Ever since 2014, automotive innovator Polaris has been creating their now legendary Slingshot three-wheel models. The Slingshot is not technically a car, nor is it a motorcycle, but is instead considered an “Autocycle” – lying right between a car and a motorcycle. The new 2022 Polaris Slingshot lineup is here!
5 models to choose from
The Slingshot comes in 5 variants, namely the Slingshot S, which is the base model starting at $20,799. A step up from there is the SL, which starts at $26,799. Then we have the Slingshot SLR, priced at $29,699. After that we have the high-spec Slingshot R starting at $33,299, and finally the Slingshot Signature Limited Edition starting at $35,799.
Because these models are not classed as cars, they are excluded from many emissions laws and other regulations that govern cars. At the same time, because it’s not technically seen as a motorcycle either, you generally don’t need to have a motorcycle license to operate one.
They may be compact, but these 2-seater models are packing a lot of power under the hood. The base model comes loaded with a 2.0L engine outputting up to 178-hp paired with either a manual or automatic transmission with paddle shifters depending on driver preference. The cockpit is totally open with no canopy, but there’s no need to fear because the interior is completely waterproof. Polaris does sell an accessory called the Slingshade which provides a covering for the cabin.
When you see the Slingshot R, however, you may find it hard to believe that such a vehicle can exist and not be a car, but Polaris has made it so. The engine is still a 2.0L, but it’s tuned to offer up to 203-hp and even 144 lb-ft of torque with a redline of 6,500 rpm – yes, you read that correctly. The top speed of the Slingshot R is limited to 125 mph, but that just means it can keep up with virtually anything on the road.
Packed with features
When you get to the higher trim levels like the R, you get a whole new level of finish and finesse compared to previous Slingshot models. The interiors even come with a Rockford Fosgate audio system and a 7-inch touchscreen display that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay so you can connect your iPhone with ease and enjoy an all-too familiar digital interface.
On top of that, the R model delivers signature full LED lighting, keyless start, gloss black interiors, 2 USB ports, leather seats, cruise control, ESC, 18” aluminum wheels at the front…the list goes on.
Unique style, whichever model
Whichever of the 5 models that you choose based on your budget and needs, you’re sure to stand out and get noticed on the road with a Polaris Slingshot. The range has never looked better, nor been so generously packed with standard features. Inquire with Polaris today to learn more about special offers and available models in your area.