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VW Touareg Does An Unbelievable Feat
A Volkswagen Touareg did quite an unbelievable feat. No, it cannot jump right out of buildings or even scale vertical heights. What a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI did was to actually able to tow a Boeing 747-200.
Yes, compared to the Boeing 747-200 (a huge airplane), the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI becomes a small dwarf. However, size did not matter in this, just like how David defeated the giant Goliath. The airplane weighed around 155 tonnes but the Volskwagen Touareg V10 TDI was able to tow the huge vehicle. It was not disclosed however if little parts of the vehicle like the Volkswagen accessories were damaged because of the pressure that it had to go through.
The whole event was attended by personnel and even engineers from the Volkswagen Cars itself. There were even spectators and passers by who were quite amused by the sight of a little Volkswagen towing a huge airplane that they stopped to watch.
Where did the little car tow the huge airplane? It all happened on the auxiliary runway at the Dunsfold Aerodrome which is located forty miles south west of busy London. And yes, the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI did not just tow the Boeing 747-200 for some mere inches. In fact, the vehicle did tow the airplane for seven complete turns on the mentioned runway. Talk about power.
To be able to have the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI tow a huge airplane, the company actually outfitted a standard production unit of the mentioned make with a special towing adaptor. This adaptor was actually connected to the vehicle and to the airplane’s towing link. To make sure that it does detach itself from the connecting device, the company also loaded the adaptor with 4.3 tonnes of metal ballast. The total weight of the vehicle (including the driver) was over seven tonnes or around 7030 kilograms.
If you think there some special things running underneath the hood of the Volkswagen Touareg, there are actually none. You see, even the engine, the air suspension, wheels, structure, and tires that were mounted on the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI can all be found on all production vehicles.
About the Author: Shane Morgay is a 34-year-old native of Ohio. She love cars and knows detailed information about them. She has a collection of miniature car collectibles and would love to have these collectibles become real ones. She works for a car part supplier most days of the week.