Monster Fiat goes… almost anywhere
- Fiat Oltre has three-tonne load capacity
- Half-metre ground clearance and full-time 4WD
- Capacity to climb 40-degree inclines
This seven-tonne off-road monster might look like a Hummer but is, in fact, a Fiat.
Called the Oltre, the big 4x4 show car is based on the FCLV military vehicle, which Fiat's commercial arm, Iveco, builds for the British Army.
It's longer than a Land Rover Discovery and also far taller, wider and heavier. With an overall payload of three tonnes, including up to five passengers, the Oltre has a total maximum weight of seven tonnes.
Figures demonstrating its off-road potential are similarly impressive. Full-time four-wheel drive, three locking differentials, and an enormous 50cm of ground clearance see to that.
The Oltre can clamber up almost 40 degree slopes, a gradient you'd have great difficulty clambering up on foot. A standard wading height of 85cm can be extended to 1.5 metres with snorkel-type air inlets and exhaust extensions.
A 185bhp 3.0-litre diesel engine can only haul the Oltre along at speeds of up to 80mph, so you'd need to plan your overtaking manoeuvres well in advance.
While the Oltre will never be sold, Fiat is launching its new Sedici 4x4 in the UK next spring and is already reviewed on whatcar.com.
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