Foust shows what a modified Slingshot is capable of.

It was a little over a year ago that Polaris had to issue a stop-sale, no-drive recall on its sporty, three-wheeler known as the Slingshot. At the time, it was said that defective bearings in the steering rack could cause the loss of steering, plus the roll-over hoops on some models weren’t strong enough to support the performance of the vehicle. Since then, Polaris has apparently fixed the problems and has now released a video of Tanner Foust tearing up the streets and parking lots of San Diego, California with a modified 2015 Polaris Slingshot SL.

Needless to say, his slingshot has probably been through the recall, as he was certainly giving it a good beating. The Slingshot in the video has a turbocharged 2.4-liter Ecotech engine along with an AEM ignition system, QA1 Coil-overs, and a Willwood brake system with 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers. The tuned three-wheeler also rides on HRE wheels with Continental tires. It’s really not a bad setup for a little death machine.

There isn’t really much to say about the video – it is just Faust doing what we all wish we had the freedom to do on the street. Nevertheless, it’s fun to watch. It’s quite interesting to see the slingshot drifting and burning out around San Diego, so crank up the volume and enjoy this four-minute video. I sure did.

2015 Polaris Slingshot

2015 Polaris Slingshot High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2015 Polaris Slingshot here.

Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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