Trike drags and drifts like a boss
LOVE it or hate it, Bombardier Recreational Products’ Can- Am Spyder Roadster is definitely a unique vehicle. Recently, however, BRP introduced a one- off model that’s a little more unique than all the others — the Can- Am Spyder F3 Turbo Concept Vehicle. Unveiled this Thursday at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway, the F3 Turbo was on hand to help start BRP’s sponsor- ship of the upcoming Can- Am Nascar racing season.
The vehicle features a 150- hp, 1,330- cc turbocharged and intercooled Rotax engine.
That powerplant takes the F3 Turbo from 0- 100 km/ h) in 4,3 seconds and does a quarter- mile ( 0,4 km) in 12,3 seconds.
There’s also a Sport mode, which allows for controlled rear tire drifts when engaged.
“BRP’s Rotax engineers challenged themselves to develop a turbo version of the Can- Am Spyder F3 engine, which resulted in this high- performance vehicle,” says Rénald Plante, director, Can- Am Spyder engineering.
“This concept showcases the advantages of a Y- frame design, such as a lower centre of gravity, the ability to drift, and superb tire grip during aggressive cornering.”
There are no plans to bring the F3 Turbo to production.
The Can- Am Spyder F3 Turbo Concept is a one- off turbo- charged three- wheeler that loves the track.