2015 Polaris Slingshot turns heads with 360-degree open-air cockpit

With a 360-degree open-air cockpit, the 2015 Polaris Slingshot is designed to give its riders the feel of being right on the road.

The Slingshot Red Pearl color, seen here, is only available on the SL model.

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With a 360-degree open-air cockpit, the 2015 Polaris Slingshot is designed to give its riders the feel of being right on the road.

In reality, there is a (mere) five-inch clearance between the bottom of the frame and the road, yet the response from critics has been overwhelmingly positive and has led many into anxiously anticipating the machine’s release at the end of 2014.

With a five-speed manual transmission and 173-horsepower 2.4L DOHC engine, the three-wheeled, 1,700lb machine can be purchased at an MSRP, before taxes and fees, of $19,999 for the Base model and $23,999 for the SL model.

Photos courtesy CC Powersports.