Beneath the three-wheeler’s polymer body panels is a framework of welded steel tubing. The strong, steel space frame houses a four-cylinder Ecotec VVT (Variable Valve Timing) engine made by General Motors, a 2.4 Liter DOHC motor that’s been around for over 10 years. The 2384cc four-banger puts out a claimed 173 hp @ 6200 rpm and 166 lb-ft torque @ 4700 rpm, with the machine weighing in around 1725 pounds fully fueled. Its power numbers are achieved by pistons operating within an 88mm bore at a 98mm stroke, compression set at a 10.4:1 ratio. Transferring that power to the rear starts with a five-speed manual transmission with reverse. The five-speed transmission leads to a short driveshaft and connects to a right-angle drive with spiral-cut bevel gears. This changes rotational momentum as it spins the carbon fiber belt connected to the back wheel. Spent gases are jettisoned through a short, free-flowing style exhaust mounted to the right of the transmission, the exhaust equipped with a catalytic converter.
The rack-and-pinion steering system of the Slingshot provides more electronic power-assistance at speeds below 30 mph and less above. The front end of the Slingshot is anchored by double-wishbone suspension with a sway bar and coil-over gas shocks, while the rear features a single-sided, cast-aluminum swingarm teamed to a healthy-sized single shock. Final drive is a carbon fiber-reinforced belt similar to ones used on Polaris’ Victory Motorcycles.
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Vehicle is located in Bonita Springs off of US 41. I may be able to deliver. But, would need a ride back to my residence.
Do I need a motorcycle endorsement to drive a Slingshot?
Yes. The Polaris Slingshot is actually considered a motorcycle and requires the driver to have the motorcycle endorsement.