The most fun you can have on three wheels.
The Polaris Slingshot is arguably the most fun you can have on three wheels. Polaris introduced the three-wheeled tricycle back in 2015 and it's proven popular in America ever since, even though it's difficult to classify. In some States, the Slingshot is classed as an autocycle that requires a driver's license to use on the road, while others classify it as a motorcycle. The original Slingshot was powered by a General Motors 2.4-liter EcoTec four-cylinder engine used for the discontinued Chevrolet Cobalt (the predecessor to the Chevrolet Cruze) before the three-wheeler was redesigned for the 2020 model year. For 2022, Polaris is expanding the Slingshot lineup with the return of the sporty SLR model and new personalization options.
Slotting between the Slingshot SL and range-topping R model, the SLR trim is powered by Polaris's in-house 203-horsepower four-pot, combined with a sporty two-tone exterior paint scheme, a Sport Interior Package, and a seven-inch display.
As standard, the top-of-the-range R model is upgraded with a hood scoop made from fiberglass composite material and vented fenders, lending the Slingshot a more aggressive appearance while improving the airflow. All 2020-2022 Slingshots can also be upgraded with the vented sport hood as an optional accessory.
Available exclusively for 2022 is an all-new removable soft top with improved headroom and visibility retailing for $1,799.99. For improved stopping power, all 2022 R models come with four-piston Brembo brakes as standard. With 14% larger front rotors than the standard front brakes, the Brembo brakes are also available as an upgrade kit for all other Slingshot models. To showcase the range of options available, Polaris is offering four unique collections kitted out with an abundance of accessories.
The Drive Series is designed for pure driving fun and comfort with its vented sport hood, a soft-top roof, and heated and cooled seats. It's fitted with paddle shifters as standard, while a Stage 1 ProStar Tune adds an extra 25hp. Designed for adventure, the Escape Series includes the so-called 'excursion' top and adds new storage options for weekend getaways including a roll hoop storage bag, center console bag, side storage, dashboard bags, and overnight driver and passenger bags. The Show Series, on the other hand, adds Stage 3 Roll Hoop Audio Speakers by Rockford Fosgate, as well as an interior light package with six LED lights and LED light pods. Finally, the Design Series includes color-matched parts as well as blacked-out badges, a painted front grille, and dark upper and lower accent kits.
Pricing for the 2022 Polaris Slingshot S starts at $19,999 with a manual and $21,749 with an automatic, while the SLR will set you back $28,899 with a manual and $30,649 with an automatic. The range-topping R model, on the other hand, will retail for $32,499 with a manual and $34,499 with an automatic.
"There's no wrong way to enjoy a Slingshot," says Polaris Vice President Chris Sergeant. " Whether attracting attention with head-turning styling or escaping for an adventure, nothing on the road allows drivers to make their mark more than a Slingshot. We're excited to bring SLR back to expand the Slingshot lineup and provide our owners even more personalization opportunities with thrilling new factory accessories."