A BRITISH technician for Porsche GB has set a new universe record, towing a hulk 285-tonne jumbo jet.
Richard Payne claimed a Guinness World Record for a “heaviest aircraft lift by a prolongation car” in his Porsche Caynne S Diesel in Paris over a weekend.
Taking place during a vital French airport, Charles de Gaulle, Air France loaned Payne a hulk A380 to finish a stunt, that saw his £65,000 SUV draw a craft 42 metres opposite a runway.
Payne’s attainment is quite considerable deliberation a 4×4 he used was totally unmodified from prolongation – not to discuss a craft weighs 100 times some-more than a Porsche.
The technician had calculated, by a array of formidable mathematical equations, that it was probable for a vehicle’s 385bhp engine to lift such huge weight if it was delicately intent to accompany an adequate gearbox and framework structure.
The attainment crushed a prior towing record by a whopping 115 tonnes.
“We don’t customarily go this distant to exam a boundary of a cars though we consider currently we got flattering close,” Payne pronounced after a event.
“I could tell that it was operative tough though a Cayenne didn’t protest and only got on with it.
“Our cars can go a bit over what a business competence design – they’re designed to be tough.
“But even so, what a Cayenne did currently was conspicuous – we gathering a automobile here from London – and we devise to expostulate it home again, carrying towed an A380 in between.”