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POLARIS SLINGSHOT

 

The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled motor vehicle. It was introduced in 2014 as a 2015 model.

The Slingshot is manufactured by Polaris Industries, which claims “It’s a three-wheeled motorcycle!” It has a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, side-by-side bucket seats, and does not lean. Three-point seat belts are fitted, however it has no airbags or crumple zone, and driver and passenger must wear motorcycle helmets in certain jurisdictions. It has no roof, doors, or side windows. A small windshield is an optional extra on the base model, and fitted as standard on the SL model.  The steering wheel, gear stick, and brake, clutch, and throttle pedals have a conventional automobile layout.

Depending on which state the Slingshot is registered in, it will either be registered as a motorcycle, or as an auto-cycle. Hawaii is the only state still legislating on vehicle classification.

The Slingshot weighs 1,743 pounds (791 kg) and is powered by a 2.2 liter inline four engine derived from the GM Ecotec. This engine was formerly used by GM in the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Skysports cars.

The 2015 Polaris Slingshot has a 2384 cc displacement, with a five-speed manual transmission. The standard Slingshot has two 17″ front wheels and a singular 18″ wheel in the rear of the vehicle, while the Slingshot SL and SL LE Edition have two 18″ forged aluminum front wheels with a 20″ rear wheel. All models have a double-wishbone front suspension with a sway bar to control the front end.

 

 

 

 

SLINGSHOT® S VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

Features 
Color / GraphicsGloss Black
POWERTRAIN 
EngineGM Ecotec LE9 2.4L DOHC
Displacement (cid/cc)2384 cc
Bore and Stroke88mm x 98mm
Compression Ratio10.4:1
Valve TrainDOHC, VVT
Fuel91 octane or higher
PERFORMANCE 
Rev Limit (RPM)7200 RPM
Peak Power (HP)173 HP @ 6200 RPM
Peak Torque (ft-lbs)166 ft-lbs @ 4700 RPM
FLUID CAPACITY 
Fuel (Gallons/Liters)9.77 Gallons / 37.1 Liters
BRAKES 
Brake Rotors (Front)Vented cast iron, 298mm diameter
Brake Rotors (Rear)Vented cast iron, 298mm diameter
WHEELS AND TIRES 
Front Tire TypeKenda SS-799
Front Tire Size205/50R17
Front Wheel TypeCast
Front Wheel Size17×7 J
Rear Tire TypeKenda SS-799
Rear Tire Size265/35R18
Rear Wheel TypeCast 
Rear Wheel Size18×9.5 J
TRANSMISSION 
Clutch TypeDry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
Transmission Type5 Speed Synchromesh with Reverse
1st Gear Ratio3.753:1
2nd Gear Ratio2.258:1
3rd Gear Ratio1.512:1
4th Gear Ratio1.000:1
5th Gear Ratio.729:1
Reverse Gear Ratio3.672:1
Gear Shift PatternH
Bevel Drive Ratio2.312:1
Final Drive TypeCarbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36mm x 147T
Final Drive Ratio1.590:1
ELECTRICAL 
Battery30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
LIGHTING 
HeadlightProjector H9 65w
Auxiliary LightProjector H3 55w
Tail/Brake LightLED
Turn SignalsLED
License Plate LightLED
Speedometer LED
Speedometer & Indicator LightsLED
DRIVER AIDS 
ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)Standard
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)Standard
Traction ControlStandard
WARRANTY 
Factory Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles
DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES 
Overall Vehicle Height51.9 in/1318 mm
Overall Vehicle Length149.6 in/3800 mm
Overall Vehicle Width77.9 in/1980 mm
Max Wet Weight1749 lbs.
Overall Width (in/mm)69.1 in/1755 mm
Wheelbase (in/mm)105.0 in/2667 mm
Ground Clearance (in/mm)5.0 in/127 mm
STEERING 
ActuationRack-and-pinion
AssistPolaris EPAS, Speed Sensitive
Steering Turns, lock-to-lock3.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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