A turbocharged Can-Am Spyder concept vehicle was unveiled today at Daytona International Speedway’s newly redesigned motorsports stadium leading into the 2016 Can-Am Duel At Daytona.
“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.”
This vehicle, powered by a Rotax 1330cc turbocharged and intercooled engine, goes from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and does a quarter-mile in 12.3 seconds. It also features SPORT mode that allows for controlled rear tire drifts. This concept is not planned for production, but it allows BRP to bring excitement, performance and innovative technology to NASCAR fans.
“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,” said Rénald Plante, director, Can-Am Spyder engineering. “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.”
“As a first-year sponsor in NASCAR, BRP is injecting its rich heritage of powersports design and innovation into race culture,” said Anne Bélec, senior vice-president, Global Brand, PAC and Information Systems. “This sponsorship is a great opportunity for us to share our line-up of Can-Am on- and off-road models with NASCAR fans, whose values of excellence echo ours.”
BRP will display its full line of Can-Am products, including the turbocharged Can-Am Spyder concept, at track Midway areas throughout the season.