When two unequal forces come face to face in a confrontation, as a general rule, most people side with the weak. It is logical, therefore, that when a Fiat Panda and a Tesla Model X compete to see which is better when testing off-road, the first instinct is to go with the Italian. However, is the Panda really at a clear disadvantage, or is he quite a giant killer?
Carwow colleagues wanted to see how both models are measured in different situations and it is possible that their performance will surprise you. Watch the video:
The Fiat is fitted with a small 900cc two-cylinder engine that develops 86 hp of power and 145 Nm of maximum torque, a six-speed manual gearbox and an all-wheel drive system. In addition, it is a fairly light car, as it only marks 1,165 kilos on the scale.
The Tesla, for its part, is the 100D variant, which uses two electric motors to develop 422 hp and 660 Nm of maximum torque. The imbalance in terms of power is notable, but it must also be taken into account that the American is really heavy in comparison: 2,533 kilos, more than double that of his rival.
Thus, these are two very different models, but which one has the best off-road formula ? To clear up the doubts, the two face each other in an acceleration race up the slope, on a small timed track with unevenness, a descent without touching the pedals to see which car holds better, a descent and ascent through a path with steps, and some off-road tests. something more extreme.