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The weather is getting warmer, which means it might be time to go for a ride. Of course, full enjoyment of sun and sky requires a bit of cage-free motoring, and while some opt for two wheels between their thighs, others prefer the recline of a trike. While slightly more practical and a good deal more comfortable than a motorcycle, these three-wheeled machines are still very much out in the elements, offering a lot of the same benefits of a bike, but with fewer drawbacks. Polaris’ offering in this space is the Slingshot, and now, there’s a limited edition model that comes packing some very spiffy styling upgrades.

It’s called the Blue Fire SL, and mechanically, it’s identical to its non-exclusive brethren. That means two wheels for steering and stopping up front, one wheel for burnouts in back, and two seats in the middle. The stance hugs the ground, giving passengers a visceral sense of speed when in motion, and the suspension set-up was tuned to encourage a little back-road enthusiasm. 

So what makes the Blue Fire unique? Read on to find out.

Continue reading to learn more about the Polaris Slingshot Blue Fire SL Limited Edition.

What makes the Polaris Slingshot Blue Fire SL Limited Edition special

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The Blue Fire nomenclature is pulled from the exclusive exterior color laid across the Slingshot’s body panels. As requested by Polaris’ customers, this limited edition gets very slick Blue Fire metallic paint from tip to tail, which is complemented by White Lightening racing stripes that enhance the Slingshot’s natural bodylines. Underneath, the trike’s tub is still black, but look closely, and you’ll find addition White Lightening accenting in the form of a powder-coated frame, swing arms, springs, and front-arm suspension. In front are 18-inch, quintuple split-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels, while in back is a single 20-inch roller.

Personally, I think it looks phenomenal, like a Shelby Cobra 427 hit the sheets with a Light Cycle from Tron.

In front, you’ll find projector headlights housed in a mean-looking, X-shaped fascia. LEDs are used for the brake light and turn signals. Step inside the cockpit, and you’ll also find LEDs for the new interior lighting kit, as well as all the same features as the standard SL model, such as waterproof seats, a media console with a 4.3-inch LCD screen, backup camera, Bluetooth integration, six-speaker audio system, and three-point safety belts. There’s also a tinted Ripper Series wind deflector to add a first line of defense against wayward insects

So then – is it as fun to drive as it looks?

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On paper, that would certainly appear to be the case. Mounted in the nose is a DOHC 2.4-liter all-aluminum four-cylinder gasoline engine, which is tuned to deliver 173 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 166 pound-feet of torque at 4,700 rpm. Redline is set at 7,000 rpm. With just 1,743 pounds to push around, that’s enough output to get you into trouble pretty quick. Car And Driver estimates a run from 0-to-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, with the quarter mile done in 13.6 seconds, and a top speed of 130 mph.

The Slingshot Blue Fire SL sells for $26,999, which is a $1,500 premium over the next-rung-down Slingshot SL trim. Alternatively, you could opt for the base model Slingshot, which goes for a scant $21,499. Each model is available now at dealerships across the U.S.

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

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Press Release

Polaris Slingshot® is excited to introduce the most exclusive vehicle yet to its lineup, the Blue Fire SL Limited Edition. The vehicle is currently available, in limited quantities, at Polaris Slingshot dealers nationwide.

Polaris Slingshot has listened to its customers and is offering the most requested color to date – Blue Fire, with a first-from-the-factory White Lightning muscle stripes. The new Limited Edition has all the features of the fully loaded SL trim level, plus premium metallic Blue Fire paint, powder-coated White Lighting accents, an interior LED lighting kit and a tinted Ripper Series Wind Deflector.

“We are excited to release the newest edition to the Slingshot lineup in a color consumers are demanding,” said Craig Scanlon, vice president of Slingshot. “With this vehicle being released during peak riding season, we expect an unprecedented demand. Quantities are limited so don’t wait.”

The unique Slingshot experience includes:
• A low, wide stance, allowing drivers to feel the rush of pavement under the seat
• An open-air cockpit for a 360-degree rush of sight, sound and smell
• A shared riding experience, giving the driver and passenger a front-row shot of adrenaline
• Optimized weight distribution and proprietary low-profile tires for maximum cornering
• A lightweight design for powerful acceleration
Slingshot Trim Levels:
Slingshot is offered in three distinct trim levels for a limited time only. The base Slingshot has a starting U.S. MSRP of only $21,499 and features Gloss Black paint, 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels up front and an 18-inch rear wheel. The premium Slingshot SL, with a starting U.S. MSRP of only $25,499, features either Red Pearl or Turbo Silver paint, larger 18-inch cast aluminum wheels up front and a 20-inch rear wheel, as well as a blade windscreen for wind protection. It also features a media console with a 4.3-inch LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth® integration and a six-speaker audio system. The Slingshot SL LE offers all of the same upgrades as the Slingshot SL, but also includes bold Blue Fire paint, White Lightning muscle stripes, White Lightning powder-coated frame, swing arms, springs and front-arm suspension, an interior LED lighting kit and a tinted Ripper Series Wind Deflector. The Slingshot SL LE in Blue Fire retails for $26,999 U.S.

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