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Polaris Slingshot Rolls Into 2022 With A New Special Edition

The Polaris Slingshot may not exactly be a car, but it's close enough for us. There's just nothing else like it on the road today, and we don't think there ever will be. Polaris has added a new special edition to the Slingshot lineup, and it's called the Signature LE.

“We designed our latest limited-edition model to celebrate Slingshot’s iconic signature style. When you’re behind the wheel of a Slingshot, there’s no escaping the attention – its bold, one-of-a-kind looks turn casual arrivals into grand entrances. And that’s what the Signature LE is all about – elevating your style and making your mark each time you jump in the cockpit,” says Polaris Slingshot vice president, Chris Sergeant.

In order to truly turn those casual arrivals into grand entrances, this special edition wears a tri-coat paint job, which is surprisingly a first for this 203-hp three-wheeler. Red and black metallic paint with matte bronze details, almost gives the impression that this is Iron Man's ride. This color theme is complemented by black graphics and emblems, bespoke bronze rims, and full LED lighting. The Signature LE's design elements go beyond looks, though. A new-for-2022 Vented Sport Hood not only looks cool, but also optimizes aerodynamics and directs airflow into the passenger area. It consists of composite fiberglass material, which is said to be quite durable.

The Polaris Slingshot's lack of a roof and windshield gives the occupants the best view possible of the world around them, and the cockpit may often be overlooked. However, the Signature LE offers luxuries that we never thought would make their way into any Slingshot. One such feature is heated and ventilated seats— yes, you heard that right. The seats feature thermoelectric technology to either heat up or cool down the seats. Passengers can control the seat temperatures via a switch on the dashboard, which glows red when heated and blue when cooled. The seats are made of flexible graphene in order to fully disperse the heat or ventilation.

This special edition also adds LED interior lighting, which can glow in full red, blue, and green color spectrums. You'll find the lights pulsating around the footwells, under the seats, on the center console, and in the left and right side tubs. The feature is controlled through an app called Slingshot LED, where you can change the color, turn on cool color themes like Christmas Joy and Ocean Breeze, or set the brightness. To make things even more fun, you can also synchronize the lights with your music playlists. Simply add your favorite songs to the app, and the lights will do their thing. Relatively speaking, your favorite songs come from a Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, with multiple Stage 3 roll hoop speakers. Polaris says that the speakers deliver your favorite tunes with "great power and exceptional tonal quality." Managing all of these features is a centrally positioned 7-inch 'Ride Command' touchscreen infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay connectivity and a built-in navigation system with traffic and weather information.

Just when you thought this thing had all of the features a three-wheeler would ever need, think again. The Slingshot Signature LE can be ordered with a number of accessories, such as a color-matched rear fender, storage bags, AutoDrive paddle shifters, an Excursion Top, or a Stage 1 performance upgrade. The latter option adds 25 horses to the Slingshot's original output of 203. The Polaris Slingshot Signature LE may already be available at your local Polaris dealer, in either a manual or AutoDrive transmission (marketing's way of saying 'automatic transmission'). Opting for the stick shift brings you a price tag of $34,999, while the AutoDrive raises it up to $36,749.

Would you buy this special edition Slingshot as your next weekend ride?

Images: Polaris Slingshot


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