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Hahn RaceCraft is in the Slingshot Game

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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!

Boost regards,
Bill Hahn Jr.
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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.
Lordy! 275 hp would be crazy on the ss. 500+??
Wow now were talking. I myself want 250 to 300 HP.
That 275 will be awesome. Will you be doing a header and exhaust also.

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!
Great to hear. Will you have any shops set up in the Sacramento, Ca area to do a install. Disabled so I need most things done for me.
I'll keep track of your progress.
We intend to build a bevy of parts for Slingshot, all of them tuned and tested by yours truly, and we won't stop at forced induction, so yes...headers, exhausts, intakes are all in the plan.

We have Hahn installers in Cali as well, so I am confident we can meet your needs near Sacramento :)

Thank you!
Sounds great looking forward to reviewing your products once there available.
Hope the shops not to far. What usually is the install fee ballpark.
This is a valid point, and one we're supremely well-positioned to address ;)

Our extensive history and capability with a single rear wheel on mega high-powered dragbikes readily equips us with the tools and know-how to manage power as needed to suit the task at hand. These days, we can click off six-second, 220 MPH 1/4 mile passes on (of all things!) street bikes that don't even have a rear slick, but rather a treaded street-type tire! As such, we're very confident we'll be able to manage any challenges Slingshot throws at us in this department.
Sounding better and better. Hopefully nothing will have to be upgraded on
the SS till the 300 plus HP gains?
I'd be remiss if I spoke too far ahead of actual Slingshot TurboSystem development, but yes...based upon our knowledge to date with the LE5 engine, it should be durable up to 300 HP with no internal modifications needed.
Was really wondering about the drivetrain. Swingarm, belt, bevel gears, so forth.
I was curious if you are going to change out the wiring harness since it is Digital Wrench instead of OBD2?

I was hoping that it would be OBD2 so I could get the Torque app and dongle but alas, it appears to be Digital Wrench. Might be something worth looking into as you prep for your first install. ;)
Totally agree with this statement ^^^^^^ I really would like it if other shops could work on the slingshot besides Polaris. There are Chev dealers a lot closer to me then the Polaris dealer. I'm already working with my Chev dealer on this matter.. They like the idea.
There are a lot of forum members that also want it to be a OBD2 hook up.
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We'll be developing parallel versions of both Digital Wrench and OBDII versions. It's my intention to analyze the capabilities of both as we further explore the possibilities we'll uncover in the development process. Of course, it's a bit early to offer which may come out on top, but we'll pursue all available avenues in the quest to optimize not only our TurboSystem options, but also general tuning as well.

I anticipate that we'll ultimately see results with both, and offer each framework to our customers so as to best suit all possible iterations of not only normally-aspirated, but also turbocharged configurations.
Was typing my question up and didn't see your response.
Thanks for all your feedback. Sure hope we'll be able to get the OBD2 system from you.
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Forgot to ask. How or who would handle the tuning once the turbo is installed.
Thanks for all the feedback.
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