Polaris has unveiled the race-ready RZR Pro R straight from the factory. A week ago, Polaris unveiled its 2023 factory race team. We now know what the team will be driving to compete in various desert races.
“Since the early days when automotive OEMs drove the evolution of off-road racing, to the modern factory racing programs that exist today in auto racing, every legitimate factory racing program has been built around the development of a purpose-built race vehicle, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with the RZR Pro R Factory,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President, Polaris Off Road Recreation. “We are a company of passionate enthusiasts that live and breathe the off-road lifestyle and the development of the RZR Pro R Factory was nothing short of a labor of love. We are excited to arm our new factory racing team with this incredible machine as we embark on our inaugural season at the San Felipe 250.”
Four factory race vehicles have been developed by Polaris. The ProStar Fur 2.0L engine has been tuned for wide-open desert racing, churning out 225-horsepower. There are also large rear mounted radiators for cooling on the Pro R factory. The chassis is lightweight and high-strength and conforms to all classes of desert racing. A full skid plate, Baja Bumper and cage offer critical protection on the vehicle. The shocks have also been custom tuned for racing. Added required safety features such as race seats, harnesses and window nets are also on the vehicle.
Behind the wheel of three of the Polaris RZR Pro R Factory vehicles will be Austin Weiland, Brock Heger and Cayden MacCachren.