Video: Tesla Model X P100D can tow a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Tesla and Qantas have teamed up for an interesting stunt, which involves a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner being towed by a Tesla Model X P100D.

The Model X P100D is the most powerful version of the Model X, using two electric motors to produce around 568kW (193kW plus 375kW). It offers a claimed 0-100km/h time of just 3.1 seconds. As for the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, this is the new flagship airliner. It features two Rolls-Royce engines that can propel the 63m plane to a cruising speed of 913km/h, with a top speed of 954km/h.

Given the huge and instant torque levels of the Tesla (about 967Nm), the towing power is massive. Officially though the Model X has a towing capacity of 2300kg, so don’t try this at home. Check it out below.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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