Turbocharged Can-Am Spyder F3 Concept

02/18/2016 @ 4:34 pm, by Jensen Beeler15 COMMENTS

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Despite what the DMV says, you might not consider the Can-Am Spyder to be a motorcycle, but the three-wheeler is part of a growing segment of on-road fun machines that have a pretty strong overlap with two-wheeled buyers.

It is not necessarily our cup of tea, but we wouldn’t mind swinging a leg over BRP’s latest creation, a turbocharged Can-Am Spyder F3 concept, which just debuted at the Daytona International Speedway.

The venue comes from Can-Am’s involvement as a title sponsor in the series, so naturally the Canadian brand wanted to spice things up with a special concept.

As such, the turbocharged 1,330 three-cylinder Rotax engine puts out 150hp (considerably more than the stock 113hp figure), and is aided in its breathing by its custom Akrapovič three-into-three exhaust system.

Completing the effect are racing slick tires on all three corners of the vehicle, along with an updated riding mode that allows for controlled drifting of the rear wheel (because NASCAR loves its burnouts).

Can-Am also is quoting performance figures of 0-60 in 4.3 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 12.3 seconds.

As for visuals, Can-Am has updated the F3’s aesthetics with a popping yellow paint scheme with orange accents, which comes complete with a front air spoiler and LED signature lights.

It might be a giant snowmobile for the street, but you have to admit that it’s a pretty cool-looking giant snowmobile for the street. We’d rock it, would you?

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Source: Can-Am