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Polaris Slingshot Teased Ahead Of Late July Unveiling: Video Photo:
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Trevor Collett | Jul, 08 2014 | 0 Comments

Polaris has kept the wheels turning on its upcoming Slingshot reveal, with the second of four pre-launch teasers surfacing this week.

The latest offering is a video that builds on the hype from the first video (above), which gave the viewer a split-second glimpse of the open cockpit, as a gloved driver grasps the manual gearstick and steering wheel.

A few seconds later, part of the dashboard, two white instruments, the three-spoke steering wheel and windscreen are visible, although obscured behind text reminding us of the car’s launch date.

The ‘real life’ pictures of the Slingshot appear to confirm the design revealed in leaked patent images earlier this year (see gallery, below), including the somewhat quirky twin seat side-by-side cockpit yet three-wheeled setup.

The Slingshot’s styling appears to give a nod to the KTM X-Bow, while the three-wheeled platform (and not much else) is a reminder of a similar offering from Morgan.

Using a singular rear wheel and two wheels at the front, the Slingshot’s driving experience has been described by its creator as “like surfing ashphalt”.

Performance figures and exact specifications are unknown at this stage, although reports suggest a 2.4 litre four-cylinder power plant sourced from General Motors with around 200 BHP (149kW); as found under the bonnet of the Holden Malibu in Australia with an output of 123kW/225Nm.

Whether that engine will be turbocharged or not is unclear, but the video all but confirms it will be connected to a ‘proper’ stick-shift manual gearbox, which may or may not be the only transmission option.

Polaris will continue the drip-feed of information with two more teasers later this month, ahead of the official unveiling scheduled for July 27.

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