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Polaris Slingshot release

 
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Gary
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Polaris Slingshot release Reply with quote

Is this the 800lb gorilla in the forum???

Why is nobody talking about the release of the Polaris Slingshot? iduno

Are we all worried it could be the T-Rex killer?

Looks like quite a toy for around 20 grand!

Not to mention it will have dealers all over the US where you can get parts and service.

Any thoughts???
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: Fugly Reply with quote

That's thing is fugly.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well its a 1725 pound gorilla using a gm ecotec 2.4cyl motor and a 5 speed manual trans with no mention of reverse that I saw, might I add 130mph top speed.... looks aside I am happy to see another three-wheeler on the market but I do not see this being a Trex killer
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Gary
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No arguments on the T-Rex winning in the looks department and 1743 lbs. wet does seem a bit porky, but with 166 ft. lbs. of torque, I don't think it will have a problem pulling out of a corner.

I'm sure it will have a reverse built right into that automotive gearbox. (one that will actually work)

Personally, I can't wait to test drive one in the twisties and see how it handles.

I won't be trading in my T-Rex, but 24K with a stereo, backup camera and windshield will be hard to pass up if it handles anything like reasonable.

Definitely be interesting to see how many they can sell at that price.
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JOHNNY



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It s not gona kill the T-REX with a Kawasaki motor , but with the news BMW, with 162 hp. Reverse replace 4 times within a year. Not beeing track worthy. Campagna do not put it on the track for Customer demo anymore, THEY HAVE BEEN USING AN RR WITH BMW WHEEL ON. LOL Why, blow a motor on a unit and trans on the second for the firts track day. When you blow the motor, they tell you it s because , it s been use on the track. Is the slighshoot more reliable, no doubt. It will be a lot easier for parts and service. T-rex beeing 3 x the price. Scarry . Would I buy a BMW, NO. If you are buying a performance machine, buy with a kawa motor. The motor from Polaris , could be easelie modifiy to 300 hp, just like with do in the Soltice by GM. Polaris look, well it look like it was desing by 3 diffirent guys. Front, side,and rear. I don t think they talk to each other. The one that did the front did good. He should talk to the other now. LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the styling is interesting to say the least. After seeing one in the flesh, I imagine the last project meeting before release, went something like this:

Design manager: "We are still working on a stylish way to encapsulate the rear wheel and swing arm"

Chief Accountant: "What did you say the price point was on this thing?"

Sales Manager: "20K"

Chief Accountant: "20K? Stick a rear wheel on that thing and ship it!"

CEO: "You heard the man. Ship it."
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For d price it's ok and for something new I think it's fine
I think it's huge don't like d look in person
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont like it Much,
Plus its Cheap stuff
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what do you mean it s cheap stuff. Do you mean Campagna is not !!!!!!!!! Embarassed They have good and bad in both.. Lets not talk about service....
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