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Nissan Patrol tows 170.9-ton plane, sets new Guinness World Record

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Staff writer ▼ | August 23, 2013
The Nissan Patrol set a new Guinness World Record as the holder of the title for "Heaviest object pulled by any production vehicle". Nissan took the spot No1 from a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI that, in 2006, towed a Boeing 747 weighing 155 tons.
Nissan Patrol
Nissan PatrolThe Nissan Patrol set a new Guinness World Record as the holder of the title for "Heaviest object pulled by any production vehicle". Nissan took the spot No1 from a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI that, in 2006, towed a Boeing 747 weighing 155 tons.


How to better prove what your car can do than to pull an airplane? Nissan has stuck with this yardstick in using its Patrol 4WD to pull a fully-laden Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane weighing 170.9 tons over 50 meters(164 ft) to set a new Guinness World Record. The record-setting event was held at Sharjah International Airport with an unmodified production Nissan Patrol.

The Nissan Patrol is one of the world's most iconic off-road vehicles since its production began in the 1950s, dubbed the unstoppable Hero of All Terrain.

"Today Nissan celebrates another landmark day in the Middle East with its second Guinness World Record in eight months. When we began this project we encouraged the people of the Middle East to dream up the next and ultimate challenge for the Hero of All Terrain, Nissan Patrol," said Samir Cherfan, managing director of Nissan Middle-East.


 

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