Polaris announced today an all-new king of the RZRs, the 2018 RZR® XP Turbo S! This is not an incremental upgrade to the already dominating RZR® XP Turbo, this is a ground up beat down of what you thought a RZR is!
First, let’s start with the most attractive redesign since the RZR® launch in 2014. The 2018 RZR® XP Turbo S features an totally redesigned front grill, headlights, dash, steering height, tail lights and a whole new front “Fang Lights” that are sure to impress! The overall refreshed styling brings a new chapter of aggressiveness and presence to the RZR® XP.
The cabin of this remodeled RZR® XP features a ton of customer-focused upgrades. To start, Polaris is including an authentic flat-bottom Sparco steering wheel, four-point harnesses, additional storage compartments, ups the available switch slots from four to nine(!), adds lower doors and an aluminum roof standard! Along with that impressive list of consumer requested upgrades, the Turbo S also comes standard with the new instrument cluster debuted with the RS1 and a glove compatible 7″ RIDE COMMAND™ display in the center of the dash.
Moving to the wheels. The 2018 Polaris RZR® XP Turbo S features 32″ ITP Coyote 8-ply tires wrapped around new, 10″ wide, 15″ factory rims. These tires feature a happy medium between grippy and firm rubber compound and are sure to satisfy any terrain’s obstacles.
Next, the 2018 Turbo S features the second generation of DYNAMIX™ Active Suspension featuring Fox’s Live Valve technology. Like previous generations of DYNAMIX™, the computer adjusts the compression of the Fox Podium 2.5/3.0 internal bypass shocks on the fly, creating a unique on-the-fly compression system capable of 19″ of travel in the front, 21″ of travel in the rear.
Additionally, Polaris has started using the phrase ’25” of USABLE travel’. This has created a bit of confusion around the web. What this means is that the suspension itself has 25″ of suspension travel from full droop to full compression. This means that by the time you take the new RZR® XP Turbo S off that next jump, the bottom of your Coyote tires will be 25.5″ from the bottom of the factory skid plate. Upon full compression, that would leave you with a theoretical 0.5″ of clearance before bottoming out (though tire flex nullifies this).
Speaking of jumping, you’ll appreciate the improvements made to the RZR® XP Turbo S! They’ve completely bolstered and reinforced the cage, added a bigger/stronger front diff (borrowed from the RS1) and added bigger and stronger control arms, radius rods and tailing arms. These upgrades will definitely convince anybody thinking this is an incremental upgrade, otherwise.
The power plant of the 2018 Polaris RZR® XP Turbo S is the same 168hp 925cc ProStar engine from previous year models. Physically, the Turbo S comes in at 122″ long, 72″ wide and 75″ tall and stands on a 90″ wheelbase.
The all new 2018 Polaris RZR® XP Turbo S will come available in Indy Red and Polaris Blue trim colors and have a base price of $27,499.
You can read the full announcement in the 2018 Polaris RZR® XP Turbo S Press Release.
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