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…44 little people can tow a DC-10?

Little People

I was impressed that a Touareg could tow a Boeing 747, but then I found out that 44 little people could pull a DC-10. In Man vs. Beast, a Fox reality TV show, 44 little people squared off against an 8,800-pound elephant to see who could pull the airplane faster. Not surprisingly, the elephant won, but I wonder how it would have faired against the Volkswagen.

[Fox Reality – Man vs. Beast]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Volkswagen’s Touareg can tow a 747 on video?

DYH reported earlier that a Volkswagen Touareg can tow a 747, but now, just for the doubters, here’s some video proof:

[Via: Jalopnik]

…The Touareg can tow a 747?


A stock Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI “lightly modified” with an additional 15,498 lbs. of ballast weight, a 4.56 axle from a V8 Touareg, and a special tow adapter (the engine, transmission, suspension, tires and brakes were all left stock), successfully towed a Boeing 747 (155 tons) in low ratio, second gear. Up next: Volkswagen successfully tows the Earth into reverse orbit.

[Via: Autoblog]