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2022 Polaris Slingshot Signature LE

The new Signature Limited Edition is proof that you don’t need a million dollars to turn heads

This is an all-new limited edition model of the Polaris Slingshot for the 2022 Model year. Called the Signature LE edition, this slingshot that sits at the top of the model-lineup aims to blend Signature Style, Maximum Sound, and ultimate comfort, in a compelling package.

Let’s take a look at what makes it tick shall we. According to Polaris the Slingshot is designed to turn mundane everyday rides into remarkable excursions, and going by the way looks, I definitely agree with them.

Overview

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This is a new 2022 Polaris Slingshot LE or limited edition and it sits at the top of the Slingshot range

I, just like you, was utterly confused when Polaris debuted the Slingshot back in 2015. We’re used to seeing snowmobiles, ATV’s and tiny off-road buggies, but this was the first time that they were having a go at something for the pavement, and they decided to do it with something truly unique.

So, what exactly is the Slingshot? Is it a car? Well, there are no doors. So, is it a motorcycle? Not really as this one rocking three wheels. Let’s just say that it is a blend of a car and a bike.

It turns out that the Slingshot is classified as an autocycle and it can be driven using a regular driver’s license without the need for a motorcycle license. It comes as no surprise that these things are quite popular in warm parts of the country and the one we’re looking at today is a new limited edition model, dubbed the Signature LE. Let’s take a closer look.

Signature Style

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The main facets of this new limited edition model are, Signature Style, Maximum Sound, and Ultimate Comfort

Some design elements are unique to the Signature LE edition. Take for instance the Tri-Tone Limited Edition Premium Crimson forge paint and graphics, a first for any Slingshot. There are three standout colors on this limited edition model. Red, black and, matte bronze.

The blacked-out badging and accent graphics contrast rather well against the red paint and the bronze frame and wheels, which are also exclusive to the Signature LE. A 7.5" Tall tinted wind deflector tries to offer some protection from the elements when you’re hammering it down the road at full chat.

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Upfront, you’ve got a new vented hood scoop made out of durable composite material. It helps the 2.0 Prostar engine breathe better

Upfront you’ve got a vented hood scoop, made out of durable composite material. It made its debut for the 2022 model year. Not only does it lend the slingshot and aggressive look, but it is actually functional in boosting airflow to a 2.0 Liter ProStar four-cylinder engine. Overall, the aerodynamics of the vehicle is further improved via the vested fenders.

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If you’re impressed with how this thing looks on the outside, Polaris has gone to town with it on the insides as well. The Signature LE comes standard with interior lighting by XKGLOW®. You’ll find it in the following areas:

  • Footwells
  • Under the seats
  • Left and right-hand side tubes
  • Along with the center console

You can choose between red, green, and blue-collar spectrum, all using Slingshot’s mobile app. With those lights on, this thing should look like something else, driving down a coast road at dusk. The best part, it can be synced with your music playlists.

“We designed our latest limited-edition model to celebrate Slingshot’s iconic signature style,” said Chris Sergeant, Polaris Slingshot Vice President. “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.”

Maximum Sound

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A 200W Rockford Fosgate sound system works in tandem with these speakers mounted in the roll hoops

Speaking of music, let’s talk sound system, and the Signature LE is rocking one of the very best ones out there. You’ve got premium audio by Rockford Fosgate®. It allows occupants to listen to personalized playlists with sound coming out of these stage 3 Roll Hoop speakers, which complements the 200W Rockford Fosgate audio system.

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The center is dominated by a 7" infotainment screen powered by Ride Command, with CarPlay and Nav

Riders can interact with the system through a 7” touchscreen display,7” Display Powered by RIDE COMMAND with Bluetooth®, USB Phone Connectivity, Navigation, Apple CarPlay, and a Complimentary 1-year Trial of RIDE COMMAND+.

Ultimate Comfort

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To keep you comfortable, regardless of the ambient conditions, you’ve got heated and cooled seats

The Slingshot really does offer a very different kind of open-air driving/riding experience. Especially when compared to a motorcycle. While things like heated grips and seats are not so uncommon on touring motorcycles, the Slingshot takes it up to a notch with heated and cooled seats, that uses advanced thermoelectric technology to disperse the desired temperature through the flexible graphene material. The switch used to control this system either turn blue or red depending on the set temperature.

Specifications

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There are some truly unique touches exclusive to the Signature LE

I briefly touched upon the engine breathing better through that custom hood scoop. Well, the four-cylinder Prostar 2.0 produces 178 horsepower and 120 pound-feet of torque. As with another slingshot, power is sent exclusively to the 20” rear wheel. You have the choice between a manual or an automatic along with two drive modes.

Depending on the transmission you choose, the Polaris Slingshot weighs anywhere between 1647 pounds for the manual and 1659 for the Autodrive. If you choose the auto, you flick through the cogs using paddle shifters.

MODEL SPECS
ENGINE TYPE ProStar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
TRANSMISSION AutoDrive Transmission or Manual 5-speed
DISPLACEMENT 1997 cc
FUEL CAPACITY 9.77 gallons
REV LIMIT 8500 RPM
HORSEPOWER 178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
TORQUE 120 ft-lbs @ 5500 RPM
FRONT/REAR WHEEL 18” /20” Aluminum
CURB WEIGHT AutoDrive: 1,659 lbs Manual: 1,647 lbs
L x W x H 149.6 x 77.9 x 51.9 in
WHEELBASE 105 in
GROUND CLEARANCE 5.4 in
BRAKE ROTORS Vented Cast Iron
COLORS Crimson Forge

Price

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This is the first Slingshot ever to feature a tri-tone paint and graphics combination. The crimson red paint contrasts well against the bronze and matte black accents on the body work
Polaris Signature LE Edition Prices
Manual Transmission $34,999 USD / $44,199 CAD
AutoDrive $36,749 USD / $46,699 CAD

The Signature LE will soon begin shipping to a Polaris dealership near you.

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Potential customers can choose from a range of accessories from Polaris

Potential buyers can further customize their new ride for a range of factory accessories from Polaris. These include things like :

  • An all-new excursion top
  • Color-matched rear fender
  • A Stage performance tune with 25 additional horses

To Wrap It Up

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The Polaris Slingshot, regardless of the model you choose is already quite a machine, to begin with, and is one of the craziest vehicles you can buy. This new limited edition variant with its bespoke touches, a new high-tech infotainment system, and 178 horses, should make for an immersive and visceral driving experience.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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– Polaris Slingshot, the show-stopping, adventure-seeking three-wheel vehicle, today introduced an all-new limited-edition model to its 2022 lineup. Sitting at the top of the lineup, the Signature LE inspires drivers to make their mark with superior style, maximum sound, and ultimate comfort.

Loaded with features, Signature LE transforms ordinary drives into extraordinary adventures. The premium tri-tone paint and new Vented Sport Hood deliver head-turning style, while blacked-out badging, upper and lower accent lighting, interior XKGlow® lighting, and exclusive matte bronze wheels complete its signature style. In addition, Slingshot’s Stage 3 Rockford Fosgate® audio system delivers clarity at any speed, and Heated and Cooled Seats improve comfort in hot or cold weather.

“We designed our latest limited-edition model to celebrate Slingshot’s iconic signature style,” said Chris Sergeant, Polaris Slingshot Vice President. “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.”

Boasting superior style and modern technology, the Signature LE touts the following premium amenities and key features:

Signature Style

Tri-Tone Limited-Edition Paint & Graphics
A first for any Slingshot model, Signature LE features high-end, tri-tone paint and graphics. The glossy and metallic black and red paint are complemented with limited-edition matte bronze accents. Exclusive blacked-out badging and accent graphics deliver an extra layer of style, while limited-edition wheels and full LED lighting up front complete its signature style.

Vented Sport Hood
Introduced with the 2022 model year lineup, the new Vented Sport Hood adds aggressive, head-turning styling while improving aerodynamics and cockpit airflow via vented fenders and hood scoop. The Vented Sport Hood is made with an all-new durable fiberglass composite material – delivering a premium fit and finish.

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XKGLOW® Light Kit
For next-level style, Signature LE comes standard with interior lighting by XKGLOW®. The LED lighting kit is installed in the footwells, under the seats, left-and right-hand side tubs, and along the center console – offering the full red, green, and blue color spectrum. Color changes can be made using the Slingshot LED mobile app and can be synchronized with music playlists.

Maximum Sound

Stage 3 Rockford Fosgate® Audio
A premium audio system by Rockford Fosgate® allows riders to enjoy personal playlists as soundtracks for the open road. The Stage 3 Roll Hoop Speakers complement the output from the Rockford Fosgate® audio system, as the system delivers audio with great power and exceptional tonal clarity.

7” Display Powered by RIDE COMMAND
At the controls of the Rockford Fosgate® audio system is Slingshot’s industry-leading 7” Display powered by RIDE COMMAND. Offering touchscreen convenience, the infotainment system comes standard with RIDE COMMAND+, which includes Apple CarPlay®, GPS navigation, and weather and traffic overlays.

Ultimate Comfort

Heated & Cooled Seats
While the new Vented Sport Hood improves cockpit air flow, Slingshot’s Heated and Cooled Seats deliver customizable comfort via an interactive, easy-access switch that lights up blue when cool and red when heated. The seats utilize advanced thermoelectric technology to warm or cool the seats and a flexible Graphene material to disperse for full coverage.

Drivers looking to further personalize their ride can select from an assortment of factory accessories, including the all-new Excursion Top, additional storage bags, color-matched rear fender, or even a Stage 1 performance tune to add 25 more horsepower. Drivers operating an AutoDrive transmission can take control of their shifts with Slingshot’s AutoDrive paddle shifters.

Signature LE will begin shipping to dealers in early 2022 and is available in manual transmission (starting at $34,999; $44,199 CAD) and AutoDrive (starting at $36,749; $46,699 CAD).

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