Ok so i agree on the super ugly factor especially in the rear. It looks like a mix between a utv and that can am 3 wheeled bike thing. If it was me i would buy the new elio motors car that gets mad mpg and looks better. Although lacking in the performance department.
I kind of like the idea of a street type buggy with modern power. This may not be the greatest example of one but the mode of transport itself to be less expensive in fuel but this is on the very high end in my opinion.
The big 3 should get on this type of platform. Using the motorcycle platform means way less cost since lots of safety gear is omitted.
And a turbo 4 in that thing would be exhilarating,or a v6 and melt that rear tire off.
Could be fun.
I don't really think the Slingshot will sell well. Its not enough of a motorcycle for former 2 wheel riders to be interested in it, and its not much of a car. For the money, you can buy a used convertible of similar performance.
I'm sure some people will get one for its uniqueness and maybe they really like mad max movies?
I do see quite a few can am spyders with 2 older folks on and a small trailer behind, so there is a market for well designed trike. The slingshot isn't it though.