Burning rubber from light to light and whipping through twisting canyon roads are where the Slingshot really feels at home. Short blasts where the elements aren’t too fatiguing and where varying road keeps the drive exciting are nice, but longer trips on the Slingshot can get to be exhausting. Like a motorcycle, you’re out in the wind, sun, and rain, but you lack the maneuverability of a bike. You’re sitting and driving like a car, but don’t have airbags, heat or air-conditioning, or many of the other comfort features that make driving long distances easy, so that’s where the Grand Touring seems like a bit of false advertising to me. If you want a touring motorcycle, you can get the best ones out there for cheaper. If you want a roadster, a 2019 Miata is a few thousand dollars less and, well, a real car. There is a unique appeal to the Slingshots, but it isn’t in long-distance touring; it’s in being loud, flashy, and fun. So go try a Slingshot, but go for the base model—it will be just as fun to drive, you won’t hit your head, and, at $20,000, it’s a little bit more reasonable.