| 14/02/2013 | 0 Comments

The new Fiat Panda never fails to surprise. As the advertising slogan that accompanies the commercial launch of the latest model has it: ‘New Panda, extremely Panda.’

Fiat_Panda_Monster_4Fiat has chosen to adopt set-design techniques from the cinema together with automotive tuning to demonstrate the off-road performance of the new Panda 4×4. That’s how the Panda Monster Truck was created, a prototype built by Fiat in collaboration with Mercurio Cinematografica, set designer Andrea Faini and the Fabio Gementi Workshop.

Fiat_Panda_Monster_2The Monster Truck version combines a Panda 4×4 with a Jeep CJ7 4200 floor panel and features road tractor wheels with “High Speed” tyres, 150 centimetres in diameter and 50 cm wide, fitted with specially turned solid steel flanges.

Fiat_Panda_Monster_3The final result is a ‘bigfoot’ Panda, towering at 390 centimetres, 380 cm long and 250 cm wide. It took just over two weeks to build it, paying the utmost care when connecting the steering system, clutch, accelerator and brakes between the two cars.

Fully operational, the Fiat Panda Monster Truck will star in an upcoming TV commercial, telling the story of four friends who set off for a weekend in the mountains. The Panda 4×4, transforming into a Monster Truck, climbs nimbly up to the hostel, stunning everyone with its performance. And when the driver, thinking he is on a normal Panda 4×4, gets down from the car, he ends up falling two meters onto a cushion of snow, making his friends burst into laughter.

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