Polaris Slingshot FAQs: Is a Slingshot a Motorcycle?

Ride in a Polaris Slingshot

Talk about an eye-catching vehicle! Your first look at a Polaris Slingshot probably leaves you with a lot of questions. “What is a Slingshot?” quickly turns into “When can I drive one myself?” 

We love the Slingshot just as much as you do, and we can’t wait to tell you all about it. We’re here to answer all of your questions, plus make it easy for you to get behind the steering wheel of one. Keep reading to learn more about the Slingshot.

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The History of the Polaris Slingshot

The Polaris Slingshot Car

The Slingshot is born to stand out and deliver a ride like no other. It was originally conceived as a prototype designed by a group of Polaris engineers in 2010. This team of skilled designers and engineers pushed the boundaries of what our society thought possible, and wow- did they get it right! 

Slingshot quickly advanced from prototype to production in 2014. Slingshot vehicles arrived in dealers later that same year as 2015 models. As the years passed, new models were added to the lineup, delivering upgrades like turn-by-turn navigation, racy colors, larger alloy wheels, and more.

Today’s new Polaris Slingshot offers exhilaration, styling, performance, and adventure. This is a new level of driving that speaks for itself.

Is a Slingshot a Motorcycle? 

If you want the short answer, no- A slingshot is not a wheeled motorcycle. Polaris tells us that the Slingshot is federally classified as a three wheeled motorcycle. Most states classify it as an “Autocycle.” This means that only a valid driver’s license is needed to drive the vehicle.

A Slingshot car is, well, not a car. It is a three-wheeled sensation! This is a vehicle sure to reignite your love for driving out on the open roads. It is not a car and not a motorcycle either. It is something unique all of its own. The Slingshot combines the best of both worlds for a whole new way to cruise around Daytona, feeling the rush of the highway below and the sunny sky above.

Polaris Slingshot Rentals

Polaris Slingshot Rentals

The Slingshot will turn heads the moment it leaves the parking lot. An open-air cockpit, low profile, rubber strips, and bucket seats are only the beginning of why it’s so much fun to drive one of these vehicles. 

When you’re ready to leave four wheels behind, you can rent a Polaris Slingshot from us here at Dream Rentals. We have a variety of options to choose from, starting with the base model and going all the way up to the top-tier Slingshot R trim.

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