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Friday, August 8, 2014

Unique three-wheeled Roadster

Polaris celebrates their 60th anniversary in the automotive world by launching the Slingshot. This is a three-wheeled roadster to provide driving satisfaction. The company did not call it a motorcycle, not a car anyway, but the ride of the future.
2015 Polaris Slingshot. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1AZ7SEw)
"The vehicle is a two-dimensional satisfaction. First, the joy that you see, hear, and feel when ride. Secondly, the joy that you feel when you see a design that is exotic and unique," said Mike Jonikas, Vice President of Slingshot, Polaris. This car is a new driving experience. There is no roof, and the driver will be free to feel the conditions around despite having to wear a helmet and driving gear is pretty complete as a racer.
Front view of 2015 Polaris Slingshot. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1u3W7L5)
Adrenaline will be driven when ride it, the distance of the body with ground is very short, the driver and passengers will feel the shock of the way up to the chest. Sport suspension installed in the body that allows very agile control, even claimed fun to maneuver.
Dashboard view of 2015 Polaris Slingshot. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1AZ8tpD)
This vehicle uses a 2,400 cc DOHC engine that capable of physical exertion up to 173 hp with 5-speed manual transmission. The chassis is made of steel, combined with an aluminum swing arm. Some components are made of carbon fiber for strength and rigidity. Total weight of this three-wheeled roadster was only 771 kg.
The other features, include traction control and electronic stability. And of course installed the three tires (two in front and one in back) has been fitted with ABS for security reason. It also uses the LED lights. Passengers were given protective shield made ​​of aluminum wrought and three-point seat belt.
The price for the standard type to U.S $19,999 (Rp. 235 million) with a metallic titanium color, 17-inch alloy rims in front and 18 inches in the rear. While the premium models priced U.S $23,999 (Rp. 282 million) in red, 18-inch front rim and 20 inch rear. There are luxury type air shield, a media console with a 4.3 inch LCD screen, camera, Bluetooth integration, and an audio system with six speakers.

Polaris notes, this vehicle is not a car that has air bags, and do not adhere to the safety pattern outlined for the car. Its control will be very different, especially in wet road conditions. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORSPORTS NEWSWIRE] 
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