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2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE Guide

2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE

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2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE : RARE. LIMITED. EXTRAORDINARY.

Introducing the 2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE…

With less than 300 made, the 2020 Slingshot Grand Touring LE is the ultimate cruiser. Delivering luxurious comfort no matter where your adventure takes you.

Take the road in comfort. Polaris Slingshot today announced its newest model to the 2020 lineup, the Grand Touring LE. As a limited-edition model, the Grand Touring LE delivers next-level comfort, style and design. Along with a host of amenities, the Grand Touring LE is highlighted by Slingshot’s new 2020 AutoDrive transmission, an automatic-like driving experience without the need for clutching or shifting that allows anyone to get in, stand out and enjoy the adventure only a Slingshot can deliver.

Featuring exclusive Fairway Green paint with bronze accents and special-edition bronze wheels, the 2020 Grand Touring LE stands out from the crowd like nothing else. Slingshot’s Quilted Comfort Seats provide all-day comfort for drivers and passengers, while a tall Ripper Series Wind Deflector adds protection from the elements. Slingshot’s seven-inch Ride Command infotainment system with built-in GPS navigation and turn-by-turn directions is perfect for any adventure. Finishing off the limited-edition, custom-inspired design is a color-matched Slingshade top, color-matched Rear Fender and interior accent lighting.

“With superior comfort, convenient technology, and head-turning styling, the Grand Touring LE transforms daily driving into unforgettable adventures,” said Chris Sergeant, Vice President of Polaris Slingshot. “Premium amenities set the Grand Touring LE apart from the rest of the Slingshot lineup, while Slingshot’s new ProStar 2.0L powertrain, AutoDrive transmission, and redesigned interior ensures that driving a Slingshot elevates an ordinary commute into an extraordinary driving experience.”

 

 

ACCESSORIES

STAGE 1 TUNE
This Stage 1 ProStar 2.0L DOHC I4 Tune includes a
Stage 1 calibration that lets the engine deliver an
additional 25 horsepower.

HEATED AND COOLED SEATS
Enjoy your Slingshot in all conditions with the Heated and
Cooled Seat, powered by industry-leading technology.
The seat offers three settings – low, medium, and high
– for both heating and cooling. Choose the setting you
prefer and ride in comfort. Whether it’s chilly outside or
the hottest day of summer, you’ll extend your driving
season and enhance your experience on every drive.

PART NUMBER ACCESSORY MSRP
2884126 Stage 1 ProStar 2.0L DOHC I4 Tune $599.99
2884290-VBA Slingshot Heated and Cooled Seat, Black – Individual $1,199.99
2881733 Side Storage Bag Set $114.99
2881734 Overnight Bag, Driver $164.99
2881735 Overnight Bag, Passenger $164.99
2884606 Accent Panel Light Kit $199.99
2884670 Slingshade All Weather Cover, Black $474.99

 

With style and attitude unlike anything else on the road, Slingshot introduces its all-new 2020 lineup. Most significantly, Slingshot is now available with the all-new AutoDrive transmission, making it more accessible and opening the door for legions of drivers to be able to experience the totally unique sensation that only comes from behind the wheel of a Slingshot. Powered by Polaris’ first-ever four-cylinder engine and featuring 70 percent new vehicle content, the 2020 Slingshot SL and Slingshot R take the Slingshot experience to a whole new level.

Taking center stage of the 2020 lineup is Slingshot’s AutoDrive, a hydraulically actuated automated manual five-speed synchromesh transmission. With no clutch pedal or manual shifting necessary, drivers can operate the 2020 Slingshot lineup as easily as any other vehicle with a standard automatic transmission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

ENGINE:
178 HP ProStar 2.0L Engine
DRIVETRAIN:
AutoDrive Transmission
18” Front / 20” Rear
Exclusive Bronze LE Wheels
EXTERIOR:
Premium Fairway Green Paint
Bronze Accents and Graphics
Color-Matched Rear Fender
Color-Matched Slingshade
9.5” Tall Clear Wind Deflector
Slingshade with Accented Graphics
Bronze Accented Quilted Comfort Seats Slingshot Ride Command Navigation
and Connected Services

INTERIOR:
Exclusive Bronze Accented Quilted Seats
Interior Accent Lights
Standard Gloss Black Trim
TECHNOLOGY:
7” Ride Command Display with
Turn-by-Turn Navigation and
Connected Services
100W Rockford Fosgate® Audio
Back-Up Camera

 

 

INTRODUCING THE PROSTAR ENGINE

R Peak Power: 203hp @ 8250
SL / Grand Touring LE  Peak Power: 178 @ 8500
Top Speed: 125mph (limited)
0 to 60 MPH: 4.9 seconds

At the heart of the 2020 Slingshot is Polaris Industries’ first fourcylinder engine, the ProStar 2.0L. Tuned to perfection and put through an exhaustive track and on-road testing program to ensure quality and reliability, the ProStar 2.0L was designed to deliver a range of performance capabilities and to enhance an already incredible on-road experience. Two drive modes, Comfort or Slingshot, are activated at the push of a button for a customizable ride experience.

With an all-new tuned exhaust, the ProStar engine roars down the road, ensuring everyone within ear-shot will take notice.

 

POLARIS TAKES SLINGSHOT TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH DYNAMIC REDESIGN, ALL-NEW POWERTRAIN & AUTODRIVE TRANSMISSION

 It’s Automatic – New AutoDrive Transmission Allows More Drivers to Join the Slingshot Community

  • New Polaris ProStar 2.0L DOHC Four-Cylinder Engine Delivers up to 203 Horsepower at 8250 RPM
  • Available with the New AutoDrive Transmission or Manual, each with 2 Drive Modes for a Customizable Drive
  • Fully Redesigned Interior and Upgraded Finishes Brings Refinement and Style Into the Cockpit
  • Revised Chassis and Suspension Improves Handling and Vehicle Dynamics

With style and attitude unlike anything else on the road, Polaris Slingshot introduces its all-new 2020 lineup. Most significantly, Slingshot is now available with the all-new AutoDrive transmission, making it more accessible and opening the door for legions of drivers to be able to experience the totally unique sensation that only comes from behind the wheel of a Slingshot. Powered by Polaris’ first-ever four-cylinder engine and featuring 70 percent new vehicle content, the 2020 Slingshot SL and Slingshot R take the Slingshot experience to a whole new level.

Taking center stage of the 2020 lineup is Slingshot’s AutoDrive, a hydraulically actuated automated manual five-speed synchromesh transmission. With no clutch pedal or manual shifting necessary, drivers can operate the 2020 Slingshot lineup as easily as any other vehicle with a standard automatic transmission.

“We are excited to announce Slingshot’s first-ever automatic style transmission. Our new AutoDrive transmission will open the door for more people to get in, stand out, and take their driving experience to a whole new level,” said  Mike Dougherty, President of Polaris Slingshot. “With roughly 70 percent all-new content, we left no stone unturned both inside and out. The all-new ProStar 2.0L engine delivers more power and more fun, while the completely redesigned cockpit and interior elevates the shared experience for both the driver and their passenger.”

At the heart of the 2020 Slingshot is Polaris Industries’ first four-cylinder engine, the ProStar 2.0L. Tuned to perfection and put through an exhaustive track and on-road testing program, the ProStar 2.0L was designed to deliver a range of performance capabilities and to enhance an already incredible on-road experience. The SL packs 178 horsepower at an incredible 8500 RPM, while the new R model redlines at 8500 RPM and puts out a jaw-dropping 203 peak horsepower at 8250 RPM – an increase of 30 horsepower when compared to the previous powertrain. With an all-new tuned exhaust, the ProStar engine roars down the road, ensuring everyone within ear-shot will take notice.

With a completely new interior design, drivers and passengers will enjoy creature comforts that promise to make the driving experience truly memorable. A new premium leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with multi-function controls and integrated cruise control immediately redefines the personal connection between driver and the vehicle. New adjustable air vents improve airflow and increase comfort for drivers and passengers during weekend trips or daily adventures. The redesigned cockpit was purposeful in its execution, keeping the driver and passenger top-of-mind, as 2020 models feature a padded center console and added storage compartments, including four mobile phone storage compartments, enlarged and repositioned cup holders, and enhanced LED interior lighting.

For 2020, Slingshot introduces exciting updates to its Ride Command infotainment system with a completely redesigned display featuring a new quad-core processor to provide a faster, more responsive interaction. The seven-inch display receives an improved viewing angle and even brighter screen, allowing drivers and passengers to easily view and interact with the system in broad daylight. Available as standard equipment for both models, Ride Command provides convenient access to key vehicle information and mobile phone pairing via two USB ports or via Bluetooth®. Drivers can access AM/FM radio or listen to their favorite music with crystal-clear audio thanks to the 100-watt Rockford Fosgate® audio system.

Standard with the Slingshot R, and an optional upgrade for the SL, are Ride Command’s connected services featuring turn-by-turn navigation with an intuitive search system. The GPS offering includes special routing options to locate the shortest, fastest or most scenic route. Drivers can also build a route with multiple waypoints and access real-time traffic and weather overlays to ensure clear roads for the most enjoyable driving experience. By utilizing the Ride Command mobile app, drivers can remotely access key vehicle data and conveniently plan ride routes ahead of time.

Accessible via the Ride Command system, or right from the steering wheel, are Slingshot’s all-new drive modes. Whether standing out during a comfortable cruise downtown or embarking on a weekend adventure through the twisty backroads, each mode provides a personalized driving experience with the ultimate connectivity between vehicle and road. “Comfort” mode is best suited for leisurely rides, while “Slingshot” mode delivers a sporty, connected, high-revving driving experience.

“The 2020 lineup embodies what Slingshot stands for – a creative escape to enjoy the road ahead,” said Dougherty. “We are unveiling a vehicle that truly embodies the adventurous spirit the brand stands for, the social nature of our customers, and the stand-out attitude only a Slingshot can deliver.”

Additional enhancements to the suspension and frame mean the 2020 Slingshot is a game-changer – offering a driving experience in-line with its bold, look-at-me styling. The 2020 Slingshot exterior features a refreshed front end with a bold new signature look that only Slingshot can own. Upgrades include new front accent lighting, new LED headlight and signature taillights, all-new wheels and wheel options, and stand-out paint and graphic schemes.

Slingshot owners celebrate life in their own way, and customize their Slingshots to match. That self-expression is amplified with Slingshot Engineered Accessories. New for 2020 are 23 new accessories curated into inspirational collections, including a Design, a Weekender, and a Premier series. The Design series makes a statement at every streetlight with a variety of colorful components options from top-to-bottom, front-to-back. The Weekender series features overnight bags and added storage options – allowing drivers to hit the road packed for adventure. Additionally, the smartly-styled Slingshade and Ripper Tinted Wind Deflector provide improved driver comfort and protection from the elements. The Premier series combines the best elements of function, style and comfort, including Ride Command navigation, premier wheel set, interior LED lighting, and a rear fender. Each series is specifically designed to inspire personalization, as all parts are sold individually – allowing drivers to mix and match to create the ultimate piece of self-expression.

 

 

2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

7″ RIDE COMMAND & NAVIGATION
A super-sharp, 7″ display that lets you pinch, swipe and tap to access features like turn-by-turn navigation, vehicle information, Bluetooth® audio and connected services.

AUTODRIVE & PROSTAR ENGINE
Comes standard with the new 178HP ProStar 2.0L 4 Cylinder Engine and AutoDrive transmission for the ultimate ride.

PREMIUM COCKPIT
One of a kind exclusive bronze accented quilted seats and standard gloss black trim.

 

POLARIS SLINGSHOT ANNOUNCES NEW GRAND TOURING LE WITH AUTODRIVE TRANSMISSION

  • All-New Limited-Edition Model Delivers Luxurious Comfort for Any Driving Adventure;
  • AutoDrive Transmission Allows Anyone to Get in, Stand Out & Turn the Ordinary into Extraordinary

Take the road in comfort. Polaris Slingshot today announced its newest model to the 2020 lineup, the Grand Touring LE. As a limited-edition model, the Grand Touring LE delivers next-level comfort, style and design. Along with a host of amenities, the Grand Touring LE is highlighted by Slingshot’s new 2020 AutoDrive transmission, an automatic-like driving experience without the need for clutching or shifting that allows anyone to get in, stand out and enjoy the adventure only a Slingshot can deliver.

Featuring exclusive Fairway Green paint with bronze accents and special-edition bronze wheels, the 2020 Grand Touring LE stands out from the crowd like nothing else. Slingshot’s Quilted Comfort Seats provide all-day comfort for drivers and passengers, while a tall Ripper Series Wind Deflector adds protection from the elements. Slingshot’s seven-inch Ride Command infotainment system with built-in GPS navigation and turn-by-turn directions is perfect for any adventure. Finishing off the limited-edition, custom-inspired design is a color-matched Slingshade top, color-matched Rear Fender and interior accent lighting.

“With superior comfort, convenient technology, and head-turning styling, the Grand Touring LE transforms daily driving into unforgettable adventures,” said Chris Sergeant, Vice President of Polaris Slingshot. “Premium amenities set the Grand Touring LE apart from the rest of the Slingshot lineup, while Slingshot’s new ProStar 2.0L powertrain, AutoDrive transmission, and redesigned interior ensures that driving a Slingshot elevates an ordinary commute into an extraordinary driving experience.”

Similar to the 2020 SL and R, the Grand Touring LE features 70% all-new vehicle content. Taking center stage is Slingshot’s AutoDrive transmission. With no clutch pedal or manual shifting necessary, drivers can operate a 2020 Slingshot with AutoDrive in much the same way they drive a standard automatic. With the majority of people unable to operate a stick shift, the implementation of the AutoDrive transmission takes the next step to further expand accessibility.

Furthermore, 2020 Slingshot models pack Polaris Industries’ first four-cylinder engine, the ProStar 2.0L, and a completely redesigned interior – providing more comfort and convenience with a new steering wheel, gauges, and added storage compartments.

Drivers looking to personalize their Grand Touring LE can do so with Slingshot Engineered Accessories, including Slingshot’s new Heated and Cooled Seats and Stage 1 Tune upgrade to deliver up to 203 horsepower. Slingshot’s Heated and Cooled Seats features a proprietary thermoelectric technology that cools and heats the seat on three varying settings (low, medium and high), while a flexible graphene material disperses the heating or cooling throughout the bottom and backrest of the seat for full coverage. Each seat is plush, cushioned with accent stitching and an embroidered Slingshot logo in the headrest. A non-perforated design means each seat is water resistant and highly durable. With no HVAC system, the Slingshot Heated and Cooled Seat is easily installed in replace of the standard driver or passenger seat. Drivers can further personalize their Grand Touring LE with a wide array of Slingshot Engineered Accessories, included additional storage and lighting options.

 

 

 

 

2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $33999 to $34299  USD
Canada MSRP Price: from $41999 CAD

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
0-60 MPHN/A
Bore x Stroke93 mm x 73.5 mm
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Displacement1,997 cc
Engine TypeProstar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Fuel SystemMultiport Injected
Fuel Type91 octane or higher
Peak Lateral Grip1.02 g
Peak Power178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Peak Torque120 ft lbs @ 5,500 RPM
Power to Weight Ratio9.6 lb/hp
Rev Limit (RPM)8,500 RPM
Top SpeedLimited to 125 MPH
Valve TrainDOHC
DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Curb Weight1,700 lb
Fuel Capacity9.77 gal (37.1 L)
Ground Clearance5.4 in (137.3 mm)
Max Wet Weight1,749 lb
Overall Vehicle Height51.9 in (1,318 mm)
Overall Vehicle Length149.9 in (3,808 mm)
Overall Vehicle Width77.9 in (1,980 mm)
Track Width69.1 in (1,755 mm)
Wheelbase105 in (2,667 mm)
BRAKES
Anti lock Braking SystemStandard
Front Brake RotorsVented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
Rear Brake RotorsVented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
SPECIFICATIONS
Battery30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Electronic Power SteeringVariable Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering 2.0
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)Standard
Front Lower Accent LightsOptional
Front Upper Accent LightsLED
GaugesDual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display
HeadlightLED High & Low Beam
Indicator LightsLED
Interior LED Accent LightsBi-Color LED
License Plate LightLED
Steering ActuationRack-and-pinion
Steering Turns2.5 Turns
Tail/Brake LightLED
Traction ControlStandard
Turn SignalsLED
TIRES AND WHEELS
Front Tire Size225 / 45R18
Front Tire TypeKenda SS-799
Front Wheel Size18x7.5
Front Wheel TypeCast Aluminum
Rear Tire Size255 / 35R20
Rear Tire TypeKenda SS-799
Rear Wheel Size20x9.0
Rear Wheel TypeCast Aluminum
TRANSMISSION
Bevel Drive Ratio2.824:1
Clutch TypeDry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
Final Drive Ratio1.771:1
Final Drive TypeCarbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36 mm x 147 T
Gear Ratio (1st)3.251:1
Gear Ratio (2nd)1.955:1
Gear Ratio (3rd)1.310:1
Gear Ratio (4th)1.000:1
Gear Ratio (5th)0.753:1
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)N/A
Reverse Gear Ratio3.180:1
Shock AbsorberRevised Twin Tube Gas Charged Coil Overs
Suspension TypeIndependent, Double Wishbone with Forged Aluminum Control Arms
Transmission TypeHydraulically Actuated Automated Manual (AutoDrive) 5 Speed Synchromesh w/ Reverse
FEATURES AND WARRANTY
12v DC Outlets2
7″ Ride Command DisplayRide Command 2.0
Color / GraphicsFairway Green with Bronze Accents
Connected ServicesStandard with 1 Year Coverage
Cruise ControlStandard
Factory Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles
IgnitionProximity Key with Keyless Start
Integrated Steering Wheel ControlsStandard
Interior Trim ColorGloss Black
Main Accent ColorBronze
Paint Scheme / GraphicsPremium Metallic Finish
Passive Security SystemStandard
Rockford Fosgate 100w AudioStandard
Steering Wheel Accent StitchingBlack Euro Stitch
Steering Wheel MaterialsSmooth Full-Grain Leather
Steering Wheel TypeLeather Wrapped Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
Turn by Turn NavigationStandard with 1 Year of Map Updates
USB Ports2
Vehicle Drive ModesStandard
Windscreen9.5 in. Tall Height Clear

 

 

 

2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE – Totalmotorcycle.com World Specifications/Technical Details

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE
0-60 MPHN/A
Bore x Stroke93 mm x 73.5 mm
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Displacement1,997 cc
Engine TypeProstar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Fuel SystemMultiport Injected
Fuel Type91 octane or higher
Peak Lateral Grip1.02 g
Peak Power178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Peak Torque120 ft lbs @ 5,500 RPM
Power to Weight Ratio9.6 lb/hp
Rev Limit (RPM)8,500 RPM
Top SpeedLimited to 125 MPH
Valve TrainDOHC
DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES
Curb Weight1,700 lb
Fuel Capacity9.77 gal (37.1 L)
Ground Clearance5.4 in (137.3 mm)
Max Wet Weight1,749 lb
Overall Vehicle Height51.9 in (1,318 mm)
Overall Vehicle Length149.9 in (3,808 mm)
Overall Vehicle Width77.9 in (1,980 mm)
Track Width69.1 in (1,755 mm)
Wheelbase105 in (2,667 mm)
BRAKES
Anti lock Braking SystemStandard
Front Brake RotorsVented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
Rear Brake RotorsVented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
SPECIFICATIONS
Battery30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Electronic Power SteeringVariable Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering 2.0
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)Standard
Front Lower Accent LightsOptional
Front Upper Accent LightsLED
GaugesDual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display
HeadlightLED High & Low Beam
Indicator LightsLED
Interior LED Accent LightsBi-Color LED
License Plate LightLED
Steering ActuationRack-and-pinion
Steering Turns2.5 Turns
Tail/Brake LightLED
Traction ControlStandard
Turn SignalsLED
TIRES AND WHEELS
Front Tire Size225 / 45R18
Front Tire TypeKenda SS-799
Front Wheel Size18x7.5
Front Wheel TypeCast Aluminum
Rear Tire Size255 / 35R20
Rear Tire TypeKenda SS-799
Rear Wheel Size20x9.0
Rear Wheel TypeCast Aluminum
TRANSMISSION
Bevel Drive Ratio2.824:1
Clutch TypeDry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
Final Drive Ratio1.771:1
Final Drive TypeCarbon Fiber Reinforced Belt, 36 mm x 147 T
Gear Ratio (1st)3.251:1
Gear Ratio (2nd)1.955:1
Gear Ratio (3rd)1.310:1
Gear Ratio (4th)1.000:1
Gear Ratio (5th)0.753:1
Gear Shift Pattern (Manual)N/A
Reverse Gear Ratio3.180:1
Shock AbsorberRevised Twin Tube Gas Charged Coil Overs
Suspension TypeIndependent, Double Wishbone with Forged Aluminum Control Arms
Transmission TypeHydraulically Actuated Automated Manual (AutoDrive) 5 Speed Synchromesh w/ Reverse
FEATURES AND WARRANTY
12v DC Outlets2
7″ Ride Command DisplayRide Command 2.0
Color / GraphicsFairway Green with Bronze Accents
Connected ServicesStandard with 1 Year Coverage
Cruise ControlStandard
Factory Warranty2 Years, Unlimited Miles
IgnitionProximity Key with Keyless Start
Integrated Steering Wheel ControlsStandard
Interior Trim ColorGloss Black
Main Accent ColorBronze
Paint Scheme / GraphicsPremium Metallic Finish
Passive Security SystemStandard
Rockford Fosgate 100w AudioStandard
Steering Wheel Accent StitchingBlack Euro Stitch
Steering Wheel MaterialsSmooth Full-Grain Leather
Steering Wheel TypeRubberized Steering Wheel
Turn by Turn NavigationStandard with 1 Year of Map Updates
USB Ports2
Vehicle Drive ModesStandard
Windscreen9.5 in. Tall Height Clear

 

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