Get Your Adventure On – Thanks for a great season! Rentals are now closed until Spring 2022
Ride the Blue Ridge Parkway,
sling through the Great Smoky Mountains or
cruise around Western North Carolina
in style with amazing power and handling!
Choose from two Slingshot models.
Our Slingshots are both brand new last summer! Enjoy the outdoors in the most exhilarating way in either “White Lightning” (our 2019 Slingshot S) or “Blue Thunder” (our 2020 Slingshot SL with AutoDrive).
No motorcycle license needed. If you can drive a car, you can drive a Slingshot.
Sign up at Turo.com
To get started, go to Turo.com and create an account. Go through their process to be approved as a renter / driver. This usually takes just a few minutes, but you don’t want to wait until the last minute in case there is a delay.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. We’ll meet you as arranged (pickup / return) and get you rolling in one of these beautiful machines. If you have any questions before or during your trip, just let us know!
"White Lightning" 2019 SManual Transmission
- GM Ecotec 2.4L DOHC 4 Cylinder
- 5 Speed Manual Transmission
- Seating for 2
- Lockable Storage
- White and Black
- No Roof
- No Audio or Infotainment
- No Backup Camera
- Automatic Discounts for 3 and 7 day rentals.
- With Turo Fees and taxes (which are beyond our control and can change without notice) you may be charged around $289/day. Please click the “Reserve” button and enter trip details to see your final total.
- Mileage as of 11/1/21 -9630
"Blue Thunder" 2020 SLAutoDrive Transmission
- Prostar 2.0L 4 Cylinder
- AutoDrive (Automatic) Transmission
- NEW Manual Mode with Paddle Shifters!
- Seating for 2
- Lockable Storage
- Removable Canvas Roof
- 7″ Infotainment Screen with Audio System
- Backup Camera
- Blue and Black
- Automatic Discounts for 3 and 7 day rentals.
- With Turo Fees and taxes (which are beyond our control and can change without notice) you may be charged around $329/day. Please click the “Reserve” button below and enter trip details to see what your final total.
- Mileage as of 11/02/21 – 12200
Use one of the buttons around this page to visit our booking page on Turo for either the 2020 Auto or the 2019 Manual Slingshot
Turo is a car sharing community where you can rent a variety of vehicles from individuals.
It’s easy to get started:
1. Use the Turo website or download the mobile app.
2. Create an account and get verified by Turo as a Renter
3. Select your dates/times and any options on the booking page for either Blue Thunder – 2020 Auto or White Lightning – 2019 Manual Slingshot. Don’t see your exact preferences? Please communicate with us and we may adjust the booking form to accommodate special requests as possible.
4. We will work to accommodate your requests and will be in touch with any conficts and communications.
5. Enjoy the Ride!
We use car sharing communities like Turo as a turnkey solution to renting our Slingshots so people like you can experience the same thrill we do every time we drive them.
Turo handles the listing, scheduling, booking, communications, payment, insurance, add-ons and more all in one app or website!
With Turo you get on the road quickly without all the paperwork and time it often takes to rent a vehicle (let alone an amazing one like this).
Our brand new 2020 Polaris Slingshot SL Rental includes:
178 HP PROSTAR 2.0L 4 CYLINDER ENGINE
NEW POLARIS AUTODRIVE WITH TWO DRIVE MODES: COMFORT & SLINGSHOT
SEATING FOR 2
LOCKABLE CARGO SPACE
LCD INFO SCREEN
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH AM/FM, BLUETOOTH & USB
Easily Removable Canvas Roof (Roof Rails stay in place)
Our brand new 2019 Polaris Slingshot S Rental includes:
GM Ecotec 2.4L DOHC 4 Cylinder
5 Speed Manual Transmission
SEATING FOR 2
LOCKABLE CARGO SPACE
Please note: This model does not have radio, speakers, backup camera nor roof system.
You may choose to add on any of these enhancements.
Canvas Roof (on the 2020 Auto)
Unlimited Miles Per Trip
We hope you have a blast with our slingshot. This is what you can expect from us and also what we expect from you.
1. Communication – Let’s stay in contact regarding your needs, plans, questions, issues and concerns before, during and after your experience.
2. Care – We strive to take great care of our slingshot and expect you to as well.
– No Racing / Track driving / burnouts
– No alcohol / smoking / controlled substances (including vaping).
– Drive carefully, safely, legally and responsibly
Your booking is a request that must be confirmed by Western Carolina Slingshot Rentals. It is not a guarantee of availability until it has been confirmed by us.
Generally a reservation is per day. Alternatives might be availalbe so please contact us about your specific situation.
Some dates may require multi-day reservations. Those may not be detailed on the calendar in the booking system, but I will notify you prior to confirmation if your request cannot be accommodated or has different requirements.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions before, during or after your trip as we’re here to help!
Our Slingshot is for safe, enjoyable adventures around western North Carolina and surrounding areas. Do NOT drive recklessly, race, speed, or drive this unit on a track or offroad
Performance monitor is in place to track abuse. We will check tire tread before/after to determine excessive wear. Feel free and give it some juice here and there, but please, do not burn out or race!
Please, help us keep this unit ready for everyone to enjoy.
There is to be no smoking, tobacco, or alcohol in this ride (Cigarettes, Cigars, Weed, Vaping, E-Cigs, etc.) An additional $150 cleaning fee will be assessed if this rule is violated.
Eye Protection – Driver and passenger must wear eye protection (sunglasses or other goggles are fine). No eye protection is provided.
Helmets – It is best/safest for driver and rider to wear a DOT approved helmet. Some people may tell you it’s not necessary. Ultimately, it depends on where you are and how law enforcement interprets the current law. We recommend always wearing a helmet in the slingshot. Some helmets are available to rent but you may want to provide your own for a perfect fit or style.
Fuel – please return the Slingshot with a full tank of premium fuel. There are gas stations within about 5 miles of the pickup/drop-off point in either direction. If you choose not to refuel before returning the slingshot, a $50 refueling fee will be charged.
This Slingshot is a road vehicle and should not be taking off road. Traction control should be left activated. Try to avoid gravel roads and driveways whenever possible. If you do have to travel on gravel or dirt or loose material, please be careful and drive slowly to avoid flinging rocks.
Mechanical failure is any possibility with vehicle caused by normal usage, it does not include flat tires, broken levers caused by tip over, or any issue caused by the renters operation or due to possession of vehicle which may result in an additional fee. In the event of unprovoked mechanical error, and at the sole discretion of the owner, arrangements will be worked out on a case by case basis.
You are completely responsible for any accident, incident, damage, ticket, citation and excessive wear.
I may choose to cancel the trip at any time, for any reason. The terms, fees and details are subject to change without notice prior to any confirmed booking. All pricing is subject to change without notice (except for confirmed reservations) regardless of existing marketing brochures or information that may be
How old do I have to be to drive? – 21 with a valid drivers license. You must also be accepted by TURO as a driver and be listed as a driver on the reservation with TURO.
How old do passenger riders need to be? – State laws where you are driving will dictate legal age of riders. Always follow state laws. Do not use a child car seat or booster seat in the Slingshot! We recommend ages 8 and up and that all riders and drivers wear eye protection and helmets.
Do you rent overnight? – Yes, our standard listed rates cover up to 24 consecutive hours including overnight.
Do you rent shorter than 24hrs? – Sometimes. Because we have to make special arrangements for price etc in the TURO system, please contact us ahead of time to discuss the details and we can customize the booking details for you to select.
Where can we leave our car while we drive the Slingshot? – You are welcome to leave your vehicle parked in our parking lot. While we do not anticipate any issues, we do not provide any security nor accept liability for your property.
Can you deliver and pickup the Slingshot for me? – Yes, we can possibly deliver the Slingshot to you depending on your location and the details of your request. This will incur one or more additional charges depending on options chose (ie: refuel and cleaning in addition to pickup/delivery)
Do I have to wear a helmet? – It is recommended that driver and rider wear a helmet and eye protection at all times. Always follow state helmet laws. Helmet laws differ by state and depending on where you ride, some law enforcement may interpret helmet and autocycle laws differently.
Where should I ride? – There are great riding routes all around Western North Carolina. A quick google search may be your best bet for details but be sure to check out Deals Gap – Tail of the Dragon, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Then widen your search by town such as Maggie Valley, Bryson City, Dillsboro, Franklin, Fontana, Cherokee County, Robbinsville, Cherokee, Waynesville, Asheville, Black Mountain.
Do you provide helmets? – We have half shell helmets of several different sizes available. For specific style or fit you may wish to provide your own. Polaris recommends full face helmets. We recommend always wearing a helmet and eye protection.
Can I rent for someone else? – No. ALL driver(s) must be listed as drivers on the reservation with TURO. The reservation creator is considered the primary driver and MUST be present at pickup and return. You can add drivers (up to 6 currently) to the Turo reservation by following the prompts in Turo, either before or after making the reservation as long as it’s done before your trip begins.
Do you offer roadside assistance? – We strongly recommend that you have roadside assistance through AAA or other another service. Depending on your options chose with Turo, they may provide roadside assistance. We will try to assist if you contact us but may not be available instantly. Remember that you are completely responsible for the vehicle during your trip.
Do you offer a shuttle service? – (as opposed to delivering the vehicle to you) While we are not guaranteed to be available for such a request, we might be available to pick you up and bring you to the meeting point to rent the Slingshot. Likewise, we might be available to return you to a particular location. This depends on timing, location and availabiltiy and will incur a fee. You may need to use Uber or Lyft.
How long can I rent it for? – Depending on availability, you can rent our slingshot for up to 30 days. Special cases may require some work on the booking form so please let us know about any long term request before booking.
Can I make changes to my reservation? – Yes. While we are unable to make adjustments to your reservation details, YOU as the renter may go into the Turo system and make changes to the options, drivers, dates and times – any change you make to a confirmed reservation will be limited by availability and must be reconfirmed by WC Slingshot Rentals. Please send us a message (in Turo, preferably) about any changes.
Style Power Comfort Fun
Pick either our 2020 AutoDrive transmission with two modes, Comfort and Slingshot, or our 2019 Manual to take your driving experience to a whole new level.
Tech that turns heads in our 2020 model: a 7″ Ride Command display, Rockford Fosgate® audio, LED lighting and back-up camera. (These options unavailable on the 2019 model)
Connect to the road and fellow adventurers like never before. Take control of the road less traveled.
Where to Ride
Western North Carolina offers some of the most beautiful and exhilarating riding routes in the nation.
Polaris Slingshot rental in the Smokies (Great Smoky Mountains) gives you unique perspective of this beautiful area.
Rent a Slingshot to explore Maggie Valley, Bryson City, Cherokee or Fontana.
Ride the Slingshot along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Asheville.
Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park all the way to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in our Polaris Slingshot.
The local chambers of commerce in Sylva (Jackson County Chamber of Commerce), Bryson City (Bryson City Swain County Chamber of Commerce), Cashiers (Cashiers Area Chamber) and surrounding areas can also provide fantastic options for a great ride.
Rent our Slingshot in Western Carolina and enjoy some of these amazing rides detailed at MotorcycleRoads.com
Looking for something really intense? 318 curves in 11miles on the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap should do the trick.
Renting the Slingshot in Asheville? Check out NC Hwy 9 in Black Mountain and stop for a bite at the Straightaway Cafe.