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#1 Posted : Monday, July 28, 2014 1:09:46 PM(UTC)
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We aren't exactly living in a Jetsons-esque world where we're all floating about on personal hovercraft, but we're getting there. From UAVs to Tesla electric cars to this, a new 3-wheel roadster that is unlike anything else crisscrossing highways today. The new Polaris Slingshot is a funky new personal vehicle that's designed to act like a theme park ride on the roadway. There's an open air [censored]pit, side-by-side seating for two, sport-tuned suspension, and a dangerously low amount of ground clearance. And, according to the company, you can "just punch it" and "you are there." In other words, make sure your daredevil of a teenager doesn't find out about this thing.


Internally, there's a 2.4-liter dual-overhead cam engine, a 5-speed manual transmission, a carbon fiber reinforced drive belt, and a dry weight of under 1700 pounds. You'll get 173 horsepower, traction control, 3-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LED taillights, forged aluminum roll hoops, and 3-point seat belts. On the tech side, there's a 4.3" LCD, back-up camera, Bluetooth, and a 6-speaker audio system.


In a nutshell, you're looking at a 3-wheeled motorcycle that'll run you around $24,000 nicely equipped. Not cheap, but hey -- you only live once, right?
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#2 Posted : Monday, July 28, 2014 1:58:46 PM(UTC)
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That looks like a lot of fun. I'd probably be too scared to drive it though ha.

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#3 Posted : Monday, July 28, 2014 2:26:25 PM(UTC)
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This 3-wheeled vehicle looks so badass, they don't need a quarterback to sponsor it. This speed racer would be crazy to watch in drag races next to funny cars. Is this even street legal?

Offline DebeRito  
#4 Posted : Monday, July 28, 2014 6:06:46 PM(UTC)
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What a great ride. Sign me up. My long red hair will look awesome flying in the wind on this beauty. Can't wait. It will look great right next to the Switchback.

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:42:12 AM(UTC)
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Might have to get me one of these.

Offline ChristopherEstep  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:38:19 PM(UTC)
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The Polaris Slingshot competes with another 3-wheeler - the Can-Am (Bombardier Transportation) Roadster. Though based on motorcycle parts, the two front wheels means it requires only a regular drivers' license to own or operate (not a motorcycle license or operators' endorsement) AND it also gets motorcycle-type MPG. Great for couples (even greater for singles), but suckish for families with kids.

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