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A Porsche Cayenne Diesel S and a Turbo S towed an Airbus A380. Recently, Porsche UK decided to set a new record for the Guinness World Record Book for towing an aeroplane with an SUV. For this record breaking event, a Porsche Cayenne S Diesel and a Turbo S were used. The aeroplane was an Air France double decker A380 weighting 285-tonnes!
You may remember a similar attempt by VW UK with a Touareg V10 diesel more than a decade ago. The Touareg V10 towed a Boeing 747 at the Top Gear racetrack. However, that plane had dummy engines and was ‘way lighter than the A380. This time, the Porsche Cayenne towed a fully fitted aeroplane.
Unlike the Touareg, the Cayenne does not have a low-range gearbox to increase the engine torque. [...]