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Polaris Slingshot Unveils Its 3 Wheeled Wonder: Video

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You already know how we feel about the Morgan 3 Wheeler. Our love of triad-esque vehicles is strong, so we're excited when someone new joins the fray... especially when they get it right in terms of the two-front/one-rear layout. That's exactly what Polaris has done with its all-new Slingshot. They've done a bit better than that though, because the power, weight, and price are looking good as well.

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If the Morgan looks to its heritage for inspiration, the Polaris Slingshot clearly looks towards the future. The angular body hides a steel spaceframe that supports the dual-wishbone front suspension. Out back is an aluminum swingarm and a carbon fiber reinforced belt drive.

The entire package weighs less than 1,750 pounds. That is a wonderful number when you consider the power is provided by a four-cylinder 2.4-liter DOHC Ecotec engine. Paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, the engine produces 173 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque. The base model works with 205-series front tires, while the SL jumps to 225 rubber up front. Out back, the base model sports a 265-series tires while the SL drops to a 255 unit that is a lower profile on a larger wheel.

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Pricing on the base model starts at just $19,999 and the SL jumps to $23,999. If you've had three-wheel-based dreams for a bit now, but found the price to be a barrier to entry then today is your lucky day.

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