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More than likely, the Polaris Slingshot is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. That’s the point! Because you don’t have any sort of experience with a vehicle like this you have questions. Why did Polaris make the Slingshot this way? Why a three-wheel vehicle? Is this even street legal? As your go-to place for Polaris Slingshot rentals, we’re here to answer your questions!
Why Three Wheels?
Who says cars always have four wheels? Not us! In fact, the segment of vehicles with three wheels, known as “autocycles,” is quickly growing. But, why? Why not stick with either four wheels or two? Three-wheelers are fast! These engines don’t produce insane levels of power, but thanks to the weight of these vehicles, three-wheelers return around the same amount of power-to-weight ratio as a lot of today’s established performance cars.
The Polaris Slingshot is a totally unique form of transportation. It features two wheels in front and one wheel in the rear and an open cockpit with side-by-side bucket seating for two. Is it as fun to drive as it looks? Yes! According to Polaris Slingshot drivers, it is incredibly fun to drive. There are no doors or side windows, just a 7.5-inch tall windscreen. This makes the Slingshot as close to being totally out on the open road as possible.
Is a Three-Wheeled Vehicle Street Legal?
The simplest answer is yes, the Polaris Slingshot is street legal almost everywhere. The laws that govern vehicles like the Slingshot vary from state to state, and it’s still not street legal in a few like Hawaii and Connecticut. Back in 2018, Florida became the 43rd state to reclassify its driving requirements. Drivers in Florida can now operate a Slingshot with a valid state driver’s license rather than the previously-required motorcycle endorsement. Texas legalized three-wheeled vehicles way back in 2015.
Vehicles rented from our Daytona Beach office may not be driven outside the state of Florida without prior written approval. Vehicles rented from our Dallas office may not be driven outside the state of Texas. Other than that rule, you can take your Slingshot anywhere and everywhere! Do you want to head to the beach or take it on the highway and get some real speed? The choice is yours!
Just like any other vehicle, a Slingshot is as safe or as dangerous as you make it. When you get behind the wheel, you’re the one in control! We value your safety and take extra precautions to ensure all of our renters are safe. This is one reason that all renters must be 21 and older with a valid drivers license to rent the Slingshots. We also encourage seatbelts and helmets.
Polaris Slingshot Rentals
A Polaris Slingshot is a vehicle and a culture like no other, and driving one ensures you steal the spotlight wherever you go. If you’re ready to really enjoy the open road, and all of the stares and excited questions you’ll get along the way, rent a Slingshot from us.