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

The 787 Dreamliner pulled by a Tesla Model X P100D

Cars towing airplanes isn't really out-of-the-box thinking.

Avid motoring enthusiasts probably remember Volkswagen towing a Boeing 747 with a diesel V10 Touareg. Given the massive coverage this event received, other vehicle brands soon entered the fray to dethrone the record set by the Touareg.

Although it's rated to tow 2500kg, the Model X managed to pull the 130,000 kg airplane almost 300 meters. In fact, past year a video went viral showing a Tata Hexa towing a Boeing 737-800.

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Monday was an exciting day for electric vehicles everywhere. And, one such extraordinary stunt performed by Tesla's Model X P100D wherein it created a new Guineness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle for towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The Model X P100D managed to pull the giant aircraft nearly 300m.

This was, according to Qantas, the first time in history an electric passenger vehicle has towed a passenger plane (though electric vehicles do commonly tow other aircrafts). This model has all-wheel drive thanks to a dual-motor setup and makes peak torque off-the-line.

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