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Tesla Model X enters record books by towing a Boeing Airplane

May 16, 2018, 12:26 PM IST by Abhishek Nigam
Tesla Model X enters record books by towing a Boeing Airplane

Now we have already seen Touaregs and Cayennes hauling massive passenger airplanes and that was a big deal because the vehicle needs an insane amount of torque and traction to haul 130,000 kg of airplane. 

Tesla along with Qantas came together for a more updated take on the same stunt. Tesla decided to use a Model X P100D SUV to tow a Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner carrying a small amount of fuel but no passengers.

Although it's rated to tow 2500kg, the Model X managed to pull the 130,000 kg airplane nearly 300 meters. That was enough to hand the Tesla the Guinness World Record for ‘heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle’. Pulling anything really comes down to torque and traction, something the Tesla has in spades. This model has all-wheel drive thanks to a dual-motor setup and makes peak torque off-the-line.


Tags:SUV,EV,Tesla Model X,P 100D
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