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.
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.
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.