2024 Polaris Slingshot Returns With Roush Treatment, Minor Changes

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

The 2024 Polaris Slingshot marks the next iteration of the three-wheeler that's fun to drive but also tends to be owned by annoying bros who bump music too loud while trawling in traffic.

The biggest news is that the available Roush Edition returns. Using the Slingshot R, it will have 203 horsepower, Brembo brakes, and unique design elements inside and out.

Other changes across the lineup include new paint colors, new wheels for the SL trim, and available Rockford Fosgate audio. Drivers will have the ability to customize their ride with a bevy of accessories, including new options for roof panels.

Both manual and automatic transmissions are available.

Pricing will start at $21,999 for a base S with a manual. Available trim levels include S, S with Technology Package, SL, SLR, R, and Roush Edition.

The most expensive Slingshot is a Roush with the automatic, which starts at $40,299.

An R will cost you $34,799 with a manual. The price walk takes you from the low $20K mark all the way up to $40K.

As a reminder, the Slingshot uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making either 178 horsepower or 203 ponies.

You'll be able to snag your Slingshot early next year.

[Images: Polaris]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • CEastwood CEastwood on Dec 05, 2023

    Everytime I see one of these I think there's a dummie who could have bought a real car , but has to say look at me driving this cool thing I can't drive in the rain like an actual motorcycle that I should have bought in the first place ! It's not Batman I see driving these - it's middle age Fatman .

  • Art_Vandelay Art_Vandelay on Dec 06, 2023

    If these things just looked less goofy they might be fun.

  • Jkross22 The contrived, forced, overproduced jokes and antics were fun 15 years ago, but it's been the same thing over and over since. The last few years of Top Gear were heading this direction and the 3 were phoning it in. They should have either done something completely different and tried something new. Instead they played it safe.
  • SCE to AUX "...identified during our rigorous validation process"Not so rigorous, if they ended up on dealer lots. 🙄
  • Ras815 Their naming scheme is almost as idiotic as having a totally separate Polestar brand for EVs that look exactly like...de-badged Volvos. But you can tell it came from the same idiocy.
  • Dukeisduke "The EX naming convention is used for the automaker’s new and upcoming EVs, the EX30 and EX90."Only upcoming when they can figure out the software.
  • SCE to AUX I've always said that consumer/business pressures will reign in government decrees, as they have in the past in places like California. That state has moved the goalposts many times for "ZEV" mandates.But the problem is the depth of politicization of the EPA. Mfrs need continuity and long-term commitment to requirements, not living on a 4-year political cycle of who's in the White House and Congress. Your President - whomever that is - isn't going to be around forever.Ironically, backing off the gas means handing a greater lead to Tesla, Rivian, and Lucid, (and possibly H/K/G). The whiners have begun heavy investments whose ROI will be extended by years, and their EV sales will reduce even further.It's like the coach granting his players less practice time because they're tired, while the other team stays fit - that's how you lose the game.