Trike drags and drifts like a boss

The Witness - Wheels - - RACING - BEN COXWORTH

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.

— Giz­mag.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

The Can- Am Spy­der F3 Turbo Con­cept is a one- off turbo- charged three- wheeler that loves the track.

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