Uh, Yoenis Céspedes' Crazy New Ride Is Actually Pretty Cheap
The Internet is currently bugging out about New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes' crazy new ride he showed up to spring training in, and rightfully so.
This thing looks like something straight out of "Speed Racer," or possibly something Bruce Wayne would ride around Gotham.
#cespedes drives this into camp today! It's a #polaris #slingshot, I love this guy!!!#polarisslingshot #car #fast pic.twitter.com/5AgJMveYTW — Anthony J. Causi (@ACausi) February 23, 2016
Here's what you should know about Yo's car:
For starters, Céspedes' dope car isn't actually a car at all. It's a Polaris Slingshot, which, according to Polaris' website, is a "three-wheeled motorcycle. It is not an automobile."
Now that we have that out of the way, we can talk about what this crazy contraption would run you. As it turns out, the price for a Polaris Slingshot starts at just $21,499. The most expensive model, the Slingshot SL LE, begins retailing for $26,499.
I know what you're thinking: Why is a dude who just signed for three years and $75 million riding in a $20,000-motorcycle instead of a Lamborghini?
Yoenis Cespedes came to camp today in this car New York Mets Posted by SNY on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Well, the ride Céspedes showed up in at camp this morning is probably worth closer to $75,000. See, this Polaris Slingshot is customized, as Céspedes has done with other rides in the past with the help of Alex Vega from Miami-based shop The Auto Firm.
So, while the exact ride Yo showed up to work in today might be out of your price range, a regular Polaris Slingshot could definitely be in your future.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Céspedes does have, or at least had, a custom Lamborghini, too.