Can Am Tidbit

Can Am Tidbit

An early concept rendering of the new Can-Am flagship super sport side-by-side vehicle, the Maverick X3 Turbo R. Also included a similar angle of the actual 2017 Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R side-by-side vehicle in Circuit Yellow to show you the difference from sketch to reality.

This is the early concept rendering of the Maverick X3 done by Alexei Mikhailov of BRP. Attributed  work : “By Alexei Mikhailov, courtesy of BRP”


And on top of that, some notes that describe some concept phase tidbits and BRP’s industry-leading internal design team. Think of them as a “Did you know” segment.

Did you know?

It can take up to 36 months to design a new side-by-side vehicle, from the first sketch on a blank sheet of paper.

In the early stages, the design team could go through hundreds of renderings of different concepts until they find the one they want.

It’s often multiple designers who comprise the design team and are responsible for pitching concepts.

REWARD? You Bet! Usually, only one design theme is chosen from the masses and that designer can then earn the right to go on to lead the project through concept.

It’s multiple stages and can vary per project/process, but usually starts with a 2D sketch phase. From there, two to three concepts can be selected and put into a 3D clay model phase. These would be scale model in size and then head on to CAD. From there, the team then mills a full-size 3D clay model.

Most often the team uses a combination of Photoshop, Corel Painter, Alias Sketch during rendering.

The design team works side by side with engineering team from the start. The Can-Am Maverick X3 is a great example of when engineering and design work together in perfect collaboration from start to finish to achieve the common goal of creating the most revolutionary side-by-side vehicle on the market.

BRP has one of the largest and most advanced design centers in the powersports industry. A full international staff does all the work internally. Designers are recruited locally, of course, but talent is pulled from all over the world as it best represents BRP’s vast market reach in all of its brands. The Centre Design & Innovation Laurent Beaudoin is proof.