Tesla Model X tows a Boeing 787, sets new Guinness record

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This isn't the first time that the Tesla crossover has exhibited its impressive towing capabilities. The auto actually received a Guinness World Record for heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle. That was enough to hand the Tesla the Guinness World Record for "heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle". 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. The Model X P100D managed to pull the giant aircraft nearly 300m. The stunt was done at the taxiway of the Melbourne Airport.

In terms of weight, the Model X P100D tips the scales at 2,509kg, while the plane is a hefty 24,700 kg.

Now, Tesla and Qantas have teamed up for a more up-to-date take on the same stunt. The tow lasted almost one-thousand feet by the large amount of torque provided by the Tesla's dual electric motors.

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As you can probably imagine, the airplane weighs much more than the Model X and exceeds its towing capacity by quite a margin. The Germans retaliated with the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel past year, which pulled a 285-tonne Airbus A380 for an impressive 73 metres.

Qantas Airways also shared an official statement, which said that never has a passenger airliner been hitched to an electric passenger vehicle for towing, at least until today. A Tesla Model X was imported in India sometime back.