The Polaris Slingshot is Bizarre and Spectacular

 - Jul 29, 2014
References: polaris & wired
The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheel roadster that blends minimalism, high technology, brazen power and all-round insanity.

Its 2.4 liter engine produces 173 horsepower at 6,200 revolutions per minute. Weighing in at only 1,666 pounds -- thanks to a plastic polymer body and an aluminum swing arm that connects chassis and rear wheel -- the Slingshot offers an impressive power-to-weight ratio if 1 horsepower for ever 9.6 pounds.

The Polaris Slingshot a low center of gravity, allowing for excellent handling, as well as a five-speed manual transmission that offers great control over thrilling rides.

The Slingshot's peculiar design means it is legally considered a motorcycle, and people in most US states would need a motorcycle license to get behind the wheel. However, the laws vary from state to state.