This week Polaris unleashed a new RZR to their line: the 72-inch RZR XP Turbo S. This RZR has been completely redesigned and reengineered, a totally new machine for 2018. “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 machine raises the bar for the industry. The sheer size of the machine and its significant performance upgrades will have even the most passive drivers attacking terrain with confidence.”
For the new RZR XP Turbo S, Polaris incorporated significant performance upgrades and strengthened nearly every component of the RZR, starting with a reinforced chassis and bigger, stronger axles. Polaris also added an all-new isolated front drive that features three times higher impact strength, while the ROPS (Rollover Protection System), control and trailing arms, and radius rods also add to the overall strength and resilience of the vehicle. This new RZR is the first-ever side-by-side vehicle to come stock with 32-inch tires, which adds to the industry-leading 16 inches of ground clearance. The factory 32-inch tires are also 249 percent more resistant to punctures than the competition’s standard tires.
The XP Turbo S features Polaris’ exclusive intelligent Dynamix Active Suspension system, which optimizes every inch of the vehicle’s 19-inch or 21-inch traditional wheel travel for both low-speed comfort and high-speed performance. Plus, the impressive design offers an industry-leading 25 inches of Useable Travel before bottoming out. Additionally, Polaris has added 25 percent more assist in power steering, recalibrated aggressive throttle mapping, and a redesigned clutch box allows for better airflow and decreased belt temperatures.
Inside the cockpit of the XP Turbo S Polaris has improved the driving position for comfort and visibility. The cockpit features a four-point harness, a premium flat-bottom Sparco steering wheel, and a new instrument cluster with 7-inch Ride Command glove-touch display on the center dash. Additionally, the new low-profile ROPS, aluminum roof, and premium panels featuring LED lighting packages come standard. The new 168hp RZR XP Turbo S will be available in dealerships as early as mid-March, and despite all of the new upgrades, checks in at a base price of $27,499 U.S.