If you like being the center of attention and enjoy standing out from the crowd, then what is the right car for you? A Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Rolls-Royce will certainly attract a lot of admiring glances, but what if you want a vehicle that is a true original, that is genuinely unique? If that is the case, then there is only one choice for you: the Polaris Slingshot.
This three-wheeled vehicle is like nothing else on the road. Is it a motorcycle? Is it a car? Who cares?! It’s fun, and that’s all that matters. It takes a truly special vehicle to outshine an Italian supercar or a British ultra-luxury car, but the Slingshot can do it. Find out just how special it is by heading down to Lion Heart Lifestyle to rent one for yourself.
How The Polaris Slingshot Came To Be
Polaris is a company known more for their wide variety of ATVs than for their road vehicles. Those ATVs are among the best in the industry and they come in a wide variety of models, from the standard open-air ATVs to models with doors, a roof, and a steering wheel that are somewhat similar to cars. Their ATVs are popular and well-respected enough to see uses in a broad array of settings.
Some of them have more casual recreational uses, while the more powerful ones are used for racing. However, there are more utilitarian uses for them as well; parks and recreation departments use them, as do park rangers, municipal departments, and even the military. Basically, Polaris makes ATVs that can be used for both work and fun.
The ATVs are Polaris’ four-wheeled vehicles, but they have experience making two-wheeled vehicles as well since they were responsible for the now-defunct Victory Motorcycles brand. That brand was designed as a reaction to the resurgent popularity of Harley Davidson motorcycles, so the line consisted of similar rugged and muscular cruiser style motorcycles. Even though they could not compete with Harley Davidson when it came to sales, they were able to compete with them in terms of quality.
Having conquered the art of making both four-wheeled and two-wheeled vehicles, Polaris apparently decided that a three-wheeled vehicle was their next challenge. It is almost a perfect hybrid between a motorcycle and one of their more car-like ATVs. It was launched in 2015 and has gone on to become one of the more interesting and original vehicles to grace American roadways in quite some time.
What Makes The Polaris Slingshot Special
The Slingshot is a three-wheeled vehicle with two wheels upfront and one in the back. The driver and passenger seats are situated in the middle of the vehicle, so there is hardly any weight over the rear tire. That makes the Slingshot great at burnouts and drifting for as long as the tire holds out. You’ll want the tires to hold up because driving the Slingshot is so much fun, you won’t believe that it’s legal, but it is.
The Slingshot has a 173 HP engine, which doesn’t sound like much at first, but it is a lot when you consider that the power to weight ratio is very low. That gives the Slingshot impressive acceleration and nice cruising speed. The engine is sourced from General Motors and has been used in cars like the Saturn Sky for over a decade. That means it is very reliable and well known, so finding mechanics with the parts and the knowledge to repair it is very easy.
The seats of the Slingshot are very low to the ground, which further enhances the sense of speed and gives drivers a sensation similar to riding a motorcycle or driving a Formula 1 car. However, the Slingshot has more creature comforts than either of those vehicles. The SL trim available from Lion Heart Lifestyle features the Ride Command infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and Glove Touch technology. It also features a Rockford Fosgate audio system, which you will be able to enjoy since the cabin of the Slingshot is surprisingly quiet.
Of course, you are probably wondering about safety with this vehicle, but there is nothing to worry about. The Slingshot has bucket seats with bolsters to reduce lateral movement. The seatbelts are extremely secure and will keep driver and passenger comfortably strapped in during even the hairiest cornering manoeuvers. The Slingshot is classified as an autocycle, which means that some states require that its occupants wear a full-face helmet. That is not the case in California, but a full-face helmet is nonetheless recommended.
Rent The Polaris Slingshot From Lion Heart Lifestyle
There simply isn’t another vehicle like the Polaris Slingshot on the road, its unique style is sure to draw stares wherever you go. Those onlookers won’t be having as much as you will, though, because the Slingshot is a lot more fun to drive than it is to look at. You cannot get its sense of speed from a car and you cannot get its comfort level and convenience from a motorcycle. The Slingshot is the best of both worlds and you can rent it from LionHeart Lifestyle to make it a part of your world.