Super tricycle with 173 hp

Medina (USA), July 31, 2014

What is this for a spin? We mean not pejorative, because according to the translation name for this vehicle is quite aptly. The Polaris slingshot ( which means something like spin ) looks like a KTM X-Bow and a Morgan 3 Wheeler were together rattled. And he cries out for fun.

173 hp to 790 kilos

Polaris Slingshot is powered by a 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder. It delivers 173 hp at 6,200 rev / min and 225 Nm at 4,700 rev / min. Is shifted via a manual five-speed transmission and the weight is only 790 kg. The tricycle has a tubular steel frame and is driven by a carbon - reinforced drive belt. As with the motorcycle in the fat 20-inch rear tire sitting on a rocker. Front turn two 18-inch wheels. Information on the performance of the Slingshot does not make Polaris unfortunately.

Also the price is hot

In the " interior " of the two pilots Polaris expects an infotainment system with 4.3-inch display, rear view camera, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and six speakers. According to Polaris, there are storage compartments behind the seats, which are big enough for a helmet. Also, a lockable glove compartment is located in the cockpit. Since the Slingshot is more motorcycle than car, driver must have a motorcycle license and always wear a helmet. The Polaris Slingshot starts in the U.S. at $ 19,900 (about 14,900 Euro ). The top model Slingshot SL costs $ 23,900 ( equivalent to approximately 17,900 euros ). Whether the Slingshot also comes after Germany, according to Polaris is not yet out. Let's hope for the best. (sw)