A Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI has succeeded in towing a Boeing 747-200 Jumbo jet weighing more than 170 tons on an auxiliary runway at Dunsfold Aerodrome, just outside London, England. The diesel-powered vehicle is a standard production model fitted with a special towing adaptor and loaded with ballast to bring its total weight to 7.7 tons including the driver, a VW engineer from Germany (naturally). Amazing what 553 lb-ft can do.