However, there have been instances before where production cars towed aircraft. The latest carmaker to join the list of auto giants, that have managed to pull an airplane in the U.S. based EV maker, Tesla. The Germans retaliated with the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel past year, which pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 for an impressive 73 metres. Tata Motors' muscular SUV, Hexa was also seen towing a Boeing 737-800 in a video which surfaced online previous year.
Now, Australian Airway has officially tested the capacity of the Tesla Model X by towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at a remote taxiway at Melbourne Airport.
A Tesla just towed a Qantas Dreamliner
Tesla and Qantas teamed up to complete a Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric passenger vehicle on Tuesday.
Qantas, an Austrailian airliner organised the stunt to highlight its partnership with the Electric Vehicle maker, Tesla. It is the heaviest weight towed by a production electric vehicle in the world. The Model X towed the empty aircraft for about 300 metres creating the world record. The tow lasted almost one-thousand feet by the large amount of torque provided by the Tesla's dual electric motors. In comparison, the VW Touareg V10 TDI has a torque rating of 750Nm, while the record-setting Porsche Cayenne S Diesel's V8 motor churns out 850Nm of peak torque.