Popular features of the Arctic Cat Wildcat side-by-side vehicle include the five-link rear suspension, expansive wheelbase and powerful 951-cubic-centimeter v-twin engine with electronic fuel injection. The front a-arms are supported by 2-inch Walker Evans Racing shocks, allowing these sport UTVs to glide over rugged terrain.
The Wildcat's five-link rear suspension and 2.5-inch JRi adjustable rear shocks provide 13 inches of ground clearance and a balanced ride. Two-seat Wildcat models have a 95-inch wheelbase, while the larger four-seat models have a 124-inch wheelbase. The Wildcat's 1000 H2 v-twin four-stroke engine features a pent-roof hemispherical combustion chamber for increased efficiency, producing 90 or more horsepower. Wildcat side-by-sides include variable-assist electronic power steering for smooth handling, four-wheel drive capabilities with an electronic front differential lock and hydraulic disc brakes with dual piston calipers.
The Wildcat's design places the engine and fuel tank behind the seats, allowing for a 26.5-inch seat height. This lower center of gravity increases the driver's vehicle handling and cornering ability. Wildcats feature race-inspired bucket seats for maximum comfort. 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcats start at roughly $17,000 as of April 2015.
Arctic Cat also manufactures more compact side-by-side models, the Wildcat Sport and Wildcat Trail. These two-passenger UTVs have an 84.6-inch wheelbase and are powered by a liquid-cooled 700 twin-cylinder engine delivering 60 horsepower. Sport and Trail models feature TEAM Rapid Response clutches and have optional Premium Fox nitrogen-charged shocks.