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SLINGSHOT HISTORY – FROM CONCEPT TO MAIN ATTRACTION

Originally conceived as a prototype designed by a group of Polaris engineers in 2010, Slingshot is born to stand out and deliver a ride like no other. We formed a team of skilled designers and engineers to push the boundaries of what we thought possible. Today's Slingshot offers a new level of exhilaration, styling, performance and shared adventure that speaks for itself.

2014

Slingshot quickly advanced from prototype to production in 2014. Vehicles started arriving in dealers later that year. The first offerings were the 2015 Slingshot S and SL models.

2015

A direct descendant of the original model, the Slingshot S was the first of it's kind with unmatched performance and a unique cockpit feel. The SL was the second model available and was created for those who wanted a little more than the basics. It started with the same 2.4L Ecotec 4 cylinder engine and 173 horsepower as the S, but had additional features like a 7" multi-touch display, backup camera and larger custom wheels.

2016

In 2016, new models were added to the lineup, bringing upgrades like turn-by-turn navigation, unique colors, larger alloy wheels, and even the Slingshade, available straight from the factory. To this day, Polaris continues to manufacture Slingshot in the US.

2017

The SLR was first released in 2017, elevating performance and style to new levels for Slingshot. Forged wheels, sport seats, two-tone paint and Sparco accessories added sophisticated features to the lineup.

2018

In 2018 the Grand Touring was added to the Slingshot family with comfort, style, and luxury in mind. The Slingshot Grand Touring added metallic paint, color-matched fenders, quilted comfort seats, and a color-matched Slingshade top. It redefined the Slingshot experience and proved once again why it's the ultimate three-wheeled adventure.

2020

2020 brought a whole new era of Slingshot. The all-new Slingshots were packed with adventure from tip to tail, with 70% new content versus previous generations, including AutoDrive transmission, a new Prostar 2.0L Engine, brand new interior, exterior styling, all-new drive modes, and much more.

2021

Our smoothest and boldest Slingshots yet. In 2021 the refined and retuned AutoDrive transmission dramatically improved shift feel and low-speed clutch engagement for a smoother ride. Exclusive to 2021, the new R Limited Edition launched, this showstopper is one-of-a-kind with its Neon Fade asymmetrical paint and graphics. Customizing a Slingshot has never been easier with our expanded color accent options and the release of four new accessory series packages.

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What's The Difference

How do I know which Slingshot is for me? Below you'll find a quick visual to help you find which Slingshot is the right one.

Slingshot SL
Starting at $32,999) CA MSRP
 
Slingshot SLR
Starting at $36,799) CA MSRP
 
Slingshot R
Starting at $40,999) CA MSRP
 
Slingshot SL  
 
Starting at CA MSRP
$32,999
 
Apple CarPlay®
Optional
 
Engine Type
Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
 
Infotainment
Technology Package 2: 7” Display Powered by RIDE COMMAND, Bluetooth & USB Phone Connectivity, & Back-up Camera
 
Paddle Shifters
Optional w/ AutoDrive
 
Peak Power
178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
 
Transmission Type
Manual and AutoDrive
 
Wheel Type
Aluminum

 

Full Comparison

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
0-60 MPH
0-60 MPH
N/A
Bore x Stroke
Bore x Stroke
93 mm x 73.5 mm
Compression Ratio
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Displacement
Displacement
1,997 cc
Engine Type
Engine Type
Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Fuel System
Fuel System
Multiport Injected
Fuel Type
Fuel Type
91 octane or higher
Peak Lateral Grip
Peak Lateral Grip
1.02 g
Peak Power
Peak Power
178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Peak Torque
Peak Torque
120 ft lbs @ 5,500 RPM
Power to Weight Ratio
Power to Weight Ratio
9.3 lb/hp
Rev Limit (RPM)
Rev Limit (RPM)
8,500 RPM
Top Speed
Top Speed
Limited to 125 MPH
Valve Train
Valve Train
DOHC
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Curb Weight
Curb Weight
1,649 lb (748 kg) / 1,652 lb (749 kg)
Fuel Capacity
Fuel Capacity
9.77 gal (37.1 L)
Ground Clearance
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Max Wet Weight
Max Wet Weight
1,749 lb
Overall Vehicle Height
Overall Vehicle Height
51.9 in (1,318 mm)
Overall Vehicle Length
Overall Vehicle Length
149.6 in (3,800 mm)
Overall Vehicle Width
Overall Vehicle Width
77.9 in (1,980 mm)
Track Width
Track Width
69.1 in (1,755 mm)
Wheelbase
Wheelbase
105 in (2,667 mm)
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
BRAKES
Anti lock Braking System
Anti lock Braking System
Standard
Front Brake Rotors
Front Brake Rotors
Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
Rear Brake Rotors
Rear Brake Rotors
Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
SPECIFICATIONS
Battery
Battery
30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Center Brake Light
Center Brake Light
LED
Front Lower Accent Lights
Front Lower Accent Lights
Optional
Front Upper Accent Lights
Front Upper Accent Lights
LED
Gauges
Gauges
Dual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display
Headlight
Headlight
LED High & Low Beam
Indicator Lights
Indicator Lights
LED
Interior LED Accent Lights
Interior LED Accent Lights
Optional
License Plate Light
License Plate Light
LED
Main Brake Lights
Main Brake Lights
LED
Power Steering System
Power Steering System
Variable Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering 2.0
Steering Actuation
Steering Actuation
Rack-and-pinion
Steering Turns
Steering Turns
2.5 Turns
Turn Signals
Turn Signals
LED
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
TIRES AND WHEELS
Front Tire Size
Front Tire Size
225 / 45R18
Front Tire Type
Front Tire Type
Kenda SS-799
Front Wheel Size
Front Wheel Size
18x7.5
Front Wheel Type
Front Wheel Type
Aluminum
Rear Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
255 / 35R20
Rear Tire Type
Rear Tire Type
Kenda SS-799
Rear Wheel Size
Rear Wheel Size
20x9.0
Rear Wheel Type
Rear Wheel Type
Aluminum
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
TRANSMISSION
Bevel Drive Ratio
Bevel Drive Ratio
2.824:1
Clutch Type
Clutch Type
Dry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
Final Drive Ratio
Final Drive Ratio
1.771:1
Final Drive Type
Final Drive Type
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 30 mm x 145 T
Gear Ratio (1st)
Gear Ratio (1st)
3.251:1
Gear Ratio (2nd)
Gear Ratio (2nd)
1.955:1
Gear Ratio (3rd)
Gear Ratio (3rd)
1.310:1
Gear Ratio (4th)
Gear Ratio (4th)
1.000:1
Gear Ratio (5th)
Gear Ratio (5th)
0.753:1
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)
H
Reverse Gear Ratio
Reverse Gear Ratio
3.180:1
Shock Absorber
Shock Absorber
Revised Twin Tube Gas Charged Coil Overs
Suspension Type
Suspension Type
Independent, Double Wishbone with Forged Aluminum Control Arms
Transmission Type
Transmission Type
5 Speed Synchromesh with Reverse
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
FEATURES AND WARRANTY
12v DC Outlets
12v DC Outlets
2
Apple CarPlay®
Apple CarPlay®
Optional
Audio System
Audio System
Stage 2 Audio: Rockford Fosgate 100w Audio System, Automatic Volume Control, & Plug & Play Expandable Amplifier
Color / Graphics
Color / Graphics
Red Pearl, Midnight Blue
Connected Services
Connected Services
Optional
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Standard
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Standard
Factory Warranty
Factory Warranty
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Ignition
Ignition
Proximity Key with Keyless Start
Infotainment / Display
Infotainment / Display
Technology Package 2: 7” Display Powered by RIDE COMMAND, Bluetooth & USB Phone Connectivity, & Back-up Camera
Integrated Steering Wheel Controls
Integrated Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Interior Trim Color
Interior Trim Color
Matte Turbo Silver
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Standard
Main Accent Color
Main Accent Color
N/A
Paddle Shifters
Paddle Shifters
N/A / Optional
Passive Security System
Passive Security System
Standard
Steering Wheel Accent Stitching
Steering Wheel Accent Stitching
Black Euro Stitch
Steering Wheel Materials
Steering Wheel Materials
Smooth Full-Grain Leather
Traction Control
Traction Control
Standard
Turn by Turn Navigation
Turn by Turn Navigation
Optional
USB Ports
USB Ports
2
Vehicle Drive Modes
Vehicle Drive Modes
Standard
Vehicle Hill Hold
Vehicle Hill Hold
Standard
Windscreen
Windscreen
7.5 in. Standard Height Clear
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
Slingshot SLR  
 
Starting at CA MSRP
$36,799
 
Apple CarPlay®
Optional
 
Engine Type
Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
 
Infotainment
Technology Package 2: 7” Display Powered by RIDE COMMAND, Bluetooth & USB Phone Connectivity, & Back-up Camera
 
Paddle Shifters
Optional w/ AutoDrive
 
Peak Power
203 HP at 8,250 RPM
 
Transmission Type
Manual and AutoDrive
 
Wheel Type
Aluminum

 

Full Comparison

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
0-60 MPH
0-60 MPH
N/A
Bore x Stroke
Bore x Stroke
93 mm x 73.5 mm
Compression Ratio
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Displacement
Displacement
1,997 cc
Engine Type
Engine Type
Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Fuel System
Fuel System
Multiport Injected
Fuel Type
Fuel Type
91 octane or higher
Peak Lateral Grip
Peak Lateral Grip
1.02 g
Peak Power
Peak Power
178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Peak Torque
Peak Torque
120 ft lbs @ 5,500 RPM
Power to Weight Ratio
Power to Weight Ratio
9.2 lb/hp
Rev Limit (RPM)
Rev Limit (RPM)
8,500 RPM
Top Speed
Top Speed
Limited to 125 MPH
Valve Train
Valve Train
DOHC
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Curb Weight
Curb Weight
1,633 lb (741 kg)
Fuel Capacity
Fuel Capacity
9.77 gal (37.1 L)
Ground Clearance
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137 mm)
Max Wet Weight
Max Wet Weight
1,749 lb
Overall Vehicle Height
Overall Vehicle Height
51.9 in (1,318 mm)
Overall Vehicle Length
Overall Vehicle Length
149.6 in (3,800 mm)
Overall Vehicle Width
Overall Vehicle Width
77.9 in (1,980 mm)
Track Width
Track Width
69.1 in (1,755 mm)
Wheelbase
Wheelbase
105 in (2,667 mm)
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
BRAKES
Anti lock Braking System
Anti lock Braking System
Standard
Front Brake Rotors
Front Brake Rotors
Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
Rear Brake Rotors
Rear Brake Rotors
Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
SPECIFICATIONS
Battery
Battery
30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Center Brake Light
Center Brake Light
Optional
Front Lower Accent Lights
Front Lower Accent Lights
Optional
Front Upper Accent Lights
Front Upper Accent Lights
LED
Gauges
Gauges
Dual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display
Headlight
Headlight
LED High & Low Beam
Indicator Lights
Indicator Lights
LED
Interior LED Accent Lights
Interior LED Accent Lights
Optional
License Plate Light
License Plate Light
LED
Main Brake Lights
Main Brake Lights
LED
Power Steering System
Power Steering System
Variable Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering 2.0
Steering Actuation
Steering Actuation
Rack-and-pinion
Steering Turns
Steering Turns
2.5 Turns
Turn Signals
Turn Signals
LED
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
TIRES AND WHEELS
Front Tire Size
Front Tire Size
225 / 45R18
Front Tire Type
Front Tire Type
Kenda SS-799
Front Wheel Size
Front Wheel Size
18x7.5
Front Wheel Type
Front Wheel Type
Aluminum
Rear Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
255 / 35R20
Rear Tire Type
Rear Tire Type
Kenda SS-799
Rear Wheel Size
Rear Wheel Size
20x9.0
Rear Wheel Type
Rear Wheel Type
Aluminum
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
TRANSMISSION
Bevel Drive Ratio
Bevel Drive Ratio
2.824:1
Clutch Type
Clutch Type
Dry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
Final Drive Ratio
Final Drive Ratio
1.771:1
Final Drive Type
Final Drive Type
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 30 mm x 145 T
Gear Ratio (1st)
Gear Ratio (1st)
3.251:1
Gear Ratio (2nd)
Gear Ratio (2nd)
1.955:1
Gear Ratio (3rd)
Gear Ratio (3rd)
1.310:1
Gear Ratio (4th)
Gear Ratio (4th)
1.000:1
Gear Ratio (5th)
Gear Ratio (5th)
0.753:1
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)
H
Reverse Gear Ratio
Reverse Gear Ratio
3.180:1
Shock Absorber
Shock Absorber
Revised Twin Tube Gas Charged Coil Overs
Suspension Type
Suspension Type
Independent, Double Wishbone with Forged Aluminum Control Arms
Transmission Type
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual Synchromesh with Reverse
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
FEATURES AND WARRANTY
12v DC Outlets
12v DC Outlets
2
Apple CarPlay®
Apple CarPlay®
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Audio System
Audio System
Optional
Color / Graphics
Color / Graphics
White Lightning
Connected Services
Connected Services
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Standard
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Standard
Factory Warranty
Factory Warranty
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Ignition
Ignition
Proximity Key with Keyless Start
Infotainment / Display
Infotainment / Display
Optional
Integrated Steering Wheel Controls
Integrated Steering Wheel Controls
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Interior Trim Color
Interior Trim Color
Matte Black
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Optional
Main Accent Color
Main Accent Color
N/A
Paddle Shifters
Paddle Shifters
N/A / Optional
Passive Security System
Passive Security System
Standard
Steering Wheel Accent Stitching
Steering Wheel Accent Stitching
N/A
Steering Wheel Materials
Steering Wheel Materials
Rubberized In-mold w/ Leather Texture
Traction Control
Traction Control
Standard
Turn by Turn Navigation
Turn by Turn Navigation
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
USB Ports
USB Ports
1
Vehicle Drive Modes
Vehicle Drive Modes
Optional
Vehicle Hill Hold
Vehicle Hill Hold
Standard
Windscreen
Windscreen
Optional
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
Slingshot R  
 
Starting at CA MSRP
$40,999
 
Apple CarPlay®
Standard
 
Engine Type
Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
 
Infotainment
Technology Package 2: 7” Display Powered by RIDE COMMAND, Bluetooth & USB Phone Connectivity, & Back-up Camera
 
Paddle Shifters
Standard w/ AutoDrive
 
Peak Power
203 HP at 8,250 RPM
 
Transmission Type
Manual and AutoDrive
 
Wheel Type
Aluminum

 

Full Comparison

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
0-60 MPH
0-60 MPH
N/A
Bore x Stroke
Bore x Stroke
N/A
Compression Ratio
Compression Ratio
N/A
Displacement
Displacement
N/A
Engine Type
Engine Type
N/A
Fuel System
Fuel System
N/A
Fuel Type
Fuel Type
N/A
Peak Lateral Grip
Peak Lateral Grip
N/A
Peak Power
Peak Power
N/A
Peak Torque
Peak Torque
N/A
Power to Weight Ratio
Power to Weight Ratio
N/A
Rev Limit (RPM)
Rev Limit (RPM)
N/A
Top Speed
Top Speed
N/A
Valve Train
Valve Train
N/A
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Curb Weight
Curb Weight
N/A
Fuel Capacity
Fuel Capacity
N/A
Ground Clearance
Ground Clearance
N/A
Max Wet Weight
Max Wet Weight
N/A
Overall Vehicle Height
Overall Vehicle Height
N/A
Overall Vehicle Length
Overall Vehicle Length
N/A
Overall Vehicle Width
Overall Vehicle Width
N/A
Track Width
Track Width
N/A
Wheelbase
Wheelbase
N/A
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
BRAKES
Anti lock Braking System
Anti lock Braking System
N/A
Front Brake Rotors
Front Brake Rotors
N/A
Rear Brake Rotors
Rear Brake Rotors
N/A
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
SPECIFICATIONS
Battery
Battery
N/A
Center Brake Light
Center Brake Light
N/A
Front Lower Accent Lights
Front Lower Accent Lights
N/A
Front Upper Accent Lights
Front Upper Accent Lights
N/A
Gauges
Gauges
N/A
Headlight
Headlight
N/A
Indicator Lights
Indicator Lights
N/A
Interior LED Accent Lights
Interior LED Accent Lights
N/A
License Plate Light
License Plate Light
N/A
Main Brake Lights
Main Brake Lights
N/A
Power Steering System
Power Steering System
N/A
Steering Actuation
Steering Actuation
N/A
Steering Turns
Steering Turns
N/A
Turn Signals
Turn Signals
N/A
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
TIRES AND WHEELS
Front Tire Size
Front Tire Size
N/A
Front Tire Type
Front Tire Type
N/A
Front Wheel Size
Front Wheel Size
N/A
Front Wheel Type
Front Wheel Type
N/A
Rear Tire Size
Rear Tire Size
N/A
Rear Tire Type
Rear Tire Type
N/A
Rear Wheel Size
Rear Wheel Size
N/A
Rear Wheel Type
Rear Wheel Type
N/A
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
TRANSMISSION
Bevel Drive Ratio
Bevel Drive Ratio
N/A
Clutch Type
Clutch Type
N/A
Final Drive Ratio
Final Drive Ratio
N/A
Final Drive Type
Final Drive Type
N/A
Gear Ratio (1st)
Gear Ratio (1st)
N/A
Gear Ratio (2nd)
Gear Ratio (2nd)
N/A
Gear Ratio (3rd)
Gear Ratio (3rd)
N/A
Gear Ratio (4th)
Gear Ratio (4th)
N/A
Gear Ratio (5th)
Gear Ratio (5th)
N/A
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)
N/A
Reverse Gear Ratio
Reverse Gear Ratio
N/A
Shock Absorber
Shock Absorber
N/A
Suspension Type
Suspension Type
N/A
Transmission Type
Transmission Type
N/A
No Differences Available
No Differences Available
FEATURES AND WARRANTY
12v DC Outlets
12v DC Outlets
N/A
Apple CarPlay®
Apple CarPlay®
N/A
Audio System
Audio System
N/A
Color / Graphics
Color / Graphics
N/A
Connected Services
Connected Services
N/A
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
N/A
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
N/A
Factory Warranty
Factory Warranty
N/A
Ignition
Ignition
N/A
Infotainment / Display
Infotainment / Display
N/A
Integrated Steering Wheel Controls
Integrated Steering Wheel Controls
N/A
Interior Trim Color
Interior Trim Color
N/A
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
N/A
Main Accent Color
Main Accent Color
N/A
Paddle Shifters
Paddle Shifters
N/A
Passive Security System
Passive Security System
N/A
Steering Wheel Accent Stitching
Steering Wheel Accent Stitching
N/A
Steering Wheel Materials
Steering Wheel Materials
N/A
Traction Control
Traction Control
N/A
Turn by Turn Navigation
Turn by Turn Navigation
N/A
USB Ports
USB Ports
N/A
Vehicle Drive Modes
Vehicle Drive Modes
N/A
Vehicle Hill Hold
Vehicle Hill Hold
N/A
Windscreen
Windscreen
N/A
No Differences Available
No Differences Available