The Miami Police Division’s newest automotive isn’t a automotive in any respect.
It’s a three-wheel Polaris Slingshot that was donated by the corporate for use as a head-turning automobile for group outreach.
“That is going to be an icebreaker for us. Youngsters are going to need to stroll as much as this automotive, see it, sit in it, discuss to the policemen, the policemen get to speak to the youngsters. I imply, it’s going to be good, man, I’m tremendous enthusiastic about it,” Miami Police Chief Emilio Gonzalez mentioned on the unveiling Thursday.
Thought of an ‘autocycle’ below motorcar legal guidelines, the Slingshot was modified with a black and white paint job, lights and sirens by Miami customized automotive store The Auto Agency, which works with most of the metropolis’s celebrities.
Again in 2016, it custom-made a Slingshot for New York Met Yoenis Cespedes, who confirmed up at spring coaching in it and garnered a lot media consideration that gross sales of the $20,000 automobile spiked.
The Miami Police’s is value greater than that, it’s a prime of the road Grand Touring mannequin that begins at $29,450.
And whereas there are not any plans to make use of it as a pursuit automobile, it wouldn’t be a nasty one. Its light-weight chassis and 174 hp four-cylinder engine is nice for a Zero-60 mph time of about 5.5 seconds and 130 mph prime velocity.