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One look at a Polaris Slingshot will tell you this is like no other vehicle on the road today. It will also tell you another piece of information. This thing is probably pretty fast! After all, you don’t design a unique three-wheel autocycle with aggressive styling and bold lines that only putts around like a golf cart. This vehicle was built for speed! How much speed exactly? How fast can a Polaris Slingshot go?
The Polaris Slingshot’s Top Speed
Each model year, the Polaris Slingshot gets better, bolder, and faster. The 2020 model year brought a Polaris Slingshot that looks pretty similar to the year past, but has a special surprise inside. This year brought, for the first time ever, an automatic gearbox. It’s actually a hydraulically actuated five-speed manual, but it means the 2020 Polaris Slingshot can now be driven by those uncomfortable or unwilling to drive a manual-gearbox vehicle.
Besides the automated transmission, Polaris added a new engine inside the Slingshot. It features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder unit that revs up to 8,250 rpm and cranks out up to 203 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque. The extra horsepower is aided by the fact that the 2020 Slingshot is lighter overall, weighing in at 1,654 pounds. If you think that sounds pretty fast, you’re right! The top speed is limited to 125 mph for the 2020 Polaris Slingshot. The R trim level versions can make a 0-60 MPH sprint in just 4.9 seconds.
Rent a Polaris Slingshot to Experience it for Yourself
If you’re ready to experience the thrill of driving a Polaris Slingshot for yourself, it’s time to rent one to take up and down the highways, streets, beaches, and more. Imagine the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, and all eyes on you. Whether or not you decided to test out how fast it can go is up to you!
When you get behind the wheel, you’re the one in control! Isn’t driving that fast a little dangerous? Just like any other vehicle, a Polaris Slingshot is as safe or as dangerous as you make it. There’s no roof and no windshield, unless it is the upscale model. Even in the higher trim levels, your head rides above it unless you’re short. There are no doors or side windows, just a 7.5-inch tall windscreen. For this reason, it is recommended that you wear a helmet for safety reasons. Statistics prove that a helmet is the most effective protection in preventing or reducing head injuries. Always wear a seatbelt, of course. Beyond this, you may want to wear eye protection to protect eyes from wind or airborne particles and objects.