Watch a Model X tow a Dreamliner

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

Avid motoring enthusiasts probably remember Volkswagen towing a Boeing 747 with a diesel V10 Touareg. Ever since that stint, a bunch of carmakers have attempted at surpassing the record and Nissan accomplished the goal by pulling a gargantuan 170-tonne cargo plane in 2013. In an event in India, Tata Hexa pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 previous year for 73 meters, which is highly impressive. The Tesla Model X P100D towed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at a taxiway in Melbourne Airport at a publicity event by Australian aircraft carrier Qantas.

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.

Tesla and Qantas teamed up to complete a Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric passenger vehicle on Tuesday. It is the heaviest weight towed by a production electric vehicle in the world. Qantas Airways, which owns the aircraft in question, revealed that this was the first time that a production electric vehicle towed a passenger aeroplane.

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. 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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