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  • Fiat Panda Monster Truck front 3/4

  • Fiat Panda Monster Truck rear 3/4

  • Fiat Panda Monster Truck front

  • Fiat Panda Monster Truck side

No, this is not some creation from the backwoods of Georgia. Fiat actually partnered with Mercurio Cinematografica to wed a Panda 4x4 with a Jeep CJ7. The result is the plucky face of the Panda astride a set of 59-inch tractor tires. The whole contraption sits 12.8 feet tall and took just over two weeks to build from start to finish.

We imagine driving this thing is a bit like trying to coax a jello mold down the road. There's no word on whether engineers kept the Panda's engine and transmission or abandoned them for the AMC bits. Our money's on the latter. Fiat says the hardest part was getting the brakes, steering, clutch and accelerator controls to cooperate with the archaic bones below.

So, why build it? Fiat is currently in the midst of an advertising campaign that highlight's the Panda's attributes, and building a Big Foot version of the little hatchback was the easiest way to show off the vehicle's off-road prowess. You can watch it play in the snow in the video below.

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      William Flesher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well Played! Fiat/Jeep are setting the right mood for the micro 4x4's they will both be producing soon. I can't wait to see the actual production models.
      • 2 Years Ago
      James May won't be pleased
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      I like that laugh comment. thats the first thing I did. Then I read the dark political comments about losing jobs,draining away money from hard working people. blah blah blah. I think iwill stick with my first thought. It was funny!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looked so unreal at first like those mini monster truck toy cars we use to have as kids.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the monster truck made with a Smart car a few years ago with Unimog parts.
      • 2 Years Ago
      ....Fiat is rock'in the country !....Chrysler is back stronger than ever !
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ever seen a four year old girl walking around with her dad's big steel-toe boots on? This is basically the automotive equivalent of that. Big shoes don't make you tough little girl.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone who likes "regular" monster trucks but not this A: has no sense of humor and B: is a hypocrite.
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 2 Years Ago
      1st comment lol
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did you see the driver sawing at the wheel in the face shot? I would imagine he's having difficulty driving this terror-mobile. That said, he's doing nothing other than driving on lightly snowy roads. Weak demonstration of 4x4 or vehicle abilities. Fail in my book.
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