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Entering their second season as Arctic Cat’s popular mid-sized performance ROVs, the 2016 Wildcat models hit the dirt with more power, better sound and pedigree that includes wins and top finishes in the sport’s toughest race events.

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The Wildcat Sport, Wildcat Sport XT EPS and Wildcat Sport Limited EPS are class-leading, two-seat performance ROVs that slot in-between the original Wildcat and the Wildcat Trail. The Sport’s chassis is 110.5 in. long and 60 in. wide, compared to the Trail’s 110.5 x 50-in. chassis and the original Wildcat’s 128 x 64-in. chassis. The rider and passenger positions are set a full 3 in. lower than competitive models to produce a low center-of-gravity, leaving the occupants less affected by vehicle movements while optimizing vehicle handling. A performance engineered chassis complements a bump-swallowing double A-Arm front and swaybar-equipped rear suspensions with 12.2 in. and 12.6 in. of travel, with 13 in. of rock-clearing ground clearance. Add 26-in. Carlisle Trail Pro tires to the mix and the result is driving confidence and control in even the gnarliest terrain.

Powering the latest Wildcat Sport is a liquid-cooled 700 parallel twin engine designed by Arctic Cat. Featuring a closed-loop EFI system and four valves per cylinder, this powerful engine earns its class-leading distinction for sporty fun, smoothness and durability. A new ceramic-coated muffler adds 5 percent more horsepower for 2016, giving the three Sport models a 60-plus-hp burst with every stomp on the gas.

TEAM Rapid Response clutches maximize that horsepower and performance, while electronic-selectable 2WD/4WD (with front differential lock) provide the exact riding performance that riders want the moment they ask for it. And dual- piston caliper hydraulic brakes offer enhanced braking performance.

Occupant comfort is a hallmark of Arctic Cat Wildcats, and the Sport follows suit with high-back bucket seats (with upper body supports); fully-variable tilt steering; a sport shifter on the center console; easy-access hinged doors with automotive-style handles and latches; passenger hand-hold; 3-point seat belts; digital gauge; a 1.23-gallon sized glove- box; and premium halogen lights with LED taillights. Sport also delivers useful features like a 300-lb. payload in the rear cargo bed, a 2-in. receiver and 1500-lb. towing capacity.

The base model Sport comes with steel 12-in. wheels; compression-adjust- able JRi ECX-1 shocks; and half doors. It’s available in Classic Red.

The Sport XT EPS steps up with electronic power steering; cast-aluminum wheels; plus automotive-style paint and color-matched suspension arms. It’s available in Team Arctic Green.

The amped-up Sport Limited EPS package also features electronic power steering; full aluminum doors; and automotive-style paint and color-matched suspension arms. Plus it also comes with Elka Stage 5 shocks with Dual-Speed Compression and rebound adjustability, and a 3.2-gallon under hood storage box. It’s available in Black Metallic.

New for 2016

New high-flow, ceramic-coated muffler adds 5 percent more horsepower, with a throatier and more robust sound.

For more information on the Arctic Cat Prowler, please visit the Arctic Cat Website.