Hmm, how best to describe the Polaris Slingshot? A motorbike with an extra wheel? A KTM X-Bow with a wheel missing? America’s take on the Morgan Three-Wheeler? Either way, it’s a pretty bonkers open-topped take on personal transport.
Ever since its launch in 2014, the Slingshot has featured a rather antiquated 2.4-liter GM-sourced Ecotec mill. Good news, however, because the new 2020 Slingshot has a brand-new engine.
Developed by Polaris itself, said engine is a 2.0-liter in-line-four, and will be available in either 173hp or 203hp flavors. Peak power doesn’t arrive until 8,500rpm, either. Oh, and it’s all sent to that single rear wheel. Tasty.
There have been updates to the interior for 2020, too. Can we still refer to that as an interior when it’s technically outside? Anyway, the Slingshot gets a completely new infotainment system and a slightly more modern look.
The lower-powered version will be known as the SL and will start at $26,499 (around P1.35 million). Meanwhile, the 203hp R is $30,999 (roughly P1.58 million) with a manual gearbox and $32,699 (approximately P1.7 million) with an all-new automatic.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.