Is the 2016 Polaris Slingshot Hot or Not? – TFL Leaderboard Hot or Not Ep.7

In this episode of TFLcar’s Hot or Not series, the 2016 Polaris Slingshot gets flung around the track to find out if it’s hot or not.

As usual, Roman Mica lives with the car for a week, while TFL’s test driver Paul Gerrard takes it around the track at IMI Motorsports Park in Dacono, Colorado to get two different perspectives on the car.


But is it a car? In TFL’s home state of Colorado, you can’t even drive the three-wheeled Slingshot (legally) down the road without a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license. This despite the fact that it has a real steering wheel and car-like amenities, a solid roof unfortunately not being one of them.

Under the hood is a GM-sourced Ecotech 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 173 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. The power goes to a single rear wheel through a 5-speed manual transmission. Plus it looks a bit like the Batmobile, so how bad can it be?

Along with a track time, Paul also laid down a 0-60 time.


During the week, Roman had a blast driving it around the roads of Colorado, but Paul called it dynamically challenged after his run around the track. So is the 2016 Polaris Slingshot hot or not? Check out the full video to find out.

And what do you think? Is the Slingshot a car, a motorcycle, or something completely different? Start the conversation in the comments below.