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unclesam 12-04-2006 8:38 PM

I didnt think so but still pretty cool. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.automotoportal.com/article/volkswagen-touareg-successfully-tows-a-boeing-747" target="_blank">http://www.automotoportal.com/article/volkswagen-touareg-successfully-tows-a-boeing-747</a> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/394012.jpg" alt="Upload">

gti2lo 12-04-2006 9:45 PM

That's an awesome tid bit.. <BR> <BR>Too bad only a V8 touareg on the Driveway at home.... only rated for 7700lbs... <BR> <BR>I had a dual axle car trailer and 3000lbs car and it towed like nothing was back there.. <BR> <BR>Maybe it's time to borrow a friends 28' enclosed race car trailer!!

brody 12-04-2006 9:53 PM

I like the size difference<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

unclesam 12-04-2006 11:02 PM

I like the facelift on them this year. And towing that thing at 5 mph and then stopping it with the car is pretty impressive I suppose.

anodyne 12-05-2006 12:26 AM

That's a WHOLE lot of force to stop, even at 5mph. Think about how much you feel your boat behind you when you brake... now imagine the inertia/force is 125 times greater (and without the assistance of brakes). I think that's pretty dang impressive for a production luxury vehicle. <BR> <BR>But most importantly, excellent publicity stunt on VWs part! Anyone know if Porsche still has its hands in this project?

madchild1 12-05-2006 4:11 AM

all i know is that i would love to have one of those. <BR> <BR>twin turbo v10 5.0l diesel with 550lbs of tq. <BR> <BR>it's a beautiful thing.

unclesam 12-05-2006 5:00 PM

yeah I am with you there. although it seems like 550ft/lbs not much for a v10 TT, I bet a chip in that thing would add a ton.

gti2lo 12-05-2006 10:05 PM

If you chip it's almost as quick as a the Porsche Turbo SUV... but your getting 4 times the milage!

dbjts 12-06-2006 12:53 AM

The V10 Diesel is a real heavy lump, to heavy For the Touareg. It ruins the cars handeling on anything other than a drag strip and the MPG figures are not much better than the for the V8.

xsmini 12-06-2006 10:10 AM

Just wait for the Audi Q7 With the V12 Turbodiesel with torque figures in the 700's

zeda 12-06-2006 11:42 AM

I would like to see it stop that load.

kystyle 12-06-2006 1:06 PM

"Having covered an estimated 150 metres the driver eased back on the throttle before slowly engaging the Touareg’s brakes to slow both the vehicle and the aircraft to a stop."

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