No matter where you sit on the whole “I would drive this” scale with machines like the Polaris Slingshot, you’re looking at a sporty car with rear-wheel drive, a manual transmission, huge customization catalogue, and a warranty.

People say needing a helmet on the road is a downside. Eh? That’s what brain bucket and intercom shopping therapy is for.

Spec highlights include a quoted 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds, 178 horsepower and 120 ft-lbs of torque; a 1,647 lb (747 kg) curb weight will help with that. Polaris thoughtfully also lists a “Peak Lateral Grip” of 1.02g. Your choice of manual or automatic (AutoDrive) transmission with paddle shifters.

Unlike a boutique manufacturer hampered by limited parts availability, or a large manufacturer trying to create a speedster-sans-fat, Polaris sits sort of in the middle.


“When you’re behind the wheel of a Slingshot, there’s no escaping the attention – its bold, one-of-a-kind looks turn casual arrivals into grand entrances.”

–Chris Sergeant, Polaris Slingshot Vice President


It can borrow sought-after core technology, like a market-leading RIDE COMMAND system, from its other model lines. Pair with 7-inch display, navigation, and Apple CarPlay—turn up the Stage 3 Rockford Fosgate Audio—the Polaris Slingshot Signature LE (and other Slingshot models so equipped) makes a compelling case for itself as a cruiser and day tripper.

Features like heated and cooled seats, plus (bright!) interior lighting from XKGlow—a name more known in motorcycle, off-road, and truck circles—is equipment you definitely do not see on a typical driver-focused roadster.

A comprehensive build your own (and roof options) are available to play around with during your next Zoom call.


sources • Polaris (release)

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