Tesla Model X tows 130 ton Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Electric torque on display as Tesla Model X tows a Qantas Dreamliner

Cars are a common mode of transportation and the idea of these four-wheeled vehicles towing airplanes isn't new to the world. The Tesla Model X P100D, which has arguably the greatest towing power of any electric production auto calmly tows the plane down the runway. Nissan managed to pull a gargantuan 170-tonne cargo plane to set a new record in 2013. Compared to other models, which have also pulled airplanes successfully in the past, such as Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayene S Diesel, the Tesla Model X P100D offers far more torque. That was enough to hand the Tesla the Guinness World Record for "heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle".

The short video that you see above of a Tesla Model X towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner belonging to Qantas is actually a marketing stunt by the Australian airline and a pretty cool one at that. The Germans retaliated with the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel previous year, which pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 for an impressive 73 metres.

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EVs are renowned for their massive torque figures and the fact that all this firepower is available at a tap of the accelerator, unlike conventional internal combustion engines. Its dual electric motors generated a huge amount of torque (967 Nm), which helped it tow the Dreamliner to nearly 300 metres.

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