ZR Thundercat

The World’s Fastest Production Snowmobile

ZR Thundercat

It’s the fastest and fiercest snowmobile on the planet, end of story. And it’s a joy to ride, too, with a low ride height, optional ATAC™ Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension and more.



C-TEC4 Engine


Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension


Power Steering


Rear Suspension


Front Suspension

ZR 9000 Thundercat EPS with ATAC

An untouchable C-TEC4™ turbo-charged 998cc triple for instant 200-class horsepower, plus available ATAC™ Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension.

ZR 9000 Thundercat EPS with ATAC

Trail Blazer Kit

Everything you need to hit the trails including:

  • Pro Front Bumper
  • Trail Pack Large
  • Handlebar Bag
  • Mid-Touring Windscreen
ZR Thundercat 9000 Series C Tec4- Turbocharged Engine

9000-Series C-TEC4 Turbocharged Engine

The biggest cat on the block gets the biggest, most powerful engine on the trail: our 9000-series C-TEC4™ turbocharged powerhouse.

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9000-Series C-TEC4 Turborcharged Engine

ZR Thundercat doesn't mess around, with our biggest, most powerful engine. The 9000-series C-TEC4 turbocharged three-cylinder engine delivers max horsepower in any conditions.

The ultimate 4-stroke powerhouse, it produces 200HP-class performance at 8750 RPM. This 998cc engine features ultra-quick throttle and turbo response from an intercooled turbo, plus a DOHC design that’s matched with 4-hole fuel injectors to create maximum performance with minimal weight.

You also get engine braking control via an idle speed circuit and engine mapping, lightweight aluminum cylinders, and a press forged crankshaft.

ZR Thundercat EPS


Equipped to deliver easier turns and more control for a ride like you’ve never experienced.

ZR Thundercat ATAC

ATAC Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension

Switch between soft, medium and firm suspension at the push of a button, with handlebar-mounted controls that automatically and immediately adjust your suspension FOX ZERO iQS gas shocks. Available on select models.

ZR Thundercat FOX ZERO IQS Shocks

FOX® ZERO iQS Shocks

Easy to adjust, and built for any terrain and riding style. Our premium FOX ZERO iQS shocks are available in 1.5- or 2.0-inch diameters.

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No matter your riding style — or what the day brings —  FOX ZERO iQS shocks will be ready.

Featuring three compression settings (soft, medium and firm) that can be easily adjusted with a dial mounted on the remote reservoir or with a push of a handlebar-mounted button (on models with ATAC), FOX ZERO iQS shocks are built for changing terrain. Their remote reservoir delivers fade-free runs, while coil-over springs even out the bumpiest rides. Available in 1.5- or 2.0-inch diameters.

ZR Thundercat Slide Action Rear Suspension

137" SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension

Get the most out of a coupled suspension, with a unique design that keeps the front arm engaged while the rear arm compresses.

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SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension

Unlock the true potential of a coupled suspension with our unique SLIDE-ACTION design. The front arm fits into a U-shaped slot that allows 0.5 inches of sliding movement, so the front arm won’t collapse whenever the rear arm compresses. That unique design gives you the full benefit of coupling: controlled ski lift during acceleration and the complete use of the front arm at all times. SLIDE-ACTION suspension also allows a lower and more consistent track tension with its Torque-Sensing Link, plus three-position rear coupling block adjustability, adjustable spring preload and a durable 3-wheel rear axle assembly. 

ZR Thundercat ARS II Front Suspension

ARS II Front Suspension

Designed to deliver the increased cornering bite and ground clearance you need for confidence-inspiring handling.

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ARS II Front Suspension

The next level of Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) is here. ARS II gives you better bite on corners and increased ground clearance to deliver more confidence on- or off-trail. We made the forged aluminum spindles 1.5 inches taller from the ski to the lower arm, and gave it more rigid upper A-Arms. Plus, a revised geometry delivers a new roll-center and adjustable cambers, and a swaybar makes for flatter, more predictable cornering on hard pack trails. 

ZR Thundercat Mid Height Windshield

11" Mid-Height Windshield

Added protection from the wind lets you enjoy more of the ride.

ZR Thundercat Push Button Electric Start

Push-Button Electric Start

Get the convenience and ease of electric start with a handlebar-mounted button.

ZR Thundercat Goggle Holder

Goggle Holder

Mounted right in the dash for quick access, this integrated goggle holder keeps a key piece of gear safe and sound.

Thundercat Decal

Retro Decal

The 2022 Thundercat 9000 features a graphics package that displays our rich heritage of arctic cat icons.

ZR Thundercat Adjustable Ski Stance

Adjustable 42"-43" Ski Stance

Easily adjust your ski stance — From 42- to 43-inches wide

ZR Thundercat Ripsaw Track

1.75" Backcountry Track

Snowcross-inspired and staggered, arched lugs for outstanding traction in soft snow.

LED Headlight

LED Headlight

When the high beam is activated, the low beam also stays on to deliver an LED light pattern with great range and width.

60th Anniversary Decal

60th Anniversary Decal

Celebrate 60 years of Arctic Cat with this commemorative decal.



Lightweight narrow design that increases performance and belt life. The all-new Arctic Cat ADAPT CVT system provides improved throttle response and smooth power delivery.

ZR Thundercat

ZR Thundercat

Vehicle Specs

Print Specs


ZR 9000 Thundercat
Engine Type 9000 C-TEC4, 4-Stroke
Displacement 998cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 3 - Turbocharged
Bore x Stroke 80 x 66.2 mm
Lubrication Dry Sump
Ignition Digital Controlled Coil Induction
Engine Stator Output 545W @ 5000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI)
Exhaust Turbocharger with Stainless Steel Muffler
Fuel Capacity 37,4 L
Oil System Capacity 3.6 L
Coolant System Capacity 5,4 L
Minimum Octane 98


ZR 9000 Thundercat
Drive Clutch ADAPT CVT
Driven Clutch ADAPT CVT
Drive System Arctic Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder
Clutch Calibration 0-10,000 ft.
Gearing 22/48
Chain Pitch 90
Track Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button


ZR 9000 Thundercat
Front Suspension Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II or ARS II with ATAC (varies by model)
Ski Shocks FOX 1.5 ZERO iQS or FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3
Sway Bar Standard
Front Travel 22,9 cm
Rear Suspension SLIDE-ACTION with 3 Wheel Rear Axle Assembly, Coupling Blocks, Torque-Sensing Link Rear Arm and Adjustable Torsion Springs. ATAC Adjustable-On-The-Fly Suspension
Front Track Shock Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Rear Track Shock FOX 2.0 ZERO iQS
Rear Travel 34,3 cm


ZR 9000 Thundercat
Overall Chassis Length 318 cm
Overall Chassis Width 122 cm-124 cm
Overall Chassis Height 132 cm
Track Type Ripsaw II
Track Width 38 cm
Track Length 348 cm
Lug 44 cm
Pitch 2.86 tum
Ski Stance 107 cm-109 cm Adjustable
Ski Type/Width Trail - 6 in.
Runner Type Single Runner w/Carbide or Long Dual Runner w/Carbine


ZR 9000 Thundercat
Type of Gauge Deluxe Digital
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Digital
Oil Indicator Light
Coolant Digital/Indicator Light
Clock Digital
Battery Voltage Digital
Altimeter Digital
Hours Digital


ZR 9000 Thundercat
Color Dynamic Charcoal
Heat Exchanger Front/Long Tunnel
Starter Electric Push Button
Handlebars Hooked, 5.5 in. Riser
Lighting LED with Accent Light
Seating High Performance
Storage Components Tunnel Bag
Additional Accessories Ice Scratchers, Mirrors, Passenger Seat, Rear Rack, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Hitch, Visor Plug-Ins
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Goggle Holder, Handguards, Hand and Thumb Warmers, Heated Drivers Seat, Sport Front Bumper, Standard Brake Disc, Standard Steering, Tether Switch, Tunnel Flare
Windshield 27,9 cm Mid-Height