MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaris® Slingshot® and Mad Media have unveiled the highly anticipated performance driving video, SlingshotX. The film, featuring three-time U.S. rally cross champion and four-time X-Games gold medalist Tanner Foust, is an epic demonstration of the Polaris Slingshot's performance capability. In the film, fans can watch a highly customized, 400-horsepower Slingshot tear through the nighttime streets of downtown San Diego and experience the heart pounding, adrenaline rush of Slingshot.
"Shooting SlingshotX was intense and I was amazed by what the vehicle could do. We pushed the vehicle to the limit in some pretty extreme locations and it handled them like a champ," said Foust. "Polaris has created an incredibly unique machine that has been taken to another level by UTV Underground."
In the video, Foust drives a highly modified Polaris Slingshot SL vehicle built by SlingshotX.com and custom builder SlingStreet. The vehicle sports a custom turbo-charged engine with a 5 speed manual and a hand brake, amongst other race-inspired modifications, making this one of the best handling and most powerful Slingshots ever built. Consumers attending the 75th-Annual Daytona Bike Week will be able to see the SlingshotX vehicle first hand, at the Polaris Slingshot booth, March 5 – 12.
"SlingshotX is pure exhilaration, testing the limits of both driver and machine. Tanner Foust, Mad Media and all involved have created an incredible testament to the capability of this one-of-a-kind vehicle," said Craig Scanlon, vice president of Slingshot.
For More Information:
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Follow on Instagram: @slingshot_x @polarisslingshot
SlingshotX (www.SlingshotX.com) is the premiere web portal for Slingshot enthusiasts, builders, and owners. Based around the award-winning work of Mad Media, this content-rich, interactive website is a premium entry point into the world of the three-wheeled roadster that took the world by storm in 2014.
About Mad Media
Mad Media (www.madmedia.com) is a San Diego-based marketing and creative agency, with in-house film and television production. They specialize in crafting authentic, culturally engaging brand messages, and deliver them across print, web, photography, and film platforms. Mad Media has been leading the online content revolution since 1995, producing major commercial, television, online content and viral film projects such as the Gymkhana series and XP1K series.
Slingshot® Trim Levels:
Slingshot® is now offered in three distinct trim levels for a limited time only. The base Slingshot® has a starting U.S. MSRP of only $21,499, featuring Gloss Black paint, 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels upfront, and an 18-inch wheel in the rear. The premium Slingshot® SL, with a starting U.S. MSRP of only $25,499, features either Red Pearl or Turbo Silver paint, larger 18-inch cast aluminum wheels upfront, and a 20-inch wheel in the rear, as well as a blade windscreen for wind protection. It also features a media console with a 4.3-inch LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth® integration and a 6-speaker audio system. The Slingshot® SL LE offers all of the same upgrades as the Slingshot® SL, but on top of that will include the stunning White Pearl paint color, Indy Red powder-coated frame, swing arms, springs and front-arm suspension, a tinted wind deflector, an interior lighting kit and blacked-out cast aluminum wheels. The Slingshot® SL LE in White Pearl has a U.S. MSRP of $26,499.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2015 sales of $4.7 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence in adjacent markets globally with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. www.polaris.com
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