What would you get if you combined the heart-pounding rush of a sports car and the open-air freedom of a motorcycle? It would probably look something like the Polaris Slingshot. Billed as an “autocycle,” this relatively new three-wheeled road toy blurs the line between car and bike, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Here’s what you should know before investing in a Slingshot of your own.
It Has the Power of a Sports Car
The Slingshot packs a surprising amount of power for a two-seater on only three wheels. Just like cars like the Chevrolet Cobalt and the Saturn Ion, the Slingshot runs on a 2.4-liter GM ecotec engine that allows it to burst from rest to 60 in around five seconds. And it’s light, too: at only 1,700 pounds, the Slingshot offers a solid power-to-weight ratio and excellent performance.
It’s an Affordable Way to Tear Up the Road
Although it’s quite fast and sporty-looking, the Slingshot won’t break the bank like the vast majority of legit sports cars. It starts at around $20K, which basically means you can buy a roadster at the price of a family car. And, hey: it won’t set you back much more than a lot of ATVs, bikes, and boats today, so why not pick up a ride that’s both recreational and street-friendly?
All You Need’s a Driver’s License
Although it’s technically classified as an “autocycle” and has some of the characteristics of a motorbike, the Slingshot is legally treated as a car. That means all you need to drive one is a standard driver’s license—making it an ideal ride for anyone who isn’t a card-carrying biker yet.
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