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Hello all!

Just dropping by to let you know that Hahn RaceCraft has begun development of boosted options for Slingshot. We're the industry pioneers, first to bring turbocharging to the Ecotec engine that's used in Slingshot, starting way back in 2001 when GM approached us to build boosted Cavaliers and Sunfires for the 2002 SEMA show.

Since that time, we've also been first to market with turbocharging options for Cobalt/G5, Solstice/Sky, and other GM Ecotec applications. To date, we've provided thousands of turbocharging systems and turbo upgrades to the Ecotec market, both through direct sales as well as a large complement of dealers, distributors and private-label Ecotec products for other companies.

We are happy to bring a unique one-two punch to the Slingshot world: we are also longtime dragbike champions, so the art of applying huge power through a single rear wheel is a discipline we're already extremely well versed in!

Over the days and weeks to come, I'll share more about our plans and our partners, but I just wanted to introduce myself and my company so we can all get to know each other a little better. We're also interested in Polaris dealers who'd like to consider offering our well-regarded product.

As an aside, I'd also like to let you know that we have a brand-new website in the wings, and it's about to launch, so when you look at our current, admittedly dated site, I ask that you focus more on the product than the site itself. Our new site will be very contemporary, with full eco-commerce capabilities.

Email us to get on our mailing list that is five-figures strong!

We also have a Facebook page that you may find interesting. Like us up and get in the loop!

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Bill Hahn Jr.
 

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Makes me happy. I am ready to buy. Hit me up on here via pm and we can talk. Nearly every bike and vehicle I have is supercharged or turbo charged.

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I know it's early but do you know around what
HP your system will produce. Ballpark price range.
Looking forward to reviewing your turbo when available.
Thanks
 
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Thanks everyone for your enthusiasm and support.

The best yardstick for comparing what we can do for Slingshot is the TurboSystem we've produced since 2006 for 2.4L Solstice and Sky, which of course have the same engine as Slingshot. Available in several trim levels, it boasts anywhere from 275 to 500+ HP. Stage II, which is the entry-level intercooled system intended for stock engines, has an MSRP of $3199.

We expect our Slingshot TurboSystem to be relatively comparable to this very well-established product.
 

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Bill - Is Hahn planning to become a supporting member of the forum?

I have done lots of research on the products you have for the other platforms (Solstice/Sky specifically) and there are lots of praise for the items you produce.

I know it's early but do you know around what
HP your system will produce. Ballpark price range.
Looking forward to reviewing your turbo when available.
Thanks
I am sure it will end up similar to the Solstice/Sky kit since they are nearly the exact same drivetrain. As for power, there will be some additional losses from the right-angle drive but it should roughly be the same whp (and probably similar price).

One option I was looking at was to retrofit an existing Hahn turbo for the Solstice into the SS so this will be an interesting kit.
 
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Bill - Is Hahn planning to become a supporting member of the forum?

I have done lots of research on the products you have for the other platforms (Solstice/Sky specifically) and there are lots of praise for the items you produce.


I am sure it will end up similar to the Solstice/Sky kit since they are nearly the exact same drivetrain. As for power, there will be some additional losses from the right-angle drive but it should roughly be the same whp (and probably similar price).

One option I was looking at was to retrofit an existing Hahn turbo for the Solstice into the SS so this will be an interesting kit.
Tango, thank you! Yes, I have inquired as to becoming a Supporting Vendor, and I expect that will take place shortly.

You're spot-on about similarities to our well-regarded Solstice/Sky product, and naturally, that will be the template we apply to Slingshot.
 
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I'd mentioned in another thread here that the first Slingshot to us gets a complete TurboSystem at cost. A fellow asked what "cost" entails, and I provided the following information:

Specific details would be negotiated based on the particulars and attributes of the individual scenario, as such arrangements are flexible and rather variable...but it could be as little as our actual cost for materials and components, which would be a savings of thousands of dollars compared to a typical installed system price.

If one is serious about possibly bringing their Slingshot (once available) to us for this, please PM or email me. One may even be able to divert the delivery of their unit to a Polaris dealer in our region. Thanks in advance for the interest!

For what it's worth, we are also in the process of acquiring our own Slingshot for advanced product development purposes, and that's likely to be the one we "go for the throat" on, exploring the nether regions of power available. Nonetheless, we remain very interested in also performing parallel development of a bolt-on Stage II TurboSystem on a partner's Slingshot.
 
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Welcome to the Slingshot Forum Bill. I'm very anxious to see what you guys will be able to build for the SS.
As are we. Thank you for the encouraging welcome, nice group of folks here so far.

We've been eyeballing this machine for a while now, as it seems a perfect fit for our capabilities, what with our deep history not only with Ecotec but also with mega high-powered motorcycles. Slingshot rather tidily places all those eggs in one extremely exciting basket! So the consideration process is over, and I've decided to pursue this enticing machine with both barrels blazing, and we'll bring our full capability to bear upon it. We're known for doing things that are niche, unique markets, so away we go into this one.
 

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Good to have you here. You guys did my Sky a while back and that car was super fun! Can't remember exactly, but I think we did over 300HP with it? You may recall the car. It was the black/orange custom one done by Rick Bottom. You guys may end up doing my Slingshot! Need to find a partner near South Texas though!
 
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Good to have you here. You guys did my Sky a while back and that car was super fun! Can't remember exactly, but I think we did over 300HP with it? You may recall the car. It was the black/orange custom one done by Rick Bottom. You guys may end up doing my Slingshot! Need to find a partner near South Texas though!
Sure do recall that one! A very fun car, and we thank you for involving us in it. It was one of the many GM SEMA show cars we were involved in along with Rick Bottom. Over the years, the SEMA show has featured dozens of Ecotec-powered cars featuring Hahn TurboSystem technology.

As our dealer network takes shape, we'll work towards having authorized Polaris installing dealers nationwide. We also boast hundreds of automotive performance shops nationwide that install our product and would be able to effect such an installation, so we should have your needs covered one way or the other. Thanks for saying hi!
 
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