Automakers have been identified to undertake all types of towing stunts to indicate what their vans can do, from jumbo jets and house shuttles to railroad trains. However this needs to be a primary.
To showcase its newest updates, Land Rover went out to the Australian Outback with a brand new Discovery and hooked it up to an enormous highway prepare.
The rig consisted of seven trailers plus the tractor used to drag them, in addition to an additional ten metric tonnes of ballast. The sum complete was 110 tonnes (over 120 tons by US requirements) stretching 100 meters (or 328 ft) lengthy.
That is way over allowed even on the huge highways stretching throughout the Outback, so Land Rover needed to get particular permission, and had the ten-mile stretch of the Lasseter Freeway in Australia’s Northern Territory closed down for the feat.
The mixed weight of the rig is over 30 instances greater than the Discovery Td6 is licensed to hold, however as you may see from the video beneath, it had little bother pulling it off. Other than a factory-equipped tow bar, the car was bone inventory, with a three.Zero-liter Ingenium diesel engine, eight-speed computerized transmission, and four-wheel drive.