The Polaris Slingshot is not quite a car and definitely not a motorcycle, but it sure looks like a riot. Slap a turbocharger on the engine and a champion driver in the seat and it really roasts tires. Sorry, I mean “tire.”
This Slingshot SL was built specifically for this video by a shop called SlingStreet in Florida. That’s right; I guess there are already enough people buying and modifying these things to build businesses around!
Underneath a bunch of aesthetic work, SlingStreet fitted adjustable suspension at the corners and a Garett turbocharger to the GM 2.4 EcoTec engine. The computer controlling it has been modified by AEM to make the most of the added power.
Wheels are HRE three-piece all around, and that steamroller on the back is a whopping 22" and 11" wide.
But with enough power and basically no weight over it, that rear wheel still gets spooled up something fierce as you can see in the video.
I have yet to drive a Slingshot myself, but our man Sean MacDonald was pretty wild about it and that was only in the stock-standard 173 horsepower version. Are any skeptics getting a little more stoked about this thing now that you know an aftermarket is beginning to blossom?
Images/video via Mad Media