Polaris And Roush Join Forces For 203-HP Slingshot Special Edition

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For when you get bored with a Miata.

The three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot lineup has been expanded to include the new 203 horsepower Roush special edition model, a direct upgrade of the Slingshot R platform.

Polaris introduced the current Slingshot in 2020, powered by the firm's in-house-developed 2.0-liter ProStar four-cylinder, which, in lower trims, offers 178 hp. Upgrade to the SLR, R, and now the Roush edition, and output increases to 203 ponies and 144 lb-ft of torque with a rev limit of 8,500 rpm.

What makes the Roush Edition special? It essentially picks up where the R leaves off and adds a host of features like four-piston Brembo Brakes with 14% larger front brake rotors with fixed calipers, a Slingshot Excursion Top, Sparco pedal covers for improved foot grip, and a race car-inspired steering wheel with color accents.


Buyers who opt for the AutoDrive automatic transmission instead of the standard five-speed manual, which comes with a Roush block "R" branding on the shift knob, will benefit from paddle shifters for enhanced shifting control on demand. These shifters are made from a composite material to deliver great feedback while driving.

A seven-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and navigation comes standard, as does a 100-watt audio system and amplifier and a Roush-supplied driver's seat.

Styling-wise, Polaris went with a color-matched center stripe and stitching, blacked-out badges, a Roush graphics package, Racetrack Red special edition paint, an excursion top, and a Roush Edition glove box badge.


We previously referenced the three-wheeled Slingshot as being a more hardcore choice for those who want something different and slightly crazier than a Mazda Miata, and the Roush Edition is certainly no different.

Plus, it has the added benefit of Roush influences. Buyers can upgrade their vehicle with options like heated and cooled seats, additional storage bags, color-matched rear fender, and a Stage 3 audio kit with integrated speakers behind the headrest.

If you like what you see here, then pricing is probably your next question. The three-pedaled version begins at $37,349, and the AutoDrive-equipped models start at $39,499. If you're a California resident, the prices are slightly higher at $37,349 and $39,499, respectively.

Orders are currently being accepted, and deliveries will begin this spring.


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