Polaris has released details on the 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S—the largest RZR ever made and one that’s set to take on any sport-oriented machine on the market.

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The new machine boasts premium features throughout its chassis, suspension, and electronics suite, but the biggest changes are the massive 72-inch wide stance, 16 inches of ground clearance, and 32-inch tires that come stock.

At 72 inches wide, the XP Turbo S is the largest RZR ever produced, and it matches the Maverick X3 X RC Turbo R as the industry’s widest UTV. 16 inches of ground clearance sets a new high for the industry and is an ideal match for the machine’s extra-wide stance.

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Polaris says that despite the machine being so large, the XP Turbo S’s tires, ground clearance, width, and wheelbase (90 inches) combine to make it corner like a rail but track like a trophy truck.

To ensure handling stays nimble, Polaris refined the power steering to provide 25% more assistance. They also outfitted the XP Turbo S with DYNAMIX Active Suspension—an intelligent suspension system introduced in 2017 that electronically monitors and adjusts the machine’s suspension several times a second.

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Control of this suspension system is handled in the cockpit through the RIDE COMMAND infotainment suite and its seven-inch wide touch display that also handles wireless connectivity with your device (phone, GoPro, etc.), GPS mapping/routing, and vehicle diagnostics.

The RIDE COMMAND system is just one part of the XP Turbo S’s overhauled cockpit and rider interface. Driver and passenger positioning has been reworked to match the machine’s aggressive nature, four-point safety harnesses are provided from the factory, and the rollover protection structure (ROPS) now has a lower profile and more aggressive looks.

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Power for the RZR XP Turbo S is provided by a turbocharged ProStar DOHC twin-cylinder 925cc engine that comes from the factory with an output of 168 horsepower. In an effort to keep all the power usable and on tap for the driver, Polaris tuned the throttle mapping on the XP Turbo S and redesigned the clutch housing for better airflow and lower belt temperatures.

To balance the extreme capabilities and high power output, Polaris also redesigned several critical components for greater durability. Polaris says that the front drive now has three times more impact strength, the chassis has been reinforced to compensate for the machine’s size, and the axles have been made stronger to handle the larger tires. Along with tougher a-arms, radius rods, trailing arms, and an HMW skid plate, Polaris has prepped the XP Turbo S to handle the roughest terrain.

The XP Turbo S will be available at Polaris dealers starting mid-March and will have a base price of $27,499 US. Visit the Polaris RZR website for more information.

Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Specifications

2018 RZR XP Turbo S Specifications
EngineProStar Turbo H.O.; 4-Stroke DOHC 925cc Twin Cylinder Turbocharged
TransmissionAutomatic PVT P/R/N/L/H
Drive SystemIsolated Xtreme Performance True On-Demand AWD/2WD
Front SuspensionHigh-Clearance Dual A-Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 24.8″ Usable Travel & 19″ Wheel Travel
Rear SuspensionTrailing Arm with Stabilizer Bar and 24.8″ Usable Travel & 21″ Wheel Travel
ShocksFOX Podium Internal Bypass Shocks with Live Valve (Electronically Controlled Damping); 2.5″ Front/3.0″ Rear
Brakes4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Triple-Bore Front and Dual-Bore Rear Calipers
Tires32 x 10-15; ITP COYOTE (8-Ply Rated)
Wheels15″ Cast Aluminum
Length x Width x Height122 x 72 x 75 in.
Weight1,718 lbs. (Dry)
Wheelbase90 in.
Fuel Capacity9.5 gal.
Ground Clearance16 in.
Bed Dimensions28 x 22 x 7 in.
Bed Capacity300 lbs.
MSRPUS $27,499


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