2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 Xerocole by Mansory
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We’ve all heard of Mansory, but few of us actually love the German tuner’s audacious creations. But other than Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, Mansory is also in the business of spicing up fully-blown off-road side-by-sides like the Can-Am Maverick.
That’s right, you can go to Mansory and ask them to tweak your Maverick on all fronts. And they’ll gladly do it, except the end result won’t be called Maverick anymore. It’s new name is Xerocole. Mansory Xerocole.
2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 Xerocole by Mansory
What is the Mansory Xerocole?
The Mansory Xerocole is a souped-up (visually and mechanically) version of the Can-Am Maverick X3.
Unlikel how it usually treats such builds, Mansory is pretty tight-lipped on details about the Xerocole, but we can still tell you a thing or two about its exterior looks.
As you know, the Maverick X3 is pretty spartan. It has to be in order to retain that ruggedness you’ll beg for out in the wild. All you get is virtually a strong frame, plastic bits and bobs that act like doors, four wheels, an engine, two LED headlights and two LED taillights, as well as an exposed suspension setup.
For the Xerocole, Mansory decorated that naked look with a bucketload of visible carbon fiber components. The Xerocole’s roof is now thicker and made of carbon fiber (instead of aluminum as in the standard Maverick), the B-pillars look reinforced as well, just like it’s the case for the half-doors, door surrounds, and engine cover. Of course, Mansory loves to bring a lot of color to its creations, and the Xerocole makes no exception – it flaunts a plethora of orange accents scattered around the wheels, side sills, front and rear axle arms, and on the side protection elements. We’re guessing the 7.6-inch digital display remains unchanged.
Since Mansory’s tweaks don’t affect the structure of the Maverick X3 X RC Turbo RR the Xerocole is based on, it’s safe to assume that the side-by-side still measures 134.5 inches in length, 72.8 inches in width, and 68.5 inches in height, with a wheelbase of 102 inches and a ground clearance of 16 inches. Theoretically, the use of carbon fiber should impact the Xerocole’s overall weight. A regular Maverick X3 X RC Turbo RR tips the scales at 1,811 pounds in dry, so Mansory’s offspring could be a tad lighter.
|Ground clearance||16 in|
|Suspension travel||up to 24 in|
|Dry weight||1,811 lb|
|Rack capacity||200 lb|
|Storage capacity||2.5 gal|
|Fuel capacity||10.5 gal|
What’s it like on the inside?
Well, the Xerocole is very orange on the inside. While the original cabin topography hasn’t changed from the Can-Am Maverick, the Xerocole continues the orange theme on the inside, where it mixes with strips of Alcantara on the seats, steering wheel, and gearshift lever. Of course, your usual badges and logos are present too, both inside and out.
Is the Mansory Xerocole more powerful than the Maverick?
Allow us to confirm that the Xerocole packs a heftier punch than the Can-Am Maverick X3 X RC Turbo RR.
In bone-stock form, the Maverick is good for 195 horsepower and 135 pound-feet of torque coming from a Rotax Ace 0.9-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine fitted with an intercooler and a high-performance air filter. Power goes to all four wheels via a CVT gearbox (Can-Am calls it the Quick Response System X or QRS-X) and an all-wheel-drive setup fitted with a lockable front diff. The rider can choose one of the four traction modes:
- 4WD with the front diff locked
- 4WD Rock
- 4WD Trail
While we can’t tell you if Mansory’s engineers fiddled with the Maverick’s other mechanical guts, the tuner states that it bumped the power to 222 horsepower, so you’re looking at a 27 horsepower increase.
Not bad, we guess.
The Xerocole most likely rides on the same Fox 3.0 Podium RC2 shocks and 15-inch aluminum beadlock wheels shod in 32-inch Maxxis Liberty tires.
How much does the Mansory Xerocole cost?
Well, Mansory doesn’t say how much it plans to ask for the Xerocole, but we can tell you this. The 2020 Maverick X3 starts at $19,000. However, a fully-kitted Maverick X3 X RC Turbo RR begins at $29,600, and Mansory’s carbon fiber infusion and power bump are bound to add up to that sticker, so you could be looking at a something in the region of $40,000, maybe even more.