**PICS** VW Pulling a 747

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  1. XERQ

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    if this is a repost, my mistake. Found it somewhere and thought it was :squint:



    Touareg V10 TDI tows a 747


    This bit of news will no doubt be a big badge of honor for the few owners there are out there of the Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI. VW is hoping the number of Touareg TDI owners will grow, and demonstrated the diesel ute's mighty pulling power recently in a press event that pitted it against the standing weight of a Boeing 747. The Touareg was "lightly modified" with the addition of 7,030 kg (15,498 lbs.) of ballast weight (!) and the fitment of the 4.56 axle from Touareg V8 model. The latter mod turned out to be unnecessary since the driver, Uew Krieghoff, performed the stunt in the low ratio, second gear. Other than that, the Touareg was also fitted with a special tow adapter to marry the two vehicles together and wore outer body panels that made it look the same as the next gen Touareg being launched early next year. The engine, transmission, suspension, tires and brakes were all stock.

    The plane used for the stunt was a decommissioned Boeing 747-200 that weighs 155 tons. VW had initially calculated the Touareg could successfully pull 200 tons, and had even done a dry run with a 190-ton Boeing 747-400. Unfortunately, the only plane that could be acquired for the PR stunt was this one that is usually used as a giant prop in films. Apparently it didn't put up much of a fight, as the Touareg towed the jet 150 meters at 5 mph before slowing itself and the plane to a stop with its stock brakes. Impressive indeed, and we think the Touareg V10 TDI has laid down the gauntlet for our domestic heavy haulers. Let's see what crazy objects the Ford Super-Duty, Chevy Silverado HD and Dodge Ram 3500 can tug around.

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    wow...i'm not impressed

    and i'm impressed by that
     
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    wait, VW makes planes?
     
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    impressed* :squint:
     
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    Meh...i'm not impressed




















    Now, if it could tow towshoe's hospital bed along with her in it; THEN i would be impressed :eek5:
     
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    ninja edit> you
     
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    Spelling > you.
     
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    Wow. Impressive.
     
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    Powerstroke Diesel > VW TDI
     
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    03>you
     
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    Why does that look so photoshopped.
     
  14. Phoenix Wright

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    Edit: Just forget it...
     
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    it's a movie prop jet, and has a bunch of gay stickers on it instead of doors
     
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    What the fuck happened to one of its engines on the plane?
     
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    the toureg ate it before taking its run
     
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    :hsugh:
     
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    That's pretty balla
     
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    It seems they failed to include how long it took to get the plane moving and the acceleration. It could have taken 20 mins of flooring it to get the plane moving, then momentum starts kicking in. Fuck, I'm sure if you had a geo metro you could tow a plane if you had enough time on your hands :mamoru:
     
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    yeah, but i bet you'd kill the engine if you floored it for that long
     
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    and people still say the plane won't take off
     
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    no, can't search for reposts
     

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