In a weird trend, automakers that already have an off-road capable car in their product lineup have been tweaking sports cars they produce to also be able to deal with rough terrain. It makes no sense and we think it’s because they have massive R&D budgets that have to be spent or the available budget for the following year is cut. It’s the only logical thing, because why did Porsche create the new 911 Dakar when they already have the Cayenne and Macan that’s much closer to doing this duty than the base 911? The same goes for Lamborghini and the admittedly impressive Huracán Sterrato that’s based on a regular Huracán platform, the company already has the Urus that’s more suited to this kind of off-the-tarmac driving. It just doesn’t make sense. What does make sense is the smaller bespoke companies around the world that specialise in transforming normal cars into off road monsters. In Germany we find a well-known company doing this - Delta4x4. This Greek-owned company has been doing this for over 40 years now under the leadership of Josef Loder, who first modified the diminutive Suzuki SJ with a few mates and made it more suited to the job at hand.
Delta4x4 is yet to release a video that showcases the transformation they carried out on the Tesla Model Y, but as soon as we find one we'll happily share it with you, until that happens you can see the kind of work the German firm is capable of with their latest exploits on a Mercedes-AMG G Wagon - which is probably more impressive than the Model Y anyway: Mercedes G-Klasse auf Mattracks - getestet in der Schweiz | Delta4x4Be sure to check out our YouTube channel here for more exciting and exclusive SXdrv content! And don't forget to smash that subscribe button!