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Horsepower is a unit of measurement of power and a word commonly used in the automotive world, but this probably wasn’t what enthusiasts had in mind when it comes to the Maserati Levante’s power output.

To demonstrate the Levante’s off-road capabilities, Maserati has decided to pit their first ever SUV against a pro racing horse. Behind the wheel and reins of these two competing modes of transportation are the Skelton brothers. A sensible selection as Dan Skelton is already a Maserati brand ambassador and his brother, Harry, is a hunt jockey.

Taking place in the Cotswolds in England, they were each given a different route in this point to point challenge. The Levante was given the longer and rougher trail through the woodland path that was unsuitable for horseback. Of course the terrain may not seem like much of a challenge for a Land Rover, but the exercise was more for showing off the Levante’s ability to go on and off-road.

The specific model used in this challenge was powered by a 3.0-liter turbo diesel with 275 hp and all-wheel drive system, and it honestly performed better than expected.

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