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Old     (unclesam)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-04-2006, 7:38 PM Reply   
I didnt think so but still pretty cool.

http://www.automotoportal.com/article/volkswagen-touareg-successfully-tows-a-boeing-747

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Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-04-2006, 8:45 PM Reply   
That's an awesome tid bit..

Too bad only a V8 touareg on the Driveway at home.... only rated for 7700lbs...

I had a dual axle car trailer and 3000lbs car and it towed like nothing was back there..

Maybe it's time to borrow a friends 28' enclosed race car trailer!!
Old     (brody)      Join Date: Jul 2006       12-04-2006, 8:53 PM Reply   
I like the size difference
Old     (unclesam)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-04-2006, 10:02 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       12-04-2006, 11:26 PM Reply   
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.

But most importantly, excellent publicity stunt on VWs part! Anyone know if Porsche still has its hands in this project?
Old     (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       12-05-2006, 3:11 AM Reply   
all i know is that i would love to have one of those.

twin turbo v10 5.0l diesel with 550lbs of tq.

it's a beautiful thing.
Old     (unclesam)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-05-2006, 4:00 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       12-05-2006, 9:05 PM Reply   
If you chip it's almost as quick as a the Porsche Turbo SUV... but your getting 4 times the milage!
Old     (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-05-2006, 11:53 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (xsmini)      Join Date: Dec 2005       12-06-2006, 9:10 AM Reply   
Just wait for the Audi Q7 With the V12 Turbodiesel with torque figures in the 700's
Old     (zeda)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-06-2006, 10:42 AM Reply   
I would like to see it stop that load.
Old     (kystyle)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-06-2006, 12:06 PM Reply   
"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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