Watch Qantas Using a Tesla 2nd Time in a Marketing Move as Model X Tows a Dreamliner
On the tarmac at Melbourne Airport, Australia, Qantas Airlines used a Tesla Model X P100D to tow one of its largest aircrafts, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
By pulling this massive weight, around 287,000 pounds, the Tesla Model X became the production electric vehicle currently on sale that could tow the biggest load. Tesla Model X name will now be included in the legendary Guinness Book of Records.
Model X: an SUV like no other
When it does not tow an airplane, the Tesla Model X P100D becomes a real racing machine. It can go from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 miles per hour. Its 100 kWh battery also allows it a range of 288 miles.
To get hold of one Model X, however, you have to be ready to take out the checkbook. In the United states it starts from $79,500. In Canada, the price of the Model X is $189,600 Canadian Dollars. Even the basic version of Model X, the one with a 75 kWh battery, remains very not-affordable for most people.
Tesla and Qantas
This is not the first time Qantas has used a Tesla as part of a marketing move. In April 2016, the Australian airline organized a race between a Boeing 737 and a Tesla Model S.
No Guinness record this time, but the result was just as impressive! Also see: Tesla Model X Doing Amazing In The Thick Heavy Snow.