In other countries, where people use their vehicle to tow objects more often, the question of how heavy can this vehicle tow is often raised before buying one. To show potential customers that their SUV can go beyond what is excepted, Porsche partnered up with Air France to make the Cayenne pull an Airbus A380. While doing so, they ended up pulling themselves into the Guinness World Records.
The record breaking achievement was done using a standard Porsche Cayenne S Diesel, which was then hitched to the 285-ton Air France Airbus A380. The feate was done at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, with Porsche Great Britain technician Richard Payne driving the Cayenne. The Cayenne towed the aircraft over a distance of 42 meters from its hangar, setting a new Guinness World Records title for Heaviest aircraft pull by a production car, by a margin of 115-tonnes.
To be in accordance with the rules applied by Guinness World Records, the test was overseen by an team of independent engineers from the UTAC CERAM. After setting the record, the vehicle was heavily scrutinized to certify that the car was to production standard.
Watch Porsche pull themselves into the record books here.