Weird Car Of The Day: 2015 Polaris Slingshot

With its distinctive design, the Polaris Slingshot is a marvel of engineering. Featuring open-wheel fenders and a sleek rear that converges to a point, it boasts a robust swing arm housing a carbon-fiber-reinforced belt driving a single tire.

Up front, it resembles a conventional car, complete with bucket seats, a steering wheel, and powered by a GM Ecotec four-cylinder engine coupled with a five-speed manual transmission. However, from the rear, it’s reminiscent of an oversized, futuristic motorcycle.

This unconventional configuration not only defines the Slingshot’s character but also enables its existence. Its unique three-wheel setup grants it impressive power-to-weight ratios, with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine churning out 173 horsepower. Acceleration from zero to sixty takes around five seconds, and with traction control disengaged, the Slingshot eagerly demonstrates its ability to light up its rear tire.

Photo Source: RM Sotheby’s