2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Review

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2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE ReviewPolaris announced the 2018 Slingshot range including a new limited edition Polaris Slingshot SLR LE version. Slingshot base rate is now known as Slingshot S, and the price of the two-grand drop becomes $ 19,999. It carries the three-wheeled line 2018 to four models: Slingshot S, Slingshot SL, Slingshot SLR and new SLingshot SL.

The major update for 2018 is the new Ride Command infotainment system. Optional accessories on the S model but standard on others, Ride Command system includes 7-inch multi-touch screen with Bluetooth connectivity, phone integration, USB and customizable information screen. In Polaris Slingshot SLR LE, Ride Command includes turn-by-turn navigation (Slingshot S and SL owners can purchase navigation features as optional add-ons).

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Review
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Review

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE – Engine

All Polaris Slingshot are powered by a 2384cc four-cylinder motor sourced from Saturn’s owner Sky and the old Pontiac Solstice GM Will recognize it. The DOHC plant is not too loud, but its 166 lb-ft crankshaft torque is plenty to cover its single rear tire, which is coated in width on the 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE to 305mm. Polaris uses its own ECU tuner to extend the engine rotation ceiling to a fairly high rpm of 7200 rpm, with 173 hp peaking at 6,200 rpm.

So, no wheelies here, but some very impressive steps in Canyon Latigo and surrounding areas. It turns out with a bend or a middle gravel that will frighten the ignored motorist without worrying with Slingshot, because the front tire 225 / 45-18 will never be folded and threaten the survival of your clavicle structure.

While it does not sound like a ton, it is a solid amount for that weighs 1,700 pounds. With a width of 150 inches and a width of more than 77, Slingshot is shorter than the base of the Mini Cooper, wider than the Lamborghini Gallardo, and lighter than the Smart car. Its height is only 51 inches, and the top 12 is its sugar rod. Slingshot sits on three Kenda SS-799 tires, the front is 225/45 R18 and rear-sized 305/30 R20. It also comes with power steering, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and traction control which, fortunately, can be turned off – but we’ll get there.

Steering is actually one of the biggest improvements between the latest generation Polaris Slingshot SLR LE and the first I drove two years ago. Initially, Slingshot feels like a Ural sidecar motorcycle because it does not want to be tracked in a straight line and requires constant adjustment to stay on track on the highway.

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Review

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE – Features

Polaris Slingshot SLR LE from ultra-premium slingshot packs a factory-specific offer series, including customized 10-way BILSTEIN shocks, Rockford Fosgate 200w audio, premium sport seats with color-matching accents, two-tone Gray Gray paint with Lime-Squeeze accents, and special edition graphics 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE also features all the good standard Slingshot SLR LE features. Includes a new Ride Command infotainment system that offers turn by turn navigation.

The 2018 Slingshot SLR LE line consists of Slingshot SLR LE. The industry-leading Ride Multi-touch 7 command is available as an accessory for Slingshot S, and comes standard Polaris Slingshot SL, Polaris Slingshot SLR and Polaris Slingshot SLR LE models. Ride Command comes with great features like phone integration, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and customizable vehicle information screen. In addition, Ride Command offers turn-by-turn navigation on Polaris Slingshot SLR and  models as standard equipment and can be added as an accessory upgrade to the S and SL models.

2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE Review
2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE

Equipped with custom factory features that will make you succumb to temptation. Like the Picture illustrated shake 10 times. Premium branded 2018 Polaris Slingshot SLR LE sport seats with colored side bolsters. And the Rockford Fosgate® 200 watt audio system feels as powerful as the drive itself. Refine all this with the special Gray and Lime Squeeze drafts and graphics, and you have one vehicle that can not be ignored – or rejected.

The new 2018 Slingshot SLR LE package adds a 10-way adjustable BILSTEIN suspension, a Rockford Fosgate 200w audio system, and premium sport seats with side-adjusted bolsters with color. Slingshot SLR LE will be available in Ghost Gray color with Lime Squeeze accents and special edition graphics for $ 30,999.