Polaris Launches New RZR XP Turbo S Side-by-Side [News]

Polaris just announced a new version of its RZR side-by-side – the 168 horsepower XP Turbo S

Today, we have some ATV news to share. Its the 168 horsepower, $27,500+ side-by-side, the RZR XP Turbo S. According to Polaris, the 168 horsepower, 72-inch wide Turbo S is their most capable model yet. Here’s what we know so far:

Performance Specs

The 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S has a 925cc, turbocharged twin-cylinder engine making 168 horsepower. That power is routed through a ‘PVT’ (Polaris Variable Transmission). Polaris has revised the throttle mapping to be more aggressive.

As far as off-road credentials are concerned, this RZR also sports 16 inches of ground clearance. It sits on stock 32-inch tires, the largest in its class. The Polaris RZR XP Turbo S has larger, stronger axles, strengthened control and trailing arms. Its rollover protection system and chassis have been reinforced and the steering assist system has been improved.

2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S
[Photo: Polaris]
The RZR’s DYNAMIX Active Suspension allows the driver to set the stiffness of the suspension on the go.

“The RZR XP Turbo S has an all-new vehicle design and an evolved cockpit allowing the driver to devour virtually everything in its path. ͞We set out to create the most capable and aggressive side-by-side in the industry, and without a doubt, we accomplished that with RZR XP Turbo S,͟ said Chris Musso, president of Off-Road Vehicles, Polaris.

This upcoming week, The Fast Lane Car has the unique opportunity to drive the 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S in Nevada, near the same racing area used for the Mint 400. Being that it is the 50th anniversary of the Mint 400 this week, we will get to report on the whole off-road experience with the RZR and the historic race.

Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates!

Nathan Adlen
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