Tesla SUV earns Guinness World Record by towing plane almost 1000 feet

Tesla SUV earns Guinness World Record by towing plane almost 1000 feet

Tesla SUV earns Guinness World Record by towing plane almost 1000 feet

However, there have been instances before where production cars towed aircraft.

Even if you're a die-hard petrol-head, you have to admit, that is mighty impressive though some might remember VW pulling off a similar stunt with its V10 Touareg hauling a 150 tonne 747. Nissan managed to pull a gargantuan 170-tonne cargo plane to set a new record in 2013.

Testing the torque on a Tesla Model X P100D, which has a road tow rated capacity of 2.5 tonnes, pulled the 130 tonne 787 (that's basically its unloaded weight with minimal fuel) nearly 300 metres to satisfy the folks at the world records book.

Joining the league, the popular German brand, Porsche beat the record with its Cayenne S Diesel that pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 for 73 meters in 2017.

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We have seen dozens of videos of Tesla's punching above their weight towing everything from jeeps to semi-trailers, but this video takes the cake.

Qantas, an Austrailian airliner organised the stunt to highlight its partnership with the Electric Vehicle maker, Tesla.

The distance was enough for the Tesla to break a new Guiness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric passenger vehicle. Watch here as a Tesla Model X tows a Qantas' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The tow lasted almost one-thousand feet by the large amount of torque provided by the Tesla's dual electric motors.

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