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That is the SL version. The base is $19k, and to be honest I'd probably get the base anyway and just add the options I want. I'm not a fan of the SL wheels which is a big chunk of the price difference.
 

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i just saw the base price of 19,999 ... so yeah as said right where it needs to be ... now, looking at their advertised range of 250 miles per their website and considering the 9.5 gallon tank thats only 26 mpg - kinda strange for such a light vehicle
 

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i just saw the base price of 19,999 ... so yeah as said right where it needs to be ... now, looking at their advertised range of 250 miles per their website and considering the 9.5 gallon tank thats only 26 mpg - kinda strange for such a light vehicle
I'm guessing that range is a mixed city and hwy. Probably see around 32-35 on hwy only. Despite the light weight, it probably takes a rather substantial aerodynamic backseat to a modern automobile. Enough to possibly counter much of the mpg savings from the lighter weight.
 

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I'm guessing that range is a mixed city and hwy. Probably see around 32-35 on hwy only. Despite the light weight, it probably takes a rather substantial aerodynamic backseat to a modern automobile. Enough to possibly counter much of the mpg savings from the lighter weight.
I'm thinking you're right. Probably a lot of drag given the width is similar to a full size car but the cockpit is completely open, not sure how much money Polaris would have spent tuning the aero on this thing.
 

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I'm thinking you're right. Probably a lot of drag given the width is similar to a full size car but the cockpit is completely open, not sure how much money Polaris would have spent tuning the aero on this thing.
I would be surprised if it spent much time in a wind tunnel. Maybe enough to make sure it doesn't lift off at 100 mph.

I would suspect that it will be around 22 city 33 hwy. I will take that over the Raptor and GT500 - both get 14 combined with my right root. ;)
 

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I would be surprised if it spent much time in a wind tunnel. Maybe enough to make sure it doesn't lift off at 100 mph.

I would suspect that it will be around 22 city 33 hwy. I will take that over the Raptor and GT500 - both get 14 combined with my right root. ;)
Agree on the fuel economy, it's not really all that bad. I got rid of my 2011 GT because I needed a fuel efficient car to go back and forth to work. If I get a slingshot it'll just be for fun.
 
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