The Polaris Slingshot line has a new top dog. Called the Signature LE, it’s more about flashiness and features than performance. That starts with the exterior only color package available at the moment, called Crimson Forge. A first for models, this dress is adorned with three-tone accent paint in metallic black and red with limited-edition bronze accents. The wheels are the most important highlight, beautiful bronze multi-spoke for the 18-inch pair at the front and the single 20-inch wheel at the rear. Elsewhere outside, the vented all-LED lighting frame and vented fiberglass hood are introduced for the 2022 model year. The dark badging on the black hood reflects the ergonomics. intensity.
The cockpit is ready to shine day and night with the XKGlow luminaire. LED units glow in the full RGB spectrum along the center console, in the footrests and under the seats. Their clocks can be customized in the Slingshot app, one trick that can be timed for them according to the sound coming out of the Rockford Fosgate Stage 3 sound system. Oddly, Polaris doesn’t put the lighting controls in the seven-inch Ride Command touchscreen, but the infotainment center is nice for accessing weather and traffic navigation, along with Apple CarPlay. On the luxury side, climate-controlled seats with contrasting red stitching add a cozy element to an open cockpit that lacks a traditional HVAC system.
The engine is the Slingshot’s base unit, a 2.0-liter ProStar four-cylinder that makes 178 horsepower and 120 pound-feet of torque. Buyers who want the Slingshot SLR’s 203 hp and trim R can buy the $599 Stage first adjusted from Polaris, but they will still be reduced on other equipment by 144 lb-ft.
Slingshot Signature LE will win authorized dealer not long ago. Equipment with a five-speed manual transmission, prices start at $34,999 before a $900 “logistics surcharge,” for a total of $35,899. The five-speed AutoDrive transmission brings that figure to $37,649.