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VIDEO: Land Rover tows 121 ton road train


Watch as a diesel-equipped Land Rover Discovery demonstrates its hauling capacity by towing an Australian road train with multiple trailers.

Who Needs A Truck When You Have A Land Rover?

This isn’t the first time that Land Rover has used stunts to show off the vehicle’s impressive towing capacity, but this demonstration is particularly impressive because the road train consists of a way-more-than-legally allowed seven trailers (four is the limit in Australia). The road train is a total of 328 feet long.

The total weight of the road train, including the truck, trailers, and 10 tons of added ballast, is approximately 242,000 pounds.

While hauling so much weight might seem like an impossible task, you can see that the Discovery actually manages to get the road train moving and keeps it going for over nine miles, hitting a top speed of 27 miles per hour.

The Land Rover Discovery’s turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 normally has a tow rating of 7,716 pounds, so the video demonstration shows the vehicle successfully exceeding that capacity by 31 times. *Interesting side note: the gas powered version of the Discovery actually has a higher towing capacity of 8,201 pounds.

Don’t Try This At Home

It probably goes without saying that even if you have a Land Rover and an illegal Australian road train on a closed course at your disposal, you shouldn’t try this on your own. Land Rover says that “this challenge was conducted under controlled conditions, including closed roads and having towing/engineering specialists supervising throughout.”

You can click here for more information on the Land Rover Discovery.


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