The most powerful SUVs
The SUV, which by virtue of everything From trains to space Shuttle.
Have you ever wondered what can tow a normal car? Surely this question some motorists have asked yourself more than once, which is not so easy to answer. But we are ready to give you the answer to this interesting question by preparing a list of the most powerful SUVs, which are famous for the amazing ability to haul unusual things, including trains and even space Shuttle. So, for our main heroes load 100 tons no problem. Sit back. Go.
Diesel Porsche Cayenne S tows Airbus A380
About a year ago of the Porsche Cayenne officially entered the Guinness Book of records. How? Towing aircraft Airbus A380. Moreover, the SUV managed to smuggle the heavy plane at a distance of 42 meters at the airport of Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
285-ton, 73-foot-long plane was towed by a diesel Porsche Cayenne S, equipped with the 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine power 385 HP (283 kW) and has incredible torque of 850 Newton metres (Nm). Driving the SUV was sitting technical specialist at Porsche GB Richard Payne.
VW Touareg V10 TDI towing the Boeing 747
It was 2006 when diesel SUV Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI made history, oboxious 155-ton Boeing-747, derived from exploitation. Obviously, this record Volkswagen Touareg was modified, receiving a wheel axle from the eight-cylinder model. Also, the SUV’s added weight in the form of ballast. In the end the machine started to weight 7030 kg (ballast weighed 4.3 tonnes).
Then the car was towed heavy aircraft at a distance of 150 meters at a speed of 8 km/h Then the car came to a smooth stop using the regular brakes. By the way, for the record its 5.0-litre V10 engine with a capacity of 309 HP (maximum torque of 750 Nm) is not passed any modifications and changes.
Land Rover Discovery towing a trailer
Land Rover Discovery were assigned to one of the most dangerous jobs: towing in the Australian Outback a long convoy of 100 meters, the total weight of which is 110 tons. In the train, there were seven trailers and a 12-ton truck. By the way, the Land Rover company for a similar tow had to obtain special permission, so according to the rules of the road to haul the goods so long denied.
In the end, after receiving permission, the SUV Land Rover Discovery coped with a heavy task, thanks to the powerful 3.0-litre diesel motor d6 Discovery, with a capacity of 254 HP (600 Nm). It is worth noting that Land Rover Discovery has not changed and underwent some revisions.
Land Rover Discovery Sport – tows three W/d wagon
Another car, a feat made Land Rover Discovery Sport. This feat was dedicated to the old original Discovery SUV equipped with a diesel engine 200 TDi, which in 1989 was towed a few rail cars.
A few years ago a new model of the Land Rover Discovery also demonstrated its capabilities on the railroad, oboxious three railway wagon weighing more than 100 tons. And this was done in a car equipped with a 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine.
Demonstration of towing cars was held in the Northern Switzerland. In the end, the SUV had to move the cars, which weighed heavier than the car 60 times. To realize this record towing SUV instead of wheels got train wheels.
More than any changes to the car were not exposed. The car was the same 9-speed automatic transmission, which has a lower gear which made it easier car.
Range Rover: Record breaking towing trailer Airstream 684
Surprised to see this car with a trailer in our ranking among the strongest SUVs? Yes, if you compare this achievement with the Range Rover, the SUV really hauled compared to other cars in the list lightweight trailer. But the main achievement of this car is not in the weight of the tow, and at what distance and time, he was towing a trailer. Towing an aluminum trailer Airstream 684 Series 2 was carried out on 5 916 km in the record time of 11 days.
The weight of the trailer was $ 2399 kg.
SUV GMC 2500HD Record towing RV trailer
Again, let’s leave the weight to the side to focus not on the distance that covers the SUV, towing a heavy load. We again note the towing speed.
Company Diesel Power to set a world record and enter the Guinness book of world records, took the SUV GMC 2500HD pickup truck hitched to it a trailer, motorhome, to accelerate to a record speed with a trailer. The attempt was held at El Mirage Dry lake in California on August 23, 2012. On this day, the SUV with the trailer clocked up 228.523 km/h.
Towing SUV Nissan Patrol cargo plane Il-76
In 2013, Nissan has decided to set a new world record for towing a SUV heavy cargo. As a result, in Sharjah international airport in United Arab Emirates hadary SUV Nissan Patrol towed a 170-tonne cargo aircraft Il-76 at a distance of 50 meters. Nissan Patrol is equipped with a 5.6-liter V8 engine was upgraded, with the exception of equipment special towing device for towing a cargo aircraft Il-76.
In the end, the SUV has managed to set a world record, becoming the most powerful SUV that could tow a heavy plane.
Toyota Tundra tows space Shuttle endeavour
In 2012, the space Shuttle “endeavour” went into its last 19-mile journey from Los Angeles to the California science center, which became his last home. To tow the Shuttle was used a standard Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4×4.
This became possible thanks to the 5.7-liter V8 engine 381 HP
The amazing thing is that the Toyota Tundra is designed to tow the maximum load of 4.5 tonnes. But the space Shuttle weighed 68 tons. The necessary equipment for towing added another 54 tons of cargo to the total payload. But in spite of this, a pickup truck Toyota has managed to perform the task successfully oboxious 136-ton space Shuttle across Manchester bridge.
Ford F-450 Super Duty was towing the US flag
Recall that the first Chevrolet set a world record, oboxious the world’s largest flag, mounted on a vehicle. This occurred on 28 September 2016. The day Chevrolet Silverado HD took a giant flag measuring 40 by 80 ft (12 m by 24 m) at the motorcycle show in Texas.
A few months ago, Ford took the record with Ford F-450 Super Duty, Preveza American flag with a size of 45 to 92 ft (13 m to 28 m).
Crossover Tesla Model X P100D tows Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
The latest achievement in the world of towing cargo is a record of Tesla, with the help of crossover Model X P100D. This car managed to tow the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which weighs 143 tons. The record was set at the airport in Melbourne in Australia.