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Porsche Cayenne pulls Airbus A380 to set Guinness World RecordThe Porsche Cayenne is now officially a Guinness World Record holder – the German SUV has taken the crown of heaviest aircraft pulled by a production car during a recent publicity stunt at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The new record was set using a standard £66,676 Cayenne S Diesel, which makes use of a 4.1-litre V8 twin-turbo producing 380bhp, but more importantly, 850Nm of torque. With those figures it was able to tug a colossal, 285 tonne, 516 seat, 73 metres long Airbus A380 supplied by… (www.autoexpress.co.uk) More...
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Porsche then had to admit the Porsche Cayenne diesel could only break the record with illegal emissions cheating software installed.
These cars are not designed to pull anything bigger than a 737
WTF cares? They've had A/C tow vehicles for decades that cost much less. A VW could probably do the same, lol.
So whats the big deal Chevey has been doing this for decades!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1-gHqov5w8
Perhaps need to check the math: tonne= metric ton = 1000 kg = 2204 lbs. So 285 tonnes is more like 627,000 lb., vs 460,000 lb. for the 747. Not to mention truck vs. SUV.
Now every time I need to pull an A380 around I know I can use my Porsche diesel. Think I will drive out to DFW later today and find one to lug around. Just think of the new world this open up for hijackers too. As well as OJ style slow speed pursuits.