped with useful technology like push-button start. Mounted front-and-center between the driver and passenger is a 4.3-inch LCD display featuring Bluetooth connectivity and a backup camera, and there are LED rear taillights as well as projector-beam headlights up front. While there are no airbags because the three-wheeler is not technically an automobile, there are center-mounted three-point seatbelts and roll hoops. There are neither doors nor a roof, so you’ll be grateful for the Slingshot’s waterproof seats, though we’d still advise some additional outerwear.

We’re eager to get behind the wheel of the 2015 Polaris Slingshot ourselves, especially to cut our teeth on the three-wheeler’s reported 0.88 G’s in corners. As far as toys go, this might be the one to keep on your holiday gift list. The base Slingshot will start at $19,999, while the top-trim Slingshot SL (which gets a windshield and premium wheels) will cost $23,999. If you're in the market for something like a Morgan 3 Wheeler or an Ariel Atom, this might be bargain you've been holding out for.

John Engelman
WTF ???
Julio Manuel Echavarría Correa
Thats not a bac mono?
Pooja Srivastava
Thelma Chido Madondo
oooh yeah !!
Taimour Rashid
Sahil Sharma
this issssssssssssssa car
Johnathan Long
If rather have a morgan
Hema Latha Balachandran
Sarada Mohapatra
looks like something batman would drive....sexy car
Nitesh Vasani
Polaris have come out with some serious mood this time...Slingshot looks aggressively stylish...http://www.worldofautomobile.com/pebble-beach-auction-2014-ferrari-250-gto-lm-overview/
Reza Karooei
Ali Sch
Jorge Escudero Basurto
Mira Xavier Alvarez
Jeff Cope
Looks like Batman got some new wheels
Deep Singh
Ooooooo sssssaaaaammmm
Renauldo Caldwell
Dale Clark
It looks like something batman would drive
Craig Stishenko
If only it had another wheel though!
Tyrone Mineard
Yes but I would want to swap in my H22
Kartikeya Raghav
It's a monster..
Sergio Guerrero
Alejandra Guerrero. Quiero uno. Ve el video\U0001f60d\U0001f60d\U0001f60d
Nishant Gill
Dhruv Arsenal Chaudhary ... whoaahhh ....!!
Jacob Jones
I would have one but not if I have to get a motorcycle license. Morgan still has my heart..
Shreetam Pattnaik
well i make a one for me ;)
Shaun Hynes
Though this looks like extreme fun... It'll put your eye out! A Morgan 3 wheeler is more my speed... Man I feel old ;)
Christopher Bennett
That is amazing!
Paul Collins
agreed, too niche to own one.
Dhruv Arsenal Chaudhary
Nishant Gill 0pen the link.
Vinny Aces
Probably would ... But Polaris is very pricey and heavy royalties follow this brand. I'll wait and see what the competition puts out.
Peter Stelman
Maybe I'd rent one for a day. Probably too niche for me to own.
Vick Jong Isha
AnGel LiMa
এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ এড মি প্লিজ
Walter E. Evans
Looks like a Bat Toy
Deddi OkamiMaru
Maxy Hozaifeh
Fahlu Fitonuddin Aldova
Rad black
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