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

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

The Tesla Model X, which is known for its autonomous driving system and the Ludacris mode which makes it as quick as supercars has just claimed a Guinness World Record.

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.

Avid motoring enthusiasts probably remember Volkswagen towing a Boeing 747 with a diesel V10 Touareg.

This isn't the first time that the Tesla crossover has exhibited its impressive towing capabilities. Recently at a Melbourne airport, Tesla's Model X SUV was connected to one of Qantas' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Tesla owners who are apart of Qantas' Frequent Flyer program will have their mileage offset in their vehicles as well as their flight miles for the month of June as part of their Future Planet Program.

Qantas and Tesla are also teaming up to better benefit their customers.

Admittedly, there were no passengers or cargo on the plane - there was some fuel onboard - but it was still a fair way above the Model X's 2.5-tonne tow rating, nonetheless. Its dual electric motors generated a huge amount of torque (967 Nm), which helped it tow the Dreamliner to nearly 300 metres. In an event in India, Tata Hexa pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 previous year for 73 meters, which is highly impressive.



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