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  • Image Credit: asphaltandrubber.com
  • Image Credit: asphaltandrubber.com
  • Image Credit: asphaltandrubber.com
  • Image Credit: asphaltandrubber.com
It's been about a year since we first heard about the Polaris Slingshot, and it looks like the side-by-side trike is a little closer to hitting the road. Thanks to a report from Asphalt and Rubber, we now have our best look yet at the Slingshot, as well as a press release from Polaris all but confirming the three-wheeler will go on sale in 2014.

Poised to take on the Campagna T-Rex, the Slingshot will reportedly one-up its rival, which uses a 160-horsepower BMW motorcycle engine, by using a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine sourced from General Motors that will produce power somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 hp. A belt will send power from the engine to the rear wheel, but the Slingshot will also utilize modern automotive features like electric power steering, ABS and stability/traction control.

Consider our interest piqued.


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      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      4 wheels means too many rules, so this type of setup should be the weekend fun car type thing of the future.
      William Ng
      • 1 Year Ago
      BAC MONO anyone?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @William Ng
        [blocked]
      Dustyn Truax
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing is just stupid. its gonna be a FWD trike. comparing this to a t-rex is like comparing an ATV to a jeep.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dustyn Truax
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          Dustyn Truax
          • 1 Year Ago
          I guess i should have clarified a little. all current gm engines at 2.4l are front wheel drive motors. They also dont put out the 200 hp polaris is wanting to get. unless gm has a new engine for them, I dont see how they plan to achieve what they claim.
        Dustyn Truax
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dustyn Truax
        forgot to add, this thing doesnt even look like it will be street legal. so what are you suppose to do with it? not going off road that for sure.
          JSH
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dustyn Truax
          Read the article: "A belt will send power from the engine to the rear wheel" So no, it is not FWD. If Polaris decides to build it the Slingshot will be street legal and classified as a motorcycle. No different than Can-Am's Spyder.
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      The body looks like it was made via Home Depot with 3/4 inch plywood.
        ROLO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        Your comment looks like it was strung together with troll.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      simply love dedicated machines like these!
      Craigeee
      • 1 Year Ago
      To be belt drive to the rear, the engine would need to be transverse/ like a FWD setup. The power wouldn\'t bend through a rear diff.
      ufgrat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yet another overpowered three wheeler that will be more expensive than a BMW 3 series AND a really fast motorcycle. Apparently cars have become like clothing-- the less you buy, the more you pay.
      RobbieAG
      • 1 Year Ago
      So this is like a two seat Can-Am? It does look cool though. I suppose it goes under motorcycle safety regulations.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those rims...
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