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Polaris Slingshot revealed in patent images

January 21, 2014

Patent images depicting the upcoming Polaris Slingshot have been found, revealing an interesting three-wheel road vehicle design with sporty body panels.

Polaris Slingshot patent

Adopting a kind of two-seat trike layout, the Polaris Slingshot will be introduced to help support Polaris’s long-term growth strategies, which includes spanning out and offering more products.

As you can tell by these patent images, the Slingshot will be a focused lightweight ready to take on the likes of the KTM X-Bow and Morgan 3 Wheeler. It uses a single wheel at the back with two regular vehicle-size front wheels.

Polaris Slingshot rear-patent

The open-top cabin incorporates a very modern and racy theme, with no real windscreen. Body contours form a sharp-edged and very aggressive design, with a lower front spoiler and angular headlights. Two roll over hoops protrude out from the bodywork.

Official engine specifications are yet to be announced, however, it’s believed it will come with a GM-sourced 2.4-litre four-cylinder unit producing around 150kW. Power will be sent to the rear wheels via a belt-drive system.

The gnarly creation is set to go into production later this year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.