May 02, 2017 05:47 PM EDT
Porsche Cayenne proves its strength by setting a new Guinness World Record for heaviest aircraft pulled by a production car. The standard Porsche Cayenne is able to tow an Airbus A380 jumbo jet.
The 285 tons jumbo jet Airbus A380 is successfully towed by a standard Porsche Cayenne S Diesel over a 42 meters distance at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. According to the official press release from Porsche, the Porsche Cayenne S was driven by Porsche technician Richard Payne. The press release was issued Monday, May 1.
"It did it – I’m so relieved!" Payne said in disbelief after setting the World Record. " What the Cayenne did today was remarkable."
The Porsche Cayenne was not modified for the record breaking. The car is a European standard car, producing 385 hp and 850 Nm of torque. Payne drove the car from London to Paris for this purpose, and he planned to drive back from Paris to London with the same car.
The version used for towing the Airbus A380 was not sold in the U.S., since 2015 according to Digital Trends. Porsche decided to withdraw the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel from U.S. market following the Volkswagen emission cheat test in 2015. The Cayenne S Diesel uses similar software used by the car produced by Volkswagen, Porsche's parent company to cheat the emission test.
Porsche Cayenne is the sports utility vehicle manufactured by Porsche since 2002. The car uses V8 engine it entered the U.S. and Canada market in 2003. Porsche introduced the second generation of Cayenne in 2010.
While Airbus A380 is the world's largest passenger airlines, manufactured by the France-based company Airbus. The A380 towed by Porsche Cayenne is the standard model and still in operated by Air France. Watch the video of the new Guinness World Records from Porsche for towing the 285 tons jumbo jet Airbus A380 below
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