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A tricycle provides a sense of speed that is almost similar to the experience of a motorcycle, but has the stability of a car. One of the newest tricycles on the market is the Polaris Slingshot that goes from 0 to 100 km per hour in 4.9 seconds. As many as four new Slingshots are coming out this year!Online Editor: Natasha Hendriks
Image: Polaris Inc.


The three-wheeled Polaris can be, well, polarizing. It is not really in a category. It's not a motorcycle but neither is it a car. But once in the seat, even the most cynical are treated to a driving experience worthy of a supercar. Its low profile and open cockpit create an extraordinary intimacy with the road and its surroundings.

New and improved

Introduced in 2015 by the company known for its snowmobiles, the Slingshot was only available in the manual version until a new version was introduced in 2020. "We had used a standard GM engine in our original model years," admits Chris Sergeant, vice president of Polaris Slingshot. "It was a great engine, bulletproof, but it didn't quite fit the vehicle. We used our own four-cylinder, the Polaris ProStar, which is now in the machine."

Turn the music up

The model is currently offered in four variants: the S, SL, R and R Limited Edition. The Slingshot goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds and has a limited top speed of 200 km / h.

And when it comes to sound, the new 100-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system - paired with the Polaris Ride Command infotainment system with Apple CarPlay - is solid enough to fill the cockpit, despite the competing harmony of the engine and surrounding airflow. Add the optional seats with integrated heating and cooling, and the interior makes longer road trips a surprisingly enticing proposition.