The interesting Polaris Slingshot was recently introduced into the U.S. and Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire recently had the opportunity to drive the three-wheeled sports car on the twisties to see how it actually performs.
Beneath the uniquely designed body, the Polaris Slingshot is powered by a small 2.4-litre Ecotec engine delivering a total of 173 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque. While Polaris has yet to reveal performance times for the Slingshot, the fact that it weighs just 756 kg (1,666 pounds) means it should be very quick off the line and through the corners.
Beyond rivalling the X-Bow, the Slingshot will aim to take the three-wheeled sports car crown from the Campagna T-Rex. For a visual standpoint at least, it is certainly more eye-catching than the T-Rex. The car utilises a very sharp design with some similarities to the near alien design of the X-Bow being reflected in the Polaris Slingshot. Interestingly, the driver of the Slingshot has to have a motorcycle license to drive the car with helmets also being a necessity.
Incredibly, the Polaris Slingshot starts at a mere $19,999 with a fully optioned Slingshot costing just $23,999.