The Polaris Slingshot is set to be the featured vehicle at the 2017 Race of Champions in Miami.
The 2017 Slingshot SLR will be put into action when some of the world’s greatest drivers assemble for the Race Of Champions (ROC) on Jan. 21 – 22 in Miami, Fla. The Slingshot SLR features lightweight forged aluminum wheels, a 305MM-wide rear tire, Sparco cockpit components and a custom two-tone paint scheme.
This is the first time Slingshot has provided vehicles for the competitive element of the Race Of Champions. “We are excited to be a featured vehicle in the upcoming ROC Miami race,” said Leigh Hauck, marketing manger of Slingshot. “The Race Of Champions brings together the best drivers in the world and we believe this is an incredible platform to display the performance story and capabilities of the Polaris Slingshot.”
The Race Of Champions is an annual contest that has been held for more than 25 years. It brings together some of the world’s greatest drivers from all of major motorsports – Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, Le Mans, MotoGP, Touring Cars, World Rally and action sports – setting them free to battle head-to-head in identical machinery. All the racing takes place in a fast-pace display of performance and on-road exhilaration, something that the Polaris Slingshot aligns with perfectly.
The ROC event is run over two days: first is the Race Of Champions on Sat., Jan. 21, featuring a flat-out battle for individual glory. The ROC Nations Cup is held on Sun., Jan. 22, when drivers pair up in teams based on nationality to bid for the title of World’s Fastest Nation. In 2017, the USA will take on the rest of the world in a special contest in celebration of the host venue.
Previous ROC events have been in Paris , London, Beijing , Düsseldorf, and Bangkok This year’s event is in the U.S. for the first time. The star-studded field features many of the world’s greatest drivers; four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel, fellow F1 star Felipe Massa; “Mr. Le Mans” Tom Kristensen; Indy 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan and Alexander Rossi, action sports greats Travis Pastrana and Scott Speed, NASCAR champion Kurt Busch and double FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg.