Porsche tows Airbus A380 in record-breaking stunt


In an incredible feat of engineering might, Porsche has broken the Guinness World Record for the heaviest aircraft pull by a production car.

The record was shattered by a production-specification Porsche Cayenne S Diesel, which towed a gigantic 285-tonne Airbus A380 over a distance of 42 metres at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

This broke the record for the heaviest aircraft pull by a production car by a staggering 115 tonnes.

As if this wasn't enough for the German manufacturer, it repeated the stunt with a petrol Cayenne Turbo S – this time capturing the impressive tow on film.

Richard Payne, a technician at Porsche GB who was behind the wheel for the attempt said: "It did it – I'm so relieved! 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."

Guinness World Records' adjudicator Pravin Patel said: "I've verified some amazing record attempts during my time as a Guinness World Records adjudicator – watching a Porsche Cayenne tow one of the largest aircraft in the world definitely ranks as among the most spectacular. My congratulations go out to all those involved in achieving this remarkable feat."