Polaris' 168-Horsepower RZR XP Turbo
2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS
After the release of the Maverick X3, taking the reign of most powerful side-by-side, we knew it wouldn't be long before Polaris answered back. Polaris has now spoken with the release of the 168-horsepower RZR XP Turbo complete with 2 or 4 seats. The horsepower is not the only thing upgraded on the RZR Turbo, with new, high-capacity cooling, and a stronger driveline to utilize and handle that power. Cooling things off includes an upgraded 40-percent larger, high-flow front grill and a 20-percent larger engine radiator. Steering has been improved with a 1.5-turn steering rack making for less turning of the steering wheel. This thing is a beast in the power department! We will have a chance to drive one in the coming weeks, and will bring you the scoop once we do. Oh, there are new colors available as well, and for our money we like the black version. Polaris' press release is below.
Polaris Press Release
Polaris RZR sets another new standard in razor-sharp performance with the introduction of the RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZRXP 4 Turbo EPS. Featuring a new ProStar® Turbo H.O. engine that unleashes 168 horsepower – the most power ever offered on a factory side-by-side – the vehicles offer 15 percent more power than last year’s models and 9 percent more than anything else on the market.
To match the horsepower upgrade – and significantly improve on 2016 models – the 2017 RZR XP Turbo models feature new, high-capacity cooling, and a stronger driveline to get that power to the ground. The high-capacity cooling includes a new, more powerful, variable-speed, brushless fan coupled with a new, 40-percent larger, high-flow front grill and a 20-percent larger engine radiator. The new cooling ensures the engine can breathe for maximum power delivery.
The RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS boast the most premium suspension, with exclusive FOX Podium® Internal Bypass Shocks that deliver the plushest ride and best handling found on a side-by-side. The shocks generate progressive damping force that gives the vehicles a smooth ride with all the bottom-out resistance expected from ultra-performance off-road vehicles. Large-diameter shock bodies (3-in/7.6 cm rear, 2.5-in./6.4-cm front), adjustable remote reservoirs and increased fluid capacity provide dramatic improvements in heat dissipation, fade resistance and durability. By using five compression zones to provide progressive damping as the shock gently absorbs bumps and stiffens to prevent bottoming, the Internal Bypass Shocks feel like five shocks in one. Combine that with three zones of rebound damping to minimize pitching, plus harsh top out for an ultra-plush ride and better handling over a wider range of terrain at any speed.
For ultimate agility, the vehicles feature front and re-tuned rear stabilizer bars to virtually eliminate body roll for flatter cornering. For quicker steering, both vehicles have a new 1.5-turn steering rack, paired with standard Electronic Power Steering (EPS). The RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS’ industry-leading braking performance ensures precision stopping. The brakes feature large, triple-piston front calipers, dual-piston rear calipers, stainless-steel rotors and large 248-mm ventilated discs on all four corners, for powerful stopping performance.
The RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS will be available in late 2016 in Titanium Matte Metallic and Cruiser Black. The two-seat model will retail for $24,999 U.S. and the four-seat for $27,499 U.S. Both models come with an extended two-year factory warranty when purchased before December 31, 2016.
For customers looking for high performance at value pricing, the 2016 RZR XP Turbo is now available for $19,999 U.S. and the 2016 RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS is $22,499 U.S.
More information about Polaris Off-Road Vehicles and Polaris Engineered Accessories can be found online at www.Polaris.com.