2020 Polaris Slingshot R Autocycle
Polaris' three-wheel autocycle has been on the market for five years and is getting its biggest upgrade since its release for 2020. Polaris claims 70 percent of the 2020 Slingshot is new, and the biggest addition is under the hood. An all-new Polaris-designed 2-liter four-cylinder replaces the former GM-sourced unit, making 203 horsepower and 144 ft-lb of torque — over 25 more horsepower than the previous motor. While torque is down slightly, so is the weight, with the Slingshot weighing in at just over 1,700 pounds, 40 less than last year. This is good for 0-60 runs in 4.9 seconds and a limited top speed of 125 MPH. Another area that got big improvements is where you'll spend all your time in the Slingshot — the interior. Gone is the aftermarket aesthetic, with massively improved seats and upholstery. Upgraded brakes, suspension, and two steering and shifting modes on automatic transmission models vary steering feel and shifting speed, and the seven-inch touchscreen display with Polaris' Ride Command system returns. While almost the the cost of a MX-5 Miata, the Slingshot is still a visceral supercar-like experience at a bargain price.