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Frightening new footage of a crash test between an Audi Q7 and a Fiat 500 shows that no matter how safe your small car is, it's going to come off second best against a four-wheel-drive.

German auto club ADAC has carried out a "David and Goliath" crash test between a tiny Fiat 500 and a hulking Audi Q7 four-wheel-drive, but unfortunately the result doesn't follow the biblical script.

The test pitted the Fiat against the Audi in a 56kmh offset collision and the results weren't pretty. The testers concluded that the crash would have caused "serious, life-threatening injuries" to the Fiat 500 driver, while the injury risk for the Q7 occupants was low.

The test shows that Euro NCAP crash ratings don't carry much weight when a car fights out of its division.

The Fiat 500 is a five-star performer in Euro NCAP test, while the Q7 only scored four stars.

Watch the video below.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pVF1Wr7GLQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pVF1Wr7GLQ</a>

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So I guess you can't change physics.

I'm surprised how close the humans were allowed to be.

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Offline mondi

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OMG, wouldn't that put the fear of God into you if you saw that in the rear vision mirror.    :scared:

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And it's only a 1.2l jobbie.... would not even catch my 1.4l 500 LOL

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