Can-Am 150-Horsepower Spyder F3 Turbo Concept
For those interested in speed, pay attention to what's new in the Can-Am / BRP camp. The group has produced a concept Spyder that is sure to turn a lot of heads. The 150-horsepower, race inspired Spyder F3 Turbo Concept was unveiled at the Can-Am Duel during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.
Speedweeks at Daytona - the precursor to the NASCAR Daytona 500 - is quite the spectacle. It is more than fitting that Can-Am has chosen to unleash the Spyder F3 Turbo Concept at Daytona International Speedway’s newly redesigned facilities.
“It’s a privilege to welcome BRP to the Daytona International Speedway family with its Can-Am brand,” said Joie Chitwood III, Daytona International Speedway President. “Can-Am is a great brand to have here with us to kick off the NASCAR season and Daytona even helped inspire a concept vehicle which we unveiled here today for all our fans to see.”
Can-Am’s Spyder engineering director was able to share some words about the project and more importantly, its purpose, “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. Our team then fine-tuned everything to unleash its potential. This concept showcases the advantages of a Y-frame design, such as a lower center of gravity, the ability to drift and superb tire grip during aggressive cornering.”
So what did the BRP and Can-Am designers do? Aside from an aggressive make over, that includes an oversized hood and air intake, oversized lower grill, NASCAR inspired front spoiler, drag bar, a sporty yellow look; the Spyder F3 Turbo Concept doesn’t share a lot with its street going brethren. As mentioned before, this thing is putting out a claimed 150 horsepower @ 6800 rpm and 137 ft/lbs @5000 rpm. As a fan of performance twin engines, those torque numbers are pretty staggering and it now makes sense as to why controlled rear drifts are a highlight.
Akrapovic has supplied a 3-to0-3 exhaust and, this machine will be rolling around on racing slicks.
But here is the kicker – it isn’t going to be a production bike and there is no word from the manufacturer if a version will ever hit the street. Can-Am and BRP’s main purpose of this machine is simply to test the limits of their engineers on a platform that helped build the Can-Am name up while also showing their continued interest in the world of racing. Can-Am, as a brand, became the entitlement sponsor for the Can-Am Duel at Daytona, as well as the Can-Am 500 in Phoenix in November.
BRP is also the primary sponsor of the #32 GoFAS NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team featuring drivers Jeffrey Earnhardt and Bobby Labonte, as well as Alex Labbé in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in Canada.
BRP will have a full line of Can-Am products on display at all of their sponsored events. Everyone is encouraged to come and peruse the Can-Am Spyder concept, as well as Can-Am ATV’s, side-by-sides, Spyder roadsters at Midway areas throughout the NASCAR season in 2016, including Daytona International Speedway.
For additional information, visit Can-Am.