When driven down the West Coast of Florida, the 2008 BRP Can-Am Spyder Grand Sport Roadster only brought one question into the minds of passerby's: What is that? What makes the BRP Can-Am Spyder Grand Sport Roadster an unusual looking vehicle is that it has two wheels up front for steering, and one powered wheel in the rear. The spyder runs on a liquid-cooled, 998cc, DOHC Rotax V-Twin engine and has electrically boosted power steering which makes steering a lot easier than you'd think it be. This roadster works like a motorcycle so you twist the handlebar-mounted throttle and go. Shift the sequential five-speed gearbox (complete with reverse gear) with your left foot, or you can choose the optional gearbox with electronic actuation. You operate the brake pedal with your right foot. Look for the Can-Am Spyder to go on sale this October, but only in a dozen states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan and New York, as well as several Canadian provinces. You can buy the Can-Am Spyder with a manual transmission and a real reverse gear, for a price of $14,995, and the model with an electrically operated transmission for $1,500 more. Locate the dealer nearest you here.
May 16, 2007 3:30 PM | Cars