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Odds are, you don’t need a vehicle like the Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS Turbo RR. But if you want oodles of horsepower and a mammoth suspension, this side-by-side has you covered for every adventure.
Electronic monitors in places like the front wheels and gearbox keep tabs on traction in real time. The driver selects one of four terrain modes—such as mud, rock, or trail—and the computer doles out just the right amount of power to each 30-inch tire to maximize its grip.
Hydraulic shock absorbers provide up to two feet of travel, letting this beast absorb the impact of everything from small ruts to basketball-size rocks. Tune how quickly and