A Tesla just towed a Qantas Dreamliner


Cars towing airplanes isn't really out-of-the-box thinking. The latest carmaker to join the list of auto giants, that have managed to pull an airplane in the USA based EV maker, Tesla. Given the massive coverage this event received, other vehicle brands soon entered the fray to dethrone the record set by the Touareg. The Germans retaliated with the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel a year ago, which pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 for an impressive 73 metres.

The video itself can be seen below. It is the heaviest weight towed by a production electric auto in the world.

In a world first, the all-electric SUV successfully towed the Dreamliner as part of a Guinness World Record attempt, as the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle. This happened at a remote taxiway at Melbourne Airport where a Tesla Model X P100D came face to face against the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which is the latest addition to the Qantas fleet.

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Electric Vehicle brand Tesla has now hopped onto the car-towing-airplanes bandwagon.

Although it's rated to tow 2500kg, the Model X managed to pull the 130,000 kg airplane almost 300 meters. Its dual electric motors generated a huge amount of torque (967 Nm), which helped it tow the Dreamliner to nearly 300 metres. That said, the VW Touareg V10 TDI is rated at 750Nm and the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel puts out 850Nm of top torque.