Polaris has fully revealed the 2015 Slingshot, following a teaser released at the beginning of the month.
Going up against the Campagna T-Rex and other similar three-wheelers, the Polaris Slingshot looks basically like a KTM X-Bow but with only a rear center-mounted wheel. Its heart and soul is a GM-sourced 2.4-liter EcoTec engine sending 173 bhp (129 kW) at 6,200 rpm and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm) at 4,700 rpm to the rear wheel with help from a five-speed manual gearbox and a carbon-reinforced drive belt.
Polaris is shy when it comes down to performance specs but it should be quite fast taking into consideration the Slingshot weighs only 1,700 lbs (771 kg). In terms of physical dimensions, the three-wheeler is 149.6 inches long, 77.6 inches wide and 51.9 inches tall, with a 105-inch wheelbase and a 5-inch ground clearance. It sits on 18-inch front wheels and a 20-inch rear wheel while the body panels are made from polymer to guarantee rustproof and better resistance to impacts.
Other features worth mentioning include projector-beam headlights, LED taillights along with three-point seat belts and roll hoops. It also features a reverse tilt hood and has a double wishbone forged aluminum suspension and electronic power-assisted steering with ESC.
On the equipment list we find adjustable waterproof seats, locking glove box and tilt steering wheel while for entertainment you get a 4.3-inch LCD with Bluetooth, six-speaker sound system, USB support and a backup camera. It also comes with two lockable storage bins each big enough to hold a helmet and a standard backpack.
Pricing kicks off at 19,999 USD for the base model and goes up to 23,999 USD for the SL variant. As standard you get two years of unlimited warranty but at an additional cost an extra three years can be acquired.