While we’re on the topic of turbodiesel Touaregs, remember that story about how a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI pulled a specially modified Boeing 747-200? Well, I found a video of the event as well as a decent reenactment.
The plane is not a real 747-200, but a specially modified version called the 747-XXX and it was built for use as a prop in the James Bond film Casino Royale. The plane has had its two outer engines replaced with outboard wing tanks, and its inner engines has been replaced with mocked-up dual pylon-mounted engine pods under each wing.
So while this plane isn’t really as heavy as a real 747-200 ready to fly, it’s still a decent feat. Watch the video after jump.
Video: Volkswagen Touareg V10 pulls a jumbo jet – 001
Video: Volkswagen Touareg V10 pulls a jumbo jet – 002