Here's A Tesla Towing A Qantas Dreamliner

Here's A Tesla Towing A Qantas Dreamliner

Tesla's Model X is not a machine you would call "gutless". At the very least, the Model X did set a new Guinness World Record for the "heaviest tow by a production electric passenger vehicle". Most petrolheads will remember the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI, which created quite stir when it towed a Boeing 747, back in 2006. On a remote taxiway at Melbourne Airport, a Tesla Model X P100D came face to face against the newest star of the Qantas fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

This isn't the first time that the Tesla crossover has exhibited its impressive towing capabilities.

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Built with just 5000-lb rated capacity, Tesla's Model X is the only electric passenger vehicle with the highest towing capacity now offered in the market. Qantas offers Tesla wall chargers at four airports in Austrailia to offer Tesla Model S and Model X owners a charging point while they are travelling. The Model X towed the airplane for nearly 1,000 feet seemingly without breaking a sweat.

Although it's rated to tow 2500kg, the Model X managed to pull the 130-tonne airplane almost 300 metres. In an event in India, Tata Hexa pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 a year ago for 73 meters, which is highly impressive. This model has all-wheel drive thanks to a dual-motor setup and makes peak torque off-the-line.

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