2021 Polaris Slingshot S Guide

2021 Polaris Slingshot S

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2021 Polaris Slingshot S: IT ALL STARTS HERE.

Introducing the 2021 Polaris Slingshot S…

Stripped down to stand out, the new Polaris Slingshot S is the perfect canvas for customization and meant for drivers who truly want to make their ride unique.

Add a technology package with the 2021 Polaris Slingshot S.

All S standard features Plus:
Rockford Fosgate 2.7” Color LCD Display
Stage 1 Rockford Fosgate Audio System

 

POLARIS SLINGSHOT’S GAME-CHANGING AUTODRIVE TRANSMISSION IS BACK & BETTER THAN EVER IN 2021

On the heels of its most significant product launch, Polaris Slingshot today announced extensive upgrades and enhancements to its 2021 model lineup focused on The Drive, The Style and The Sound. The 2021 Slingshot will elevate everyday commutes, weekend getaways, and adventures to a showstopping new level.

While the 2020 Slingshot featured 70% new vehicle content, the brand’s new AutoDrive transmission proved to be a true game changer. Slingshot nearly doubled its business during peak seasonality from May through September and saw 80% of its dealers grow or remain flat in year-over-year sales comparisons. In addition, of those who purchased, over 80% were new customers to Polaris.

“In January, we promised our new 2020 Slingshot would be a game changer for consumers and dealers,” said Chris Sergeant, Polaris Slingshot Vice President. “Based on the tremendous success we have seen this year, there is no question we delivered on that promise. We elevated the experience in every meaningful way and created a more accessible offering for people to enjoy the next-level driving experience only a Slingshot can deliver.”

Focusing on the drive, style, and sound, Slingshot’s 2021 lineup is headlined by an upgraded AutoDrive transmission, now with paddle shifters, a new Rockford Fosgate®  audio system, Apple CarPlay® integration, new trim levels, and Slingshot’s largest offering of accessory upgrades ever offered.

“Listening to our owners, we left no stone unturned to fully refine, update and enhance our product lineup for 2021. New features like Apple CarPlay® and paddle shifters for AutoDrive were among the top requests,” said Sergeant. “We also took cues from our owners to expand our accessories for 2021, and now have our largest offering ever – providing owners with countless ways to accessorize and personalize their Slingshot with parts that will take their ride to a whole new level.”

 

 

2021 Polaris Slingshot S Guide Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Slingshot Raises the Bar with Upgrades Focused on The Drive, The Style & The Sound;

New Enhancements Reinforce Slingshot’s Show-Stopping Style & Open-Air Experience

 The Drive: New Paddle Shifters Allow the Driver to Take Charge of Every Shift; A Refined, Retuned AutoDrive Transmission for a Smooth Ride at Any Speed; Introduction of Vehicle Hill Hold Delivers Even More Driving Confidence

  • The Style: 2021 Lineup Reintroduces the S Trim and adds a New R Limited Edition; Expanded Color Accent Options & Customizable LED Interior Lighting Increase Personalization Potential
  • The Sound: All-New Rockford Fosgate® Audio System Brings the Heart-Pounding Concert Experience into the cockpit at Any Speed; Updated 2021 RideCommand featuring Apple CarPlay® Delivers Easier, More Personalized Control for Intuitive Access to Mobile Information and Music

 

 

 

2021 Polaris Slingshot S Guide Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

CANVAS FOR CUSTOMIZATION
Scaled back so you can scale up, the S is the ultimate ride to make your own.

YOUR PERFECT DRIVE
Available with an intutitive AutoDrive or sporty 5-speed manual transmission.

UPGRADE YOUR RIDE AND STYLE
Easily take your ride to the next level with Technology Package 1, including stage 1 audio, security package, rear center LED brake light, and clear windscreen.

 

SHOWING UP IN STYLE
Redesigned 18″ front and 20″ rear wheels and roll hoops give the S a unique look that can’t be matched.

POWER THAT WON’T STOP
Polaris’ four-cylinder engine delivers 178 horsepower and one of the highest production redlines, giving you power to drive it your way.

REDESIGNED COCKPIT
Adjustable air vents improve airflow and newly designed speaker pods and in dash tweeters increase comfort for drivers and passengers during weekend trips or daily adventures.

 

THE DRIVE

With no doors, no roof and a ground clearance of merely five inches, there’s nothing that drives quite like a Slingshot. The introduction of the AutoDrive transmission opened the door for more people to get in, stand out, and elevate their everyday driving experience. Now, for 2021, Slingshot has refined a one-of-a-kind driving experience to ensure the daily commute, a trip to the grocery store, or weekend getaway will deliver an unmatched adventure and an attention-grabbing experience.

 

AutoDrive

A complete retune of the AutoDrive transmission noticeably improves shifting at low and high speeds in both drive modes. The new 2021 transmission calibration provides smoother, faster, and more consistent shifts, allowing drivers to feel even more confident and connected to the drive every time they get behind the wheel. The 2021 AutoDrive calibration is available and compatible for 2020 Slingshot models with AutoDrive.

 

Paddle Shifters

Nothing connects the driver with the vehicle more than the ability to shift gears. With Slingshot’s all-new paddle shifters, drivers with an AutoDrive transmission can take control of their drive and shift gears on demand. Designed from high quality composite material to deliver great feedback while driving, the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters come standard on 2021 R models with AutoDrive and are available as an upgrade for all 2020 and 2021 models with AutoDrive.

 

Hill Hold

An upgraded feature standard for all AutoDrive and manual 2021 models, vehicle hill hold dramatically improves slow speed drivability and increases driver confidence on any hill. 2020 Slingshot owners can update their ride and fully take advantage of the new vehicle hill hold feature.

 

Accessories

Designed to take the unique driving experience to an entirely new level, Slingshot has assembled two driving-inspired accessory collections: The Excursion Series and The Drive Series.

Excursion Series: Upgrading comfort and adding storage, the Slingshot Excursion Series has been designed for the adventurous spirit looking to explore. The series includes a new storage bag collection, tall wind deflector, Slingshade, and heated and cooled seats.

 Drive Series: Curated to maximize the most of every drive, the Drive Series includes new paddle shifters, heated and cooled seats, and a new dead pedal to give AutoDrive drivers a convenient place to rest their left foot. Additionally, S and SL drivers can add nearly 15% more power to their ride with the stage 1 tune.

 

THE STYLE

Head-turner. Show-stopper. There’s nothing on the road like the Polaris Slingshot. For many owners, the vehicle is a platform for self-expression through customization, and it’s all about standing out from the crowd with one-of-a-kind styling. In 2021, Slingshot introduces new trim levels, expanded color accents, and all-new customizable interior lighting system.

 

New Trim Levels

New for 2021, Slingshot is introducing the R Limited Edition. At the top of the line, the R Limited Edition will stand out from the crowd with its limited-edition, asymmetrical designed Neon Fade paint, blacked-out badging, and lightweight aluminum matte black wheels. Available in a manual or AutoDrive transmission, the R Limited Edition includes paddle shifters with AutoDrive, new Rockford Fosgate® audio system with redesigned speaker pods and Rockford tweeters in the dash, Ride Command with Apple CarPlay® and turn-by-turn navigation, and vehicle hill hold.

Slingshot’s S model, available with two package options, has been designed for drivers seeking the essentials, but with an eye towards customization. The standard S, starting at $19,999, is available in manual or AutoDrive and offers the perfect canvas for drivers looking to create a ride that truly represents their personality and style. Drivers looking to beef up their S can add Technology Package 1, which includes the new 100-watt Rockford Fosgate® audio system with a 2.7-inch display, redesigned speaker pods and Rockford Fosgate® tweeters in the dash. Technology Package 1 also upgrades the S models with the vehicle security package and a standard ripper series clear wind deflector to improve driver and passenger comfort.

 

Accessories

With its largest portfolio of accessories ever, Slingshot owners have countless options to mix and match to create a style and design that’s uniquely their own.

Color Accents: Adding seven new color accents, Slingshot owners now have even more options to add a pop of color to the exterior of their Slingshot. The new colors are available to accent the front grille, front upper and lower fender, roll hoop, belt guards, exterior muscles stripes, rear fender, and rear fender decal.

Interior Lighting: Inside the cockpit, Slingshot is excited to introduce an all-new customizable premium interior light kit. In partnership with XKGlow®, owners can outfit the interior of their Slingshot with six LED lights and an LED light pod in various locations. With the mobile Slingshot LED app, owners can simultaneously set two different light zones to any color including color matching from your phone’s camera and pair the lights with their music to choreograph the lights while the music plays.

Design Series: Assembled as an inspirational collection, the Slingshot Design Series is an assortment of colorful parts to match anyone’s personality and stand out from the crowd. The collection includes a color matched Slingshade, a painted front grille, upper and lower accent pieces, front wing guards, rear fender with decal, belt guard, lower hoop accent, interior and exterior accent kits, and Slingshot’s black badge kit.

 

THE SOUND

With an open-air cockpit, owners can be the center of attention and take the party wherever they go. The Slingshot’s bold styling is hard to miss, but with an upgraded audio system and an optional stage 3 roll hoop audio kit, drivers are sure to be heard just as easily as they are seen.

 

Rockford Fosgate® Audio System

Slingshot drivers are immersed within their environment and need a quality sound system to rise above. Introducing the new Rockford Fosgate® audio system. With 100 watts, redesigned speaker pods, Rockford Fosgate® tweeters built in the dash, and expandable plug and play Rockford Fosgate® Amplifier, drivers will have no problem hearing crystal-clear sound at any speed, in any driving condition. In addition, the new Rockford Fosgate® audio system makes it easy to double the output by adding rear speakers via a convenient plug and play kit.

 

Apple CarPlay®

An industry-first for side-by-side three-wheel vehicles, Apple CarPlay® will come standard on R and R Limited Edition trims and available as an upgrade on SL. Apple CarPlay® seamlessly integrates iPhone® devices with the Slingshot’s built-in Ride Command infotainment system. Drivers and passengers can make phone calls (with a Bluetooth® headset), access music, send and receive messages, get directions, and more while staying focused on the road. Additionally, 2020 Slingshot owners can update their Ride Command with Apple CarPlay®.

 

Accessories

Inspired by the sound, lights and energy of a concert, Slingshot curated an accessories package to bring it all to life – the Slingshot Concert Series.

Concert Series: There’s nothing like live music. The energy, the excitement – all of which describe the Slingshot experience. The Slingshot Concert Series delivers everything drivers and passengers want and love from a live show directly to the cockpit. An all-new plug and play Stage 3 roll hoop audio kit by Rockford Fosgate® packs even more energy, delivering even more volume to the city streets. Paired with the new premium interior light kit by XKGlow®, drivers are sure to be the center of attention as music blasts in sync with the dramatic light show.

 

 

 

 

2021 Polaris Slingshot S Guide – Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Manual $19,999 (22,999) USD, Autodrive $21,699 ($23,999) USD. (Technology Package)
Canada MSRP Price: Manual $ NA CAD, Autodrive $ NA CAD

Manual Transmission (Autodrive below)

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE

0-60 MPH
N/A
Bore x Stroke
93 mm x 73.5 mm
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Displacement
1,997 cc
Engine Type
Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Fuel System
Multiport Injected
Fuel Type
91 octane or higher
Peak Lateral Grip
1.02 g
Peak Power
178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Peak Torque
120 ft lbs @ 5,500 RPM
Power to Weight Ratio
9.2 lb/hp
Rev Limit (RPM)
8,500 RPM
Top Speed
Limited to 125 MPH
Valve Train
DOHC

DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES

Curb Weight
1,633 lb (741 kg)
Fuel Capacity
9.77 gal (37.1 L)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137.3 mm)
Max Wet Weight
1,749 lb
Overall Vehicle Height
51.9 in (1,318 mm)
Overall Vehicle Length
149.6 in (3,800 mm)
Overall Vehicle Width
77.9 in (1,980 mm)
Track Width
69.1 in (1,755 mm)
Wheelbase
105 in (2,667 mm)

BRAKES

Anti lock Braking System
Standard
Front Brake Rotors
Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
Rear Brake Rotors
Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter

SPECIFICATIONS

Battery
30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Center Brake Light
Optional
Front Lower Accent Lights
Optional
Front Upper Accent Lights
LED
Gauges
Dual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display
Headlight
LED High & Low Beam
Indicator Lights
LED
Interior LED Accent Lights
Optional
License Plate Light
LED
Main Brake Lights
LED
Power Steering System
Variable Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering 2.0
Steering Actuation
Rack-and-pinion
Steering Turns
2.5 Turns
Turn Signals
LED

TIRES AND WHEELS

Front Tire Size
225 / 45R18
Front Tire Type
Kenda SS-799
Front Wheel Size
18×7.5
Front Wheel Type
Aluminum
Rear Tire Size
255 / 35R20
Rear Tire Type
Kenda SS-799
Rear Wheel Size
20×9.0
Rear Wheel Type
Aluminum

TRANSMISSION

Bevel Drive Ratio
2.824:1
Clutch Type
Dry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
Final Drive Ratio
1.771:1
Final Drive Type
Carbon 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)
H
Reverse Gear Ratio
3.180:1
Shock Absorber
Revised Twin Tube Gas Charged Coil Overs
Suspension Type
Independent, Double Wishbone with Forged Aluminum Control Arms
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual Synchromesh with Reverse

FEATURES AND WARRANTY

12v DC Outlets
2
Apple CarPlay®
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Audio System
Optional
Color / Graphics
White Lightning
Connected Services
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Cruise Control
Standard
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Standard
Factory Warranty
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Ignition
Proximity Key with Keyless Start
Infotainment / Display
Optional
Integrated Steering Wheel Controls
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Interior Trim Color
Matte Black
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Optional
Main Accent Color
N/A
Paddle Shifters
N/A
Passive Security System
Standard
Steering Wheel Accent Stitching
N/A
Steering Wheel Materials
Rubberized In-mold w/ Leather Texture
Traction Control
Standard
Turn by Turn Navigation
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
USB Ports
1
Vehicle Drive Modes
Optional
Vehicle Hill Hold
Standard
Windscreen
Optional
Autodrive

POWERTRAIN AND PERFORMANCE

0-60 MPH
N/A
Bore x Stroke
93 mm x 73.5 mm
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Displacement
1,997 cc
Engine Type
Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Fuel System
Multiport Injected
Fuel Type
91 octane or higher
Peak Lateral Grip
1.02 g
Peak Power
178 HP @ 8,500 RPM
Peak Torque
120 ft lbs @ 5,500 RPM
Power to Weight Ratio
9.3 lb/hp
Rev Limit (RPM)
8,500 RPM
Top Speed
Limited to 125 MPH
Valve Train
DOHC

DIMENSIONS / CAPACITIES

Curb Weight
1,647 lb (747 kg)
Fuel Capacity
9.77 gal (37.1 L)
Ground Clearance
5.4 in (137.3 mm)
Max Wet Weight
1,749 lb
Overall Vehicle Height
51.9 in (1,318 mm)
Overall Vehicle Length
149.6 in (3,800 mm)
Overall Vehicle Width
77.9 in (1,980 mm)
Track Width
69.1 in (1,755 mm)
Wheelbase
105 in (2,667 mm)

BRAKES

Anti lock Braking System
Standard
Front Brake Rotors
Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter
Rear Brake Rotors
Vented cast iron, 298 mm diameter

SPECIFICATIONS

Battery
30AH, 12V, 400 CCA
Center Brake Light
Optional
Front Lower Accent Lights
Optional
Front Upper Accent Lights
LED
Gauges
Dual Sweep LED Backlit Gauge with Configurable LCD Display
Headlight
LED High & Low Beam
Indicator Lights
LED
Interior LED Accent Lights
Optional
License Plate Light
LED
Main Brake Lights
LED
Power Steering System
Variable Speed Sensitive Electronic Power Steering 2.0
Steering Actuation
Rack-and-pinion
Steering Turns
2.5 Turns
Turn Signals
LED

TIRES AND WHEELS

Front Tire Size
225 / 45R18
Front Tire Type
Kenda SS-799
Front Wheel Size
18×7.5
Front Wheel Type
Aluminum
Rear Tire Size
255 / 35R20
Rear Tire Type
Kenda SS-799
Rear Wheel Size
20×9.0
Rear Wheel Type
Aluminum

TRANSMISSION

Bevel Drive Ratio
2.824:1
Clutch Type
Dry, Single Plate, Hydraulically Actuated
Final Drive Ratio
1.771:1
Final Drive Type
Carbon 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 Ratio
3.180:1
Shock Absorber
Revised Twin Tube Gas Charged Coil Overs
Suspension Type
Independent, Double Wishbone with Forged Aluminum Control Arms
Transmission Type
Hydraulically Actuated Automated Manual (AutoDrive) 5 Speed Synchromesh w/ Reverse

FEATURES AND WARRANTY

12v DC Outlets
2
Apple CarPlay®
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Audio System
Optional
Color / Graphics
White Lightning
Connected Services
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Cruise Control
Standard
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
Standard
Factory Warranty
2 Years, Unlimited Miles
Ignition
Proximity Key with Keyless Start
Infotainment / Display
Optional
Integrated Steering Wheel Controls
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
Interior Trim Color
Matte Black
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Optional
Main Accent Color
N/A
Paddle Shifters
Optional
Passive Security System
Standard
Steering Wheel Accent Stitching
N/A
Steering Wheel Materials
Rubberized In-mold w/ Leather Texture
Traction Control
Standard
Turn by Turn Navigation
Optional (Ride Command Display Required)
USB Ports
1
Vehicle Drive Modes
Optional
Vehicle Hill Hold
Standard
Windscreen
Optional

 

2021 Polaris Slingshot S Guide – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

Manual Transmission (Autodrive below)

Not Available

 

Autodrive Transmission

Not Available

 

 

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