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M-Sport builds a bespoke R5-based Fiat Panda 4×4 – Dirt Fish

Based on the R5 instead, the M-Sport’s Panda has a 1.6-liter engine that produces less than 300bhp of shaving and 450Nm of torque via a 5-speed gearbox. However, both the front and rear differentials are tailored to this unique design.

Inside, there’s an echo of the original Road-Going Panda with a dashboard inspired by a very basic design. In accordance with FIA regulations, the 6-point safety harness, certified roll cage and backseat are, of course, removed to make room for spare tires.

Malcolm Wilson, director of M-Sport, is driving a bespoke machine and admits that it’s “very special” to see M-Sport’s pandas transform from design briefs to reality.

“I’m amazed at what we’ve achieved,” Wilson said. “I was very lucky to have completed the car shakedown and tried its pace. Not only is it great to see, it drives very well.



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