The three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot now puts out over 200hp

Thanks to a new engine
by Greg Potts | Jan 21, 2020
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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