A Porsche Cayenne S Diesel, driven by Porsche GB technician Richard Payne, has set a new Guinness World Record for heaviest aircraft pull by a production car by towing a 285-ton Airbus over a distance of 42-meters at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. According to Porsche, the Cayenne, which measures 4.8 meters in length, was connected to the 73-meter-long Airbus A380 via a special towing attachment that sat on the car’s standard tow bar. The record was broken by a margin of 115 tonnes.
“It did it – I’m so relieved!,” says Richard in a news release. “We don’t usually go this far to test the limits of our cars but I think today we got pretty close. I could tell that it was working hard but the Cayenne didn’t complain and just got on with it. My mirrors were quite full of Airbus, which was interesting.”
“Our cars can go a bit beyond what our customers might expect – they’re designed to be tough. But even so, what the Cayenne did today was remarkable.”