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Fact Check: Here’s the Price of New Vehicle Seen in President Weah’s Photo

Paynesville – Social media has been buzzing since images of President George Weah showing him displaying a new electric vehicle surfaced on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Some social media users have been putting different price tags on the vehicle, while claiming that it belongs to the President.

Some Facebook users have also claimed that the vehicle is cost around US$26,000 while others are arguing that it is sold for around US$31,000.

LVL Fact Checking Desk did quick research to know the price of the Polaris Slingshot vehicle, which is built by American car maker Tesla.

And this is what we found:

According to Slingshot.Polaris.com  there are different brands and models of the Slingshot Polaris with different prices starting from US$19,999 (Slingshots S model) to another brand being sold for US$32,499 (the Slingshot R model).

Other prices are US$25,999 for the Slingshot SL model, US$28,899 for the SLR model, and US$33,999 as the starting price for the Slingshot Grand Touring LE, amongst others. Some of these prices include shipping and setup cost while others are excluded, according to the company.

These prices displayed on the Slingshot website also corroborate with the prices of other dealers, including Autocar based in the UK which puts the based price at £14,000. Also, Motor Trend, puts the base price for the 2020 Polaris Slingshot R at US$30,999.

Conclusion

Following a reverse image search done with the vehicle’s image seen in the photographs with the President, we found that the particular Slingshot Polaris vehicle he is seen flaunting is the Slingshot Grand Touring LE, which price starts from US$33,999 excluding shipping cost.


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